PRINT SCHEDULES FOOTBALL | BASKETBALL | HOCKEY
Refresh  
  Page last updated on Sun Dec 21 19:37:33 EST 2014
TOP NEWS
MINNESOTA CLOSER TO THE BIG 10 AFTER BEATING INDIANA
Fri, 01 Mar 2013 01:30 AM EST

Retaining that No. One national ranking has been elusive all though this wild season in college basketball, and Indiana Hoosiers was the latest to lose at the top – again.

Most important and maybe more challenging for the Hoosiers, however, is holding on to first place in the tough-as-ever Big 10.

Trevor Mbakwe had 21 points on 8-for-10 shooting and 12 rebounds to help Minnesota Golden Gophers take down top-ranked Indiana 77-73, the 7th time the No. One team in the Associated Press poll has lost this season. Three of those losses were by the Hoosiers, who were No. 1 when they slipped to Butler Bulldogs and Wisconsin Badgers earlier this season. All 3 opponents were unranked at the time.

Indiana (24-4, 12-3) has held the No. 1 ranking for 10 of the 17 polls by the AP this season, including the last 4, and that will likely change next week. But fending off Michigan, Michigan State and Wisconsin is what’s on the minds of the Indiana Hoosiers, who’ll take a one-game lead in the conference race into Saturday’s game against Iowa Hawkeyes.

Andre Hollins added 16 points for the Gophers (19-9, 7-8), who outrebounded Cody Zeller and the Hoosiers by a whopping 44-30 and solidified their slipping NCAA tournament hopes with a powerful performance against the meeting leader. The fired-up fans swarmed the court as the last seconds ticked off, the 1st time that’s happened here since a 2002 win over Indiana.

”There were just too many times when that first shot went up and they were there before we were because we didn’t get into their bodies,” Hoosiers coach Tom Crean said. ”We weren’t physical enough on the glass. That’s the bottom line.”

Zeller, the 2nd-leading shooter in the Big 10, went 2 for 9. He had 9 points with 4 turnovers. Minnesota Golden Gophers had 40 points in the paint to Indiana’s 22.

Mbakwe, a 6th-year senior, had lots to do with that. While positing his conference-leading 7th double-double of the season, the 24-year-old Mbakwe was a man among boys in some ways in this game, dominating both ends of the court when the Gophers needed him most. He grabbed 6 of Minnesota’s 23 offensive rebounds, 2 of them to keep a key possession alive. His off-balance put-back drew contact for a 3-point play with 7:22 left that gave the Gophers a 55-52 lead.

Mbakwe was requested a loudly questioned blocking foul, his 4th, with 4:39 remaining on Zeller’s fast-break layup and free throw that put the Hoosiers up 59-58. But Austin Hollins answered with a pump-fake layup that drew a bad for a 3-point play and a 2-point advantage for the Minnesota Golden Gophers. NFL lines

The Hoosiers didn’t lead again, and Joe Coleman’s fast-break dunk with 2:35 left gave Golden Gophers a 68-61 cushion that helped it bear a couple of 3-pointers by Christian Watford and one by Jordan Hulls in the closing minutes. That was the only basket Hulls made after halftime. He had 17 points.

The Indiana Hoosiers are still in position for their 1st outright Big 10 regular-season championship since 1993. With another home game against Ohio State on March 5, Indiana could still clinch the title before the finale at Michigan on March 10.


