Minnesota 54, Northwestern 48
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[February 17, 2014]
Minnesota 54, Northwestern 48: DeAndre Mathieu scored 18 points on 7-of-10 shooting to lift the Gophers
in Big Ten play and snap a five-game skid on the road.
Maurice Walker finished with eight points and six rebounds off
the bench and Joey King had seven points for Minnesota (17-9, 6-7),
which ended a five-game losing streak at Welsh-Ryan Arena. Austin
Hollins added six points and six boards while Andre Hollins chipped
in eight points.
JerShon Cobb had a game-high 23 points and five threes for
Northwestern (12-14, 5-8), which has lost its last three games. Alex
Olah had 10 points and four rebounds, and Tre Demps scored nine
points off the bench.
Minnesota trailed 28-25 at the break after committing 10 turnovers
in the first half but three quick scores from Mathieu and Andre
Hollins gave the Gophers a 32-31 lead around the 17:44 mark of the
second half. The lead changed four times over the next 10 minutes
and Cobb kept the Wildcats close with three triples during the
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A 3 from Austin Hollins at the 3:09 mark gave the Gophers a
five-point lead and Mathieu hit two free throws with 14 seconds
remaining to make it 52-46. A layup by Demps cut the lead to four
but Andre Hollins sank two more free throws to put the game away.
GAME NOTEBOOK: Minnesota has averaged 13.5 turnovers over the last
four games. ... Cobb has made five or more threes in back-to-back
games and scored more than 20 points four times this season. ...
Drew Crawford, the active leading-scorer in the Big Ten (1,809
points), went 1-for-15 for two points, but did have 11 rebounds for
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