No. 1 Indiana got upset by Minnesota on Tuesday night (Feb. 26). The No. 1 Indiana Hoosiers went on the road, getting upset by a Minnesota Golden Gophers team that is looking to finish the regular season strong. There were times during the game where it got very sloppy on both sides of the ball, possibly leading to a lot of regrets if either team had lost this one.
The first time that the two teams met up back on Jan. 12, it resulted in an 88-81 win for the Hoosiers. Minnesota knew what to expect this time, though, and some really big shots in the second half got most of the fans in attendance on their feet for the last 12-15 minutes of game time. Minnesota came up big, putting the game away in the last seven minutes to win it 77-73.
It may have been a poor shooting night for Minnesota, but Andre Hollins hit two key three-pointers when the pressure was really on. Trevor Mbakwe led the way for the Golden Gophers with 21 points and 11 rebounds and Hollins finished with 16 points of his own.
On the other side it was Jordan Hulls with 17 and Victor Oladipo with 16 points, but Cody Zeller definitely didn't have a good game. He would finish with nine points on just 2-of-9 shooting from the field.
Having the No. 1 Indiana Hoosiers get upset likely guarantees that the No. 2 Gonzaga Bulldogs will be taking over the Week 18 AP Top 25 and USA Today Coaches Poll. Barring an upset, this will be the first time in school history that Gonzaga can make that claim. As for Indiana, this loss drops them a peg, but the team still stands a great shot at a top seed in the 2013 NCAA Tournament.
As for Minnesota Golden Gophers, this is a huge win for the resume, giving the team an immense boost as the regular season winds down.
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