Updated: 02/09/2014 3:13 PM KSTP.com By: Chris Long
Minnesota guard DeAndre Mathieu (4) is congratulated as he comes out during the final seconds against Indiana. Mathieu had a game-high 16 points as Minnesota won 66-60.
Photo: Photo: Ann Heisenfelt/AP
DeAndre Mathieu had 10 of his 16 points in the second half, helping Minnesota overtake Indiana for a 66-60 victory on Saturday night to end a three-game losing streak.
Maurice Walker pitched in 14 points and eight rebounds, and Andre Hollins added 10 points for the Gophers (16-8, 5-6 Big Ten), who lost to Nebraska, Northwestern and Purdue over the last two weeks by a total of eight points. This time, they came through in the closing minutes.
Yogi Ferrell led the Hoosiers (14-9, 4-6) with 14 points and four assists, but he went just 2-for-9 from 3-point range. Noah Vonleh had 12 points, 12 rebounds and two blocks, and Will Sheehey and Troy Williams each scored 11 points, but the Hoosiers had 11 turnovers in the second half.
The Gophers took their first lead, 50-49, with less than 11 minutes left.
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***Click video above for postgame reaction from head coach Richard Pitino, center Mo Walker, point guard DeAndre Mathieu and shooting guard Andre Hollins***