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Indiana holds off Minnesota in heavyweight Big Ten battle

3:45 PM, Jan 12, 2013   |    comments
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Bloomington, IN (Sports Network) - Victor Oladipo scored 20 points on 8-of-10 shooting and Cody Zeller donated 18 points and six rebounds, as No. 5 Indiana picked up an 88-81 victory over eighth-ranked Minnesota in a battle of Big Ten powers at Assembly Hall.

Jordan Hulls connected on 4-of-7 from 3-point range and scored 19 points, and freshman guard Yogi Ferrell added 13 points and a game-high eight assists for the Hoosiers (15-1, 3-0 Big Ten), who are now a perfect 11-0 at home this season.

Andre Hollins ended up with a team-high 25 points and five 3-pointers for the Gophers (15-2, 3-1) who had an 11-game win streak stopped. Minnesota hadn't lost since an 89-71 setback against Duke on Thanksgiving Day in the Bahamas.

It was the first matchup of top 10 teams in Assembly Hall since Feb. 19, 2000, when No. 10 IU played host to No. 7 Ohio State.

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