Indiana downs Minnesota as Gophers' road woes continue
It feels like just yesterday Minnesota was delivering upsets of Ohio State, Iowa, and Michigan at home, but the Gophers continued their late-season scuffling and road woes in a Wednesday night loss at Indiana.
In the second half, the Hoosiers found their groove and shot at a high rate against Minnesota. Indiana finished shooting 57.8% from the field and an impressive 7-for-12 from three-point range.
The Hoosiers were once again led by Trayce Jackson-Davis with the star center putting up 20 points and 10 rebounds for another double-double. Armaan Franklin and Al Durham also chipped in by combining for 5-for-5 shooting from deep in the win.
For the Gophers, the backcourt of Jamal Mashburn Jr. and Marcus Carr did the heavy lifting with the duo chipping in 19 points apiece. Unfortunately, Minnesota as a team shot 40% from the field and a miserable 4-for-20 from deep.
With the win, the Hoosiers pulled to 12-9 overall with a 7-7 mark in B1G play. Indiana now has two wins against Iowa and the win against Minnesota on its resume as the team trends toward an NCAA Tournament appearance.
For Minnesota, the Gophers maintain a solid resume but their record has drastic splits in games on the road. Minnesota is just 2-5 in their last seven games with both wins coming at home and four losses coming on the road. The Gophers have yet to win a road game in the B1G this season.