Sponsored Links

Download Printable Schedules
Now you can download and print schedules for each sport so you can plan ahead and track your results.
UPDATED:
FOOTBALL: 8/3/2014 - 11/3/2014
11/4/2014 - 2/1/2015
BASKETBALL 12/16/2014 - 1/12/2015
11/13/2014 - 12/15/2014
HOCKEY 12/15/2014 - 1/12/2015
11/13/2014 - 12/15/2014
TOP TEN WAGERS
RK Team
1
Pittsburgh Steelers
2
New England Patriots
3
Indianapolis Colts
4
Seattle Seahawks
5
Green Bay Packers
12/21/2014
NFLGiants vs Rams1:05 PM PST
NFLBills vs Raiders1:25 PM PST
NFLColts vs Cowboys1:25 PM PST
NBA76ers vs Magic3:05 PM PST
NBACeltics vs Heat3:05 PM PST
NBAPistons vs Nets3:05 PM PST
NBALakers vs Kings3:05 PM PST
NBASuns vs Wizards3:05 PM PST
NBAPelicans vs Thunder4:05 PM PST
NBAPacers vs Timberwolves4:05 PM PST
NFLSeahawks vs Cardinals5:30 PM PST
12/22/2014
Italy - SupercoppaJUVENTUS vs. NAPOLI09:00 AM PST
Turkey - Süper LigCAYKUR RIZESPOR vs. GAZIANTEPSPOR09:00 AM PST
Greece - Super LeaguePANATHINAIKOS vs. AOK KERKYRA09:30 AM PST
Israel - Premier LeagueB JERUSALEM vs. H BEER SHEVA10:55 AM PST
College FootballBYU vs Memphis11:00 AM PST
Portugal - Primeira LigaSP BRAGA vs. P FERREIRA11:00 AM PST
Germany - 2nd BundesligaRB LEIPZIG vs. TSV 1860 MÃœNCHEN11:15 AM PST
England - Premier LeagueSTOKE vs. CHELSEA12:00 PM PST
Portugal - Primeira LigaRIO AVE vs. BELENENSES1:00 PM PST
NBANuggets vs Hornets4:05 PM PST
NBAJazz vs Grizzlies5:05 PM PST
NBARaptors vs Bulls5:05 PM PST
NBATrail Blazers vs Rockets5:05 PM PST
NFLBroncos vs Bengals5:30 PM PST
NBAHawks vs Mavericks5:35 PM PST
NBAClippers vs Spurs5:35 PM PST
NBAKings vs Warriors7:35 PM PST
12/23/2014
College FootballNorthern Illinois vs Marshall3:00 PM PST
College FootballNavy vs San Diego State6:30 PM PST
12/24/2014
College FootballCentral Michigan vs Western Kentucky09:00 AM PST
College FootballFresno State vs Rice5:00 PM PST
12/26/2014
College FootballIllinois vs Louisiana Tech10:00 AM PST
College FootballRutgers vs North Carolina1:30 PM PST
College FootballNC State vs Central Florida5:00 PM PST
12/27/2014
College FootballVirginia Tech vs Cincinnati10:00 AM PST
College FootballDuke vs Arizona State11:00 AM PST
College FootballMiami Florida vs South Carolina12:30 PM PST
College FootballPenn State vs Boston College1:30 PM PST
College FootballNebraska vs USC5:00 PM PST
12/29/2014
College FootballWest Virginia vs Texas A&M11:00 AM PST
College FootballClemson vs Oklahoma2:30 PM PST
College FootballTexas vs Arkansas6:00 PM PST
12/30/2014
College FootballNotre Dame vs LSU12:00 PM PST
College FootballLouisville vs Georgia3:30 PM PST
College FootballMaryland vs Stanford7:00 PM PST
12/31/2014
College FootballMississippi vs TCU09:30 AM PST
College FootballBoise State vs Arizona1:00 PM PST
College FootballGeorgia Tech vs Mississippi State5:00 PM PST
01/01/2015
College FootballWisconsin vs Auburn09:00 AM PST
College FootballMichigan State vs Baylor09:30 AM PST
College FootballMinnesota vs Missouri10:00 AM PST
College FootballFlorida State vs Oregon2:00 PM PST
College FootballOhio State vs Alabama5:30 PM PST
01/02/2015
College FootballPittsburgh vs Houston09:00 AM PST
College FootballIowa vs Tennessee12:20 PM PST
College FootballUCLA vs Kansas State3:45 PM PST
College FootballOklahoma State vs Washington7:15 PM PST
01/03/2015
College FootballEast Carolina vs Florida09:00 AM PST
01/04/2015
College FootballToledo vs Arkansas State6:00 PM PST

x