Have no idea how Tubby Smith turned Minnesota into a basketball juggernaut. The Gophers never had much success in hoops, but Tubby went there and somehow managed to achieve three 20-win seasons in five years.
Now in his sixth year, Minnesota is 14 and 1, and ranked #8 in the country, with two wins over top twenty teams already in the young season. This week should challenge Minnesota, since they have to go on the road and face #5 Indiana and #12 Illinois.
Tubby motivates his guys to play hard. We'll see how Minnesota fares.
Should be a good week for basketball fans now that the conference games are starting.