Our Clients:

Field Level Media - Professional sports content solutions | FLM

Jan 12, 2024 9:04 pm

Indiana snaps Minnesota’s seven-game win streak

Mackenzie Mgbako scored 19 points, Kel’el Ware registered a double-double and Indiana held on for a 74-62 win over visiting Minnesota in a Big Ten Conference matchup Friday evening in Bloomington, Ind.

Ware tallied 17 points and 14 rebounds for Indiana (12-5, 4-2 Big Ten), which bounced back from a loss against Rutgers earlier this week. Malik Reneau finished with 16 points and Trey Galloway had 10 points, seven assists and four steals.

Pharrel Payne put up 17 points on 7-for-8 shooting and 10 rebounds to lead Minnesota (12-4, 3-2), whose seven-game winning streak came to an end. Dawson Garcia added 14 points and nine rebounds for the Golden Gophers. Joshua Ola-Joseph chipped in 12 points.

Indiana shot 43.3 percent overall (26 of 60) and 42.9 percent from 3-point range (6 of 14). Minnesota shot 39 percent from the field (23 of 59) and a meager 15 percent from long range (3 of 20).

The Hoosiers went on an 11-0 run early in the second half to take a commanding lead.

Elijah Hawkins made a jump shot to cut Minnesota’s deficit to 45-35 with 17:22 remaining. Indiana scored the next 11 points, starting with a three-point play by Ware. He finished the scoring outburst with an assist on a 3-pointer by Galloway that made it 56-35 with 15:08 to go.

The Golden Gophers struggled to keep pace the rest of the way. Garcia scored five straight Minnesota points to cut the deficit to 69-56 with 2:39 remaining, but Indiana maintained a double-digit lead the rest of the way.

Indiana established a 41-31 lead at the half.

The Hoosiers scored the first seven points of the game thanks to a 3-pointer by Galloway and a 3-pointer and a free throw by Mgbako.

A 3-pointer by Ware made it 16-6 for Indiana with 14:43 to go in the first half.

The Hoosiers continued to put pressure on the Golden Gophers. A three-point play by Anthony Walker increased Indiana’s advantage to 25-8 with 12:14 remaining in the half.

Minnesota cut the deficit to 28-23 thanks to an 11-0 sprint, culminating with a 3-pointer by Cam Christie with 6:18 to go in the half.

Indiana responded with a layup by Walker and a 3-pointer by Ware to reclaim a double-digit lead.

–Field Level Media

You may also like

malcolm hill
Feb 21, 2024 10:38 am

Report: Pelicans sign G Malcolm Hill to two-way contract

The New Orleans Pelicans are giving former Illinois star Malcolm Hill another shot in the NBA with a two-way contract, according to a report Wednesday by ESPN. The 6-foot-6 Hill,…

Arizona, Washington State
Feb 21, 2024 2:40 am

No. 4 Arizona hosts upstart No. 21 Wazzu for Pac-12 lead

Nobody saw it coming, but the Pac-12 game of the year is set to take place when No. 4 Arizona hosts No. 21 Washington State on Thursday night in Tucson,…

Zach Edey
Feb 21, 2024 2:26 am

Rutgers faces tall order in visit to No. 3 Purdue

Beating No. 3 Purdue requires following a straightforward formula, but only three teams have been able to pull it off this season. None of those teams who succeeded were playing…

More Basketball News

malcolm hill
Feb 21, 2024 10:38 am

Report: Pelicans sign G Malcolm Hill to two-way contract

The New Orleans Pelicans are giving former Illinois star Malcolm Hill another shot in the NBA with a two-way contract, according to a report Wednesday by ESPN. The 6-foot-6 Hill,…

Arizona, Washington State
Feb 21, 2024 2:40 am

No. 4 Arizona hosts upstart No. 21 Wazzu for Pac-12 lead

Zach Edey
Feb 21, 2024 2:26 am

Rutgers faces tall order in visit to No. 3 Purdue

Creighton, huskies
Feb 21, 2024 2:03 am

Top 25 roundup: No. 15 Creighton thrashes No. 1 UConn

gaels, randy bennett
Feb 21, 2024 1:34 am

No. 18 Saint Mary’s shakes off San Francisco, wins 14th straight

Read all
fb-post
advertisment
title-icon

Upcoming events

See all odds