Boxscore
Minnesota 75, Northwestern 68
Thursday, March 8, 2012 5:30 PM
Location - Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, Indiana
Officials - Bill Ek, Lamont Simpson, Terry Wymer
Attendance - N/A

Final Scoring Summary

FinalOT 1 2 X T
Minnesota 34 27 14 75
Northwestern 36 25 7 68

Recap


Minnesota 75, Northwestern 68 OT: Freshman Andre Hollins hit a late jumper and finished with a career-high 25 points as the Golden Gophers pulled away from the Wildcats in overtime in the first round of the Big Ten tournament in Indianapolis.
 
Austin Hollins added 12 points, seven rebounds and six assists for Minnesota (19-13), which has won two straight after a six-game losing streak and may have dealt a crushing blow to Northwestern’s chances to secure its first-ever NCAA tournament bid.
 
The Gophers will meet No. 2 seed Michigan in quarterfinal action on Friday.
 
Julian Welch and Austin Hollins each hit 3-pointers in the extra period to give Minnesota a 68-64 advantage, but could not pull away from Northwestern (18-13) as the Gophers continued to foul the struggling Wildcats, who converted just one field goal over the final 9:46 of the game.
 
Despite its woes from the field, Northwestern pulled to within 69-68 on a pair of free throws from Reggie Hearn, but Hollins’ jumper on the following possession sparked a game-ending 6-0 run for Minnesota.
 
Sophomore JerShon Cobb finished with a career-high 24 points and eight rebounds for the Wildcats, who fell to 0-3 in overtime games this season, with each loss coming against a conference foe.
 
GAME NOTEBOOK: Minnesota center Ralph Sampson III did not play due to a knee injury. … The teams combined for 16 3-pointers in the first half but hit just nine 2-point field goals and attempted six free throws. … Northwestern called the first timeout of the game with 2:19 remaining in the second half. … This was the sixth overtime game in Big Ten tournament history.

Minnesota Golden Gophers

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Andre Hollins 37:00 10-17 5-10 0-0 0 5 5 0 2 0 1 1 25
Joe Coleman 23:00 2-5 0-0 0-0 2 5 7 2 2 1 3 1 4
Elliott Eliason 29:00 2-5 0-0 0-0 6 4 10 2 4 0 0 1 4
Austin Hollins 33:00 5-9 2-5 0-0 1 6 7 6 3 1 4 0 12
Rodney Williams 41:00 5-13 1-3 1-2 1 5 6 2 4 3 1 1 12
Julian Welch 30:00 4-7 3-6 0-0 2 1 3 2 2 1 3 0 11
Chip Armelin 15:00 1-6 0-2 4-6 1 2 3 0 1 0 1 0 6
Andre Ingram 8:00 0-0 0-0 1-2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Maverick Ahanmisi 8:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0
Oto Osenieks 1:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 225 29-62 11-26 6-10 13 28 41 15 18 6 14 4 75
  46.8% 42.3% 60.0% Team Rebs: 3   Total TO: 14

Northwestern Wildcats

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Drew Crawford 42:00 2-11 0-3 4-4 1 6 7 3 2 5 1 1 8
JerShon Cobb 36:00 8-12 3-3 5-5 3 5 8 0 2 2 3 0 24
Reggie Hearn 28:00 1-7 1-4 2-2 1 0 1 0 3 3 1 0 5
John Shurna 45:00 7-16 5-8 2-4 0 3 3 1 0 0 0 2 21
Dave Sobolewski 42:00 0-6 0-4 2-4 0 3 3 6 4 1 3 0 2
Alex Marcotullio 17:00 2-4 2-4 0-0 0 1 1 1 3 0 0 0 6
Davide Curletti 15:00 0-1 0-0 2-2 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 2
TOTAL 225 20-57 11-26 17-21 5 19 24 11 14 12 8 3 68
  35.1% 42.3% 81.0% Team Rebs: 5   Total TO: 8
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