Illinois vs Minnesota

Minnesota 77, Illinois 72

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Chip Armelin scored a season-high 14 points, and Austin Hollins highlighted a whirlwind comeback in the final minutes to finish with 14 points as Minnesota defeated Illinois 77-72 in overtime Saturday.

Andre Hollins matched his namesake's energy and production down the stretch - they're not related - and had 14 points to help the Gophers (16-6, 4-5 Big Ten) prevail despite shooting only 18 for 29 from the free-throw line after halftime.

Brandon Paul had 22 of his 28 points after the break for the Illini (15-6, 4-4), who surged ahead on a series of slick layups by Paul. But Meyers Leonard, who finished with 17 points and 13 rebounds, committed a costly fifth foul with 4 seconds left to give Austin Hollins a three-point play that tied the game.

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Illinois Fighting Illini
M. Leonard, C356-135-7132517
B. Paul, G439-239-1292428
D. Richardson, G413-92-21239
J. Bertrand, G203-40-20056
T. Abrams, G141-21-22443
S. Maniscalco341-41-23233
N. Egwu181-30-04032
M. Henry110-21-22011
T. Griffey91-20-02003
Totals 25-6219-2942122872
 40.3%65.5% 
Minnesota Golden Gophers
R. Williams, F283-60-22016
R. Sampson III, F202-81-23355
J. Coleman, G283-75-841311
A. Hollins, G244-65-542414
J. Welch, G200-22-22112
E. Eliason252-31-35035
C. Armelin244-83-573114
A. Hollins244-83-323212
O. Osenieks173-61-33228
M. Ahanmisi150-00-02320
Totals 25-5421-3339182477
 46.3%63.6% 
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Michigan8-1016-1680
Minnesota6-1218-1598
Northwestern6-1215-17124
Nebraska5-1313-18158
Penn St.4-1418-16108
Rutgers2-1610-22179
 
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