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|Minnesota Rallies to get Past Northwestern 75-68
|INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Andre Hollins had a career-high 25 points and Austin Hollins finished with 12, leading 10th-seeded Minnesota to a 75-68 overtime win over Northwestern in the first round of the Big Ten tournament Thursday.
The loss may end the Wildcats' slim hopes of getting an NCAA bid for the first time in school history.
JerShon Cobb scored a career-high 24 points and John Shurna had 21 points to lead seventh-seeded Northwestern (18-13). But the Wildcats made only one basket over the final 9:43.
Northwestern led 61-57 with 4:06 to play in regulation, but the Golden Gophers (19-13) tied the score on Andre Hollins' breakaway layup with 1:02 to go. Both teams missed shots that would have given them the lead in the final 10 seconds of regulation.
Minnesota scored the final six points to seal the win.
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