Illini Fall to Top Ten Gophers
Coleman scored 29 points and Andre Hollins added 22 to help No. 8 Minnesota top
No. 12 Illinois yesterday 84-67 and remain undefeated in the Big Ten.
The Gophers (15-1, 3-0 Big Ten)
held off a charge by the 12th-ranked Illini midway through the second half.
Joseph Bertrand pulled Illinois
within at 44-42 on a short jumper with 12:37 left.
But the physical matchup took its
toll on the Illini (14-3, 1-2). And as Illinois piled up fouls, Trevor Mbakwe
connected on layup with 6:15 to play for a 62-49 lead that Illinois couldn't
Mbakwe added 19 points and 11
Brandon Paul led Illinois with 21 points
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