The Gophers came into their contest against Northwestern sitting squarely on the bubble of the NCAA Tournament and desperately in need of stopping a three-game slide that had included meltdowns and upsets. A loss against Northwestern would have meant an almost insurmountable road to the Big Dance and another “should’ve” miss that has plagued the [...] Related posts: Game 20 Preview: Gophers vs. Northwestern Wildcats Gophers defeat Northwestern 66-53: As it happened Minnesota vs. Northwestern: Now it is serious