Minnesota Golden Gophers defeat Michigan State Spartans, 72-67

Indianapolis - The Gophers had to come into the Big Ten tournament with a chip.

Make things personal.

Their theme: respect.

They don't think they've earned enough this season.

The Damian Johnson snub. Tubby Smith's coaching ability/style questioned. Criticism following losses to Indiana, Northwestern and Michigan.

Illinois is considered a lock by many after the Wisconsin win Friday, while the Gophers probably need one or two wins to earn the same status. Nev...