Gophers’ Big Ten foe: ‘I’m just gonna keep trying to play my game’

Gophers coach Jerry Kill said Saturday that he’s not worried about the team’s NCAA Tournament prospects heading into the tournament, but he did express some frustration at a potential lack of attention in the conference.

“I’m sure that there’s a lot of talk in this conference, there’s certainly a lot more attention in this league than we’re getting,” Kill said.

“We just gotta play our game and keep trying and see what happens.

We know we have a lot to prove in the Big Ten and we know we’re a good team, but we can do it.”

Kill said he’s never met any coach who wasn’t “happy” in his conference.

The conference is currently on pace to finish second in the NCAA Tournament standings with a 17-10 record, while Minnesota has the third-best record in the nation at 11-2.

Kill said the Gophers are “going to do our best to win,” but that “we need to play our best basketball.”