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...