Gophers have something to build on for next season
By Dave Campbell, AP Sports Writer
MINNEAPOLIS -- Minnesota's run to a runner-up finish in the NIT was more than a consolation gift at the end of another up-and-down season under coach Tubby Smith.
The Gophers, save for their lopsided loss to Stanford for the NIT title, finally built some momentum and confidence after a bunch of late-game collapses.
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