Minnesota Golden Gophers defeat South Dakota State Jackrabbits, 92-62

A string of one-sided sparring sessions for the Gophers men's basketball team ended Wednesday night with a 92-62 victory over South Dakota State.

An easy stretch at Williams Arena enabled the Gophers to bounce back from their second three-game losing streak under Tubby Smith with five consecutive victories, albeit against overmatched opponents.

But the winning streak hasn't masked the reality of what's ahead. The Gophers (9-3) know Big Ten play, which begins Tuesday ...