IUPUI 65, IU-Northwest 59
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - John Hart scored 18 points and Lyonell Gaines grabbed a career-high 19 rebounds to help IUPUI hold off Indiana-Northwest 65-59 on Tuesday night.
Ian Chiles added 15 points for the Jaguars (4-8), who ended a four-game losing streak. Gaines, who scored eight points, was one short of the school record for rebounds in a game. Ten of the rebounds came on the offensive boards.
Brandon Grubl and Devin Ellis scored 21 points apiece for the Redhawks (4-11), who led 32-26 at the half. Grubl also had nine rebounds as IU-Northwest led by as many as nine points early.
No. 13/16 Minnesota 70, North Dakota State 57
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Rodney Williams scored a season-high 19 points, including a 360-degree dunk off a fast break, and Trevor Mbakwe grabbed a career-best 18 rebounds in 21 minutes to lead Minnesota past North Dakota State 70-57 on Tuesday night.
Andre Hollins added 11 points for the Gophers (11-1) and Mbakwe scored 14 points himself,
Lawrence Alexander led the Bison with 19 points, and Taylor Braun added 15 points. Braun, who won two of the past three Summit League Player of the Week awards, fouled out with 3:57 left on a pump-fake power move by Mbakwe for a layup and three-point play.
"That's a change. They're a lot bigger and a little stronger than we're used to," said Marshall Bjorklund, who had 12 points for the Bison.
Minnesota didn't lead by more than four points until 5:36 was left in the first half, when Williams turned a steal into an uncontested fast break and the aforementioned fancy slam, the third 360 of his career, according to the Gophers.
The Gophers kept their cool and pulled away before the break. Hollins swished a couple of 3-pointers in the last 80 seconds to stretch the lead to 37-26. In between, Mbakwe jumped in the lane for a rebound and threw it down for a dunk in the same motion.
"Your margin for error against a team that good isn't that big, and in 75 seconds we managed to decrease our margin for error by a great deal," Bison coach Saul Phillips said.