Scores

Final

Iowa 59

(7-10, 0-5 Big Ten)

Minnesota 69

(14-4, 3-3 Big Ten)

    Coverage: BTN

    6:00 PM ET, January 16, 2011

    1 2 T
    IOWA 19 4059
    MINN 30 3969

    Top Performers

    Iowa: M. Basabe 20 Pts, 13 Reb, 1 Ast

    Minnesota: T. Mbakwe 16 Pts, 12 Reb, 1 Ast, 2 Stl, 3 Blk

    Trevor Mbakwe comes off the bench to lead Minnesota past struggling Iowa

    ESPN.com news services

    MINNEAPOLIS -- Trevor Mbakwe had 16 points and 12 rebounds and Ralph Sampson III matched his career high with seven blocked shots to help Minnesota (No. 25 ESPN/USA Today) beat Iowa 69-59 on Sunday night.

    Sampson scored 11 points with six rebounds and four assists for the Gophers (14-4, 3-3 Big Ten), who survived some lapses and avoided a costly defeat at home against one of the conference's few struggling teams. Al Nolen had 13 points and eight rebounds, including two critical 3-pointers in the second half and a 7-for-8 performance at the free-throw line.

    Melsahn Basabe led the Hawkeyes (7-10, 0-5) with 20 points and 13 rebounds, and Eric May added 16 points. Matt Gatens finished with 13 points, including a 3-pointer at the 2-minute mark that brought Iowa within 62-55, but the junior guard was 5 for 21 from the field -- 3 for 10 from behind the arc.

    Mbakwe, who came off the bench for the second straight game following his arrest Monday, played 35 minutes.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    IOWA
    MINN
    Points 59 69
    FG Made-Attempted 22-59 (.373) 20-46 (.435)
    3P Made-Attempted 6-19 (.316) 2-10 (.200)
    FT Made-Attempted 9-11 (.818) 27-37 (.730)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 22 (0/0) 13 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 3 15

    2010-11 Season

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