Indiana falls to Minnesota

Minnesota 77, Indiana 74

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BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — Austin Hollins scored a career-high 18 points to help Minnesota beat No. 7 Indiana 77-74 on Thursday night.

Minnesota's Rodney Williams (bottom) and Indiana's Cody Zeller vie for a loose ball during the first half of their game on Thursday. Minnesota won by three.  DARRON CUMMINGS/ASSOCIATED PRESS
Minnesota's Rodney Williams (bottom) and Indiana's Cody Zeller vie for a loose ball during the first half of their game on Thursday. Minnesota won by three.

Indiana’s Christian Watford could have tied the score but he missed a 3-pointer in the closing seconds.

Rodney Williams scored 14 points and Julian Welch added 10 for the Golden Gophers (13-5, 1-4 Big Ten), who had lost four in a row. Minnesota shot 6 of 13 on 3-pointers in the first half to take the lead, then maintained it by scoring in the paint and grabbing 12 offensive rebounds.

Freshman Cody Zeller matched a season high with 23 points for the Hoosiers (15-2, 3-2).

NO. 8 DUKE 61, NO. 16 VIRGINIA 58

In Durham, N.C., Mason Plumlee scored 12 points and Duke held on to beat Virginia to snap the Cavaliers’
12-game winning streak.

Austin Rivers and Seth Curry added 11 points apiece for the Blue Devils (14-2, 2-0 Atlantic Coast Conference).

Despite an off night from 3-point range, they shot 52 percent against one of the league’s stingiest defenses, put together a game-changing run shortly after halftime, then held off Virginia’s late push.

Mike Scott scored 23 points for the Cavaliers (14-2, 1-1). They pulled within three on Akil Mitchell’s stickback dunk with 47.6 seconds left, then forced a stop and had the ball with about 13 seconds left. But Scott missed a 3-pointer from the corner and Jontel Evans missed a 3 from the wing as time expired.


In Murray, Ky.,Donte Poole had 21 points and three steals to lead Murray State past Jacksonville State, giving the unbeaten Racers the best start in school history.

Ed Daniel added 11 points, nine rebounds and three blocks for the Racers (17-0, 5-0 Ohio Valley Conference). Murray State is one of three undefeated teams in Division I, joining No. 1 Syracuse and No. 4 Baylor.


In Starkville, Miss., Dee Bost had a crucial steal and dunk on the final possession of the game as Mississippi State survived a late scare.

Mississippi State (14-3, 1-1 Southeastern Conference) avoided its first 0-2 start in league play since 2003. The Bulldogs led by 12 early in the second half, but Tennessee cut it to 60-58 on Renaldo Woolridge’s 3-pointer with 44.2 seconds remaining.

Tennessee got the ball back on a steal by Skylar McBee and had a chance to tie or win with seconds remaining, but Bost slapped the ball away from Trae Golden and drove for the dunk.


In Boston, Dennis Clifford hit a short tiebreaking jumper in the lane with 42 seconds left and finished with 15 points to lift Boston College.

Lonnie Jackson had 14 points and Clifford added seven rebounds for the Eagles.

The win snapped a three game losing streak for Boston College (6-10, 1-1 ACC).

Andre Young led the Tigers (9-7, 1-1) with 12 points and T.J. Sapp had 11.

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