Indiana by no means trailed and held Minnesota to only eight factors over the primary eight half minutes of the sport whereas constructing a 12-level benefit within the first half. That margin ballooned to as many as 27 factors within the second half, because the Hoosiers ran away with the victory over damage-depleted Minnesota.
Robert Johnson added eleven factors for Indiana, which outshot Minnesota fifty six.6 %-33.three % and cast benefits in rebounding (35-33), assists (21-four), steals (9-6) and blocked photographs (6-2).
The Hoosiers have now gained two video games in a row after dropping 4 straight contests. Indiana (14-12, 7-7 Huge Ten) has outscored its previous two opponents (Rutgers and Minnesota) by a mean of 23 factors; it misplaced video games by three, 15, seven and two factors in its 4-recreation swoon.
Minnesota received 18 factors from Nate Mason, whereas Isaiah Washington and Jordan Murphy added 14 and 12 factors, respectively. The Golden Gophers’ bench was outscored 23-9 within the loss.
Minnesota’s loss was its seventh straight and the second this season to Indiana. The Golden Gophers (14-thirteen, three-eleven) performed with out their two entrance-line guards Amir Coffey and Dupree McBrayer due to shoulder and shin accidents, respectively.
Indiana made half of its 26 photographs from the ground within the first half, together with 5 of 12 on three-level makes an attempt in constructing a 39-29 lead at halftime. The Golden Gophers managed simply an eleven-of-30 displaying from the ground (36.7 %) however stayed within the recreation by grabbing six offensive rebounds within the half.
Mason and Murphy scored 19 factors mixed for Minnesota whereas the opposite 4 gamers that noticed the courtroom for the Golden Gophers amassed a mixed 9 factors.
Inexperienced led all scorers within the first half with 17 factors whereas Morgan added 9 factors for Indiana.
Subsequent up for Indiana is Wednesday’s residence recreation versus Illinois. Minnesota jumps from the frying pan into the hearth because it hosts No. four Michigan State on Tuesday.