Hoosiers put Gophers back in their hole, win 80-56


Indiana showed their dominance over Minnesota once again, beating them by a final of 80-56.

For the Indiana Hoosiers, dominance is a very rare scenario that happens during Big Ten conference play for them, but when it does, boy do they show they can be an elite team. Against Minnesota, they showed off their defensive prowess, holding the Gophers to 56 points on 33-percent shooting, while shooting 56-percent on their own shots.

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From the beginning of the game, Devonte Green had the hot-hand for the Hoosiers as he finished the first half with 17 points, including 4-6 from beyond the arc. Given Indiana’s big lead, Green was not needed much down the stretch, finishing with 19 points for the game.

Along with Green, Juwan Morgan was once again the player of the game for the Hoosiers, as he has been for the majority of the contests this season. Last time Indiana played Minnesota back on January 6th, Morgan put up 20 points on 8-16 shooting, this time around he scored 19 on 8-13 from the field.

Justin Smith stepped up once again for the Hoosiers. Maybe they should continue to play Minnesota, as it sees every time they play them he has an outstanding game. He chipped in 9 points, including this ferocious dunk.


For Minnesota, guards Nate Mason and Isaiah Washington led the team in scoring with 18 and 14 respectively. Before the game Tom Ostron spoke of the plan to slow down the two guards, despite not doing that, Indiana found a way win against the injury-ravaged Gophers.

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With the win Indiana reaches .500 during conference play, and 2 games over .500 with a 14-12 overall record. Up next they have Illinois on the schedule at Assembly Hall next weekend, they’ll to start a winning streak in that contest.