No. 23 Indiana tops struggling Minnesota 69-50Indiana's Victor Oladipo (4) attempts to drive between Minnesota defenders Austin Hollins (20) and Rodney Williams, back, during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2012, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Tom Olmscheid)
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Christian Watford rediscovered his shooting stroke with 12 points for 23rd-ranked Indiana, and the Hoosiers blew out sputtering Minnesota 69-50 on Sunday.
Victor Oladiopo and Jordan Hulls each scored 12 points themselves, and Verdell Jones III added 11 points off the bench for Indiana (22-7, 9-7 Big Ten), which held the Gophers to a season-low score and went 21 for 25 at the free-throw line.
Austin Hollins had 14 points for the Gophers (17-12, 5-11), who lost their fifth straight game. This was the lowest score against the Hoosiers in a conference game this season. They gave up 54 points to Penn State last month.