No. 5 Indiana holds off No. 10 Minnesota, 88-81

Victor Oladipo had 20 points and six rebounds and Jordan Hulls knocked down four 3-pointers, helping No. 5 Indiana hold off No. 10 Minnesota’s late charge for an 88-81 victory Saturday. The Hoosiers (15-1, 3-0 Big Ten) have won six straight overall and 18 in a row at Assembly Hall.

Minnesota (15-2, 3-1) was led by Andre Hollins with 25 points but had its 11-game winning streak snapped despite rallying from 23 points down at halftime to within 3 with 19.5 seconds left.

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Minnesota-Indiana game highlights:

Jordan Hulls joins our crew for a postgame interview:

Cody Zeller brings down house with dribble, drive, dunk:

Rodney Williams puts back another one:

Cody Zeller hammers home another dunk:

Rodney Williams skies for alley-oop:

Rodney Williams throws down putback:

Cody Zeller powers home two-hander:

Trevor Mbakwe cleans up, slam down putback:

Jordan Hulls hits another 3-pointer:

Cody Zeller runs floor for easy poke:

Victor Oladipo gets big-time dunk off offensive rebound:

Andre Hollins steals inbound, hammers it home:

Jordan Hulls drains a deep 3-pointer:

Yogi Ferrell steals it on one end, takes it distance for lay-up:

Cody Zeller get early easy dunk:

FINAL: Victor Oladipo scored 18 points and grabbed six rebounds and Cody Zeller added 18 points and six boards to lead No. 5 Indiana to an 88-81 victory over No. 10 Minnesota on Saturday at Assembly Hall. There were five players in double figures for Indiana (15-1), including Jordan Hulls, whose 21 points led the charge to victory. The Hoosiers also got double-digit contributions from Christian Watford (15 points) and Kevin Ferrell (13). Indiana hit 51 percent of its field goals (27-of-53), including 42 percent from distance (8-of-19), and yet still grabbed 21 offensive rebounds. However, Indiana shot 26-of-40 from the free throw line. Trevor Mbakwe had 13 points, corralled 10 rebounds, had three assists, and shot 5-of-9 from the field for Minnesota (15-2) in the loss.

HALFTIME: Jordan Hulls hit 4-of-5 3-pointers and scored 14 points for No. 5 Indiana in the first half to carry the Hoosiers to a 52-29 lead over No. 10 Minnesota. Victor Oladipo was hot, as well, shooting 5-of-5 en route to tallying  11 points. The Hoosiers led from the start and led by as many as 23 points. Indiana made it rain from long range, shooting 64 percent (7-of-11) from three-point land. Indiana goes into the break with the offensive rebounding advantage, with six to the Golden Gophers’ seven. Minnesota’s Andre Hollins already has 14 points.

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John on 1/12/2013 @ 12:46pm EDT Said:

Good job fixing the echo. Now, please have the director ensure that he shows all the game action. He/she has missed some big plays by over-focusing on crowd reaction, etc.

Doug on 1/12/2013 @ 12:52pm EDT Said:

only one word at halftime: Yikes !

Gooherfan on 1/12/2013 @ 2:09pm EDT Said:

Why wasn’ Andre Hollins’ shot a 3? Replay clearly shows both feet outside the lime!!!!

5forfightingandagamemisconduct on 1/12/2013 @ 2:30pm EDT Said:

Well if Minnesota can’t block out the shooter at the line, something you learn in grade school, they deserve to LOSE!!

Doug on 1/12/2013 @ 4:16pm EDT Said:

yep minny fought back within 4 then commited the cardinal sin

kringlerk on 1/12/2013 @ 5:03pm EDT Said:

only think i have to say is that was the worst officiated basketball game i have seen in my 25 years of being a big ten fan. Indiana got every call it was kind of embarrassing to watch.

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