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Joe Coleman scored 29 points and Andre Hollins added 22 to help No. 8 Minnesota top No. 12 Illinois Wednesday 84-67 and remain undefeated in the Big Ten.
The Gophers (15-1, 3-0 Big Ten) held off a charge by the 12th-ranked Illini midway through the second half.
Joseph Bertrand pulled Illinois within at 44-42 on a short jumper with 12:37 left.
But the physical matchup took its toll on the Illini (14-3, 1-2). And as Illinois piled up fouls, Trevor Mbakwe connected on layup with 6:15 to play for a 62-49 lead that Illinois couldn't overcome.
Mbakwe added 19 points and 11 rebounds.
Brandon Paul led Illinois with 21 points.
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It is the second weekend in January, and the Golden Gophers, yes, your Golden Gophers, are playing in what might be the game of the year in the Big Ten. Regardless of what happens against the Hoosier, they'll play their second consecutive top ten opponent on Thursday. The Minnesota game against the Indiana Hoosiers will be the first top ten match-up in Assembly Hall in 13 years...
So, the Gophers just destroyed the Illinois Fighting Illini. The #12 ranked team in the nation. On the road. By 17 points. Which is on the heels of winning their first two conference games by 13 and then 18 points. Honestly, I don’t even know what to say. I’m numb. This is what winning at [...]
All the numbers from Minnesota's 84-67 win over No. 12 Illinois at Assembly Hall. Joe Coleman had a career-high 29 points for Minnesota while Brandon Paul lead Illinois with 21 points.
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Joe Coleman scored 29 points and Andre Hollins added 22 to help No. 8 Minnesota top No. 12 Illinois Wednesday 84-67 and remain undefeated in the Big Ten.
You mean I have to write this preview already? It feels like the Illinois game just ended. And man, what a game. The Gophers defense is absolutely ridiculous. I've never seen a team handle their rotations so well, and even Joe Coleman is looking semi-competent on that end. That defense creates so many opportunities to run, whether through turnovers or missed shots,...
MINNEAPOLIS Gophers sophomore point guard Andre Hollins has burst onto the college basketball scene this year, and now he's being recognized for it.
Hollins was named as one of 20 finalists for the Bob Cousy Award, which is given each year to the top point guard in college basketball. The list will be cut down to 10 players by early February, then again to a final five in March...
Riding an 11-game winning streak, Andre Hollins and No. 8 Minnesota come to Bloomington as a legitimate contender for the Big Ten title. Could the Golden Gophers snap IU’s streak of dominance in Assembly Hall? What to Expect » Podcast » (Photo: Associated Press)
Minnesota sophomore guard Andre Hollins has been named a Bob Cousy Award finalist, the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame announced today. The award, named for Hall of Famer and former Boston Celtic Bob Cousy, is given annually to the nation’s top men’s basketball point guard.
On Saturday, the 8th ranked Minnesota Gophers head to Bloomington to take on the 5th ranked Indiana Hoosiers. This will be the first time this season that two Big Ten teams in the top ten will play each other. Both teams only have one loss this season and are undefeated in the Big Ten so far. They will look to continue their winning streaks and remain undefeated in the Big...
On Saturday at 12:00 ET, the fifth-ranked Indiana Hoosiers (14-1, 2-0 B10) will host the eighth-ranked Minnesota Golden Gophers (15-1, 3-0 B10) on the Big Ten Network.
As always, Jerod, Ryan, Zach, and Andy will be here with another episode of The Assembly Call after the game.
IU-Minnesota Gameday Info
Date: Saturday, January 12th
Time: 12:00 ET, 11:00 CT