Here's what Mike Lucas had to say about Wisconsin's home loss to Minnesota on Thursday night at the Kohl Center, 59-52.
"After playing worst 1stH of season, after leaving points on the FT line, the Badgers were still within 2 with less than 2 minutes to play when Gophers got clutch basket from Coffey & capitalized on back to back turnovers by Trice & Davison to pull away. Gut punch. Gut check time"
"Gophers showed more toughness & grit which was reflected by rebounding advantage (37-25) Limited UW to only 2 offensive boards on 28 missed FGs. Didn’t panic either after losing Jordan Murphy to fouls. All those misses (from field & line) added up to frustration esp offensively"