Minnesota routs No. 13 Indiana
Minneapolis, MN (Sports Network) – Vincent Grier scored a game-high 17 points
and grabbed 10 rebounds to lead Minnesota past 13th-ranked Indiana, 61-42, at
J’son Stamper contributed 12 points for Minnesota (10-8, 1-6 Big Ten), which
ended a six-game losing streak and easily handled the heavily-favored
Hoosiers. Spencer Tollackson added eight points in the triumph.
Marco Killingsworth led Indiana with 15 points and eight boards, while Robert
Vaden chipped in 11 in the setback. The Hoosiers (12-5, 4-3) have lost two
in a row and three of their last five games.
Minnesota stormed out to a 24-11 lead thanks to Rico Tucker’s three-pointer
with 7:17 remaining in the first half. Indiana was ice cold in the opening 20
minutes and trailed 34-16 at halftime.
Stamper and Grier both had six points at the break to lead a balanced Gopher
attack, while Vaden paced the Hoosiers with five points.
Tollackson’s jumper staked Minnesota to a 43-21 advantage almost six minutes
into the second half. Stamper later made it 49-25 on a jumper midway through
the period and the Gopher rout was on.
Indiana was out of the sync the entire game and never displayed why it is
ranked 13th in the country.
The Hoosiers have now been held to 62 or fewer points in four straight
outings…The last time Indiana defeated Minnesota on the road was during the
2004 season…Minnesota will play Ohio State next, while Indiana takes on
Northwestern…The Hoosiers have now been held to 62 or fewer points in four
straight outings…The last time Indiana defeated Minnesota on the road was
during the 2004 season…Minnesota will play Ohio State next, while Indiana
takes on Northwestern…The Gophers had a 35-31 edge on the glass.