Tuesday hoops roundup: B1G goes perfect 3-0
The Big Ten went a perfect 3-0 Tuesday night in men’s hoops action. Indiana cruised to an 81-54 victory over Oakland, while Minnesota topped South Dakota State 75-59 and Illinois edged out a victory over Dartmouth, 72-65. Catch up on all of Tuesday’s action in this post.
(AP) Evan Gordon scored a season-high 26 points and had the crowd chanting his name in Indiana’s 81-54 rout of Oakland on Tuesday night. The senior guard added five rebounds and shot 10-of-12 from the field to help the Hoosiers improve to 8-2 with their second straight victory.
(AP) Rayvonte Rice scored 13 points, including a 3-pointer that helped put Illinois up by double digits late, as the Illini held off Dartmouth in a 72-65 win on Tuesday night. Jon Ekey, Nnanna Egwu and Joseph Bertrand added 11 points each and freshman Malcolm Hill chipped in 10 in a balanced attack by the Illini.
(AP) Austin Hollins scored 20 points and grabbed a career-high 14 rebounds as Minnesota pulled away from South Dakota State for a 75-59 victory Tuesday night. DeAndre Mathieu added 15 points, and Elliott Eliason had 10 points, 12 rebounds and two blocks for the Gophers (9-2), who had 21 assists and only seven turnovers. They held a 40-30 rebounding advantage.