Minnesota began the 2010-11 season 11-1, before ultimately falling apart in Big Ten play (6-12) and missing the NCAA Tournament. Last year, history repeated itself as the Gophers jumped out to an impressive 12-1 mark, then went just 6-12 in conference play and missed out on the Big Dance for the second straight time. This season? They surged through the non-conference schedule to the tune of a 12-1 record. And the wheels are coming off against their league rivals again.