per STrib:

5. Can Whalen’s Gophers make an NCAA run?

First, the Gophers will need to navigate a Big Ten season that figures to provide more challenges than their undefeated nonconference slate. That said, Whalen inherited a team that made it to the second round of the tournament a year ago, and she already seems to have improved on some of last year’s deficiencies. Maybe the rookie coach has some March Magic in store.

Go Gophers!!