No one expected Minnesota to be this good at the start of the season. Not only did they miss the NCAA Tournament and NIT last year, but they only won eight games. A college program doesn’t usually make this kind of turnaround unless they had a top recruiting class, which the Golden Gophers did not have.
Middle Tennessee dominated in Conference USA. They would have probably received an at-large bid if they failed to win the conference tournament.
Can Middle Tennessee pull off another upset?
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