Gophers lose in first round, and may lose Tubby

Xavier’s guard play proved to be too much for the University of Minnesota to handle during the first round of the NCAA men’s basketball tournament Friday.

The Musketeers knocked out the 11th-seeded Gophers. And now there are reports that Minnesota head coach Tubby Smith may be on his way out.

There’s a report from Friday morning saying that Smith is close to becoming the next head coach at Auburn.

It’s tough to make too much out of this report right now. There have been reports of Smith leaving the Gophers ever since he got there three years ago. So for now, I’ll wait and see.