Scores

Final OT

Illinois 72

(15-6, 4-4 Big Ten)

Minnesota 77

(16-6, 4-5 Big Ten)

    Coverage: BTN

    8:00 PM ET, January 28, 2012

    1 2 OT T
    ILL 26 38 872
    MINN 30 34 1377

    Top Performers

    Illinois: B. Paul 28 Pts, 9 Reb, 2 Ast, 2 Stl, 3 Blk

    Minnesota: C. Armelin 14 Pts, 7 Reb, 3 Ast, 1 Stl

    Minnesota 77, Illinois 72

    Associated Press

    MINNEAPOLIS -- Chip Armelin scored a season-high 14 points, and Austin Hollins highlighted a whirlwind comeback in the final minutes to finish with 14 points as Minnesota defeated Illinois 77-72 in overtime Saturday.

    Andre Hollins matched his namesake's energy and production down the stretch -- they're not related -- and had 14 points to help the Gophers (16-6, 4-5 Big Ten) prevail despite shooting only 18 for 29 from the free-throw line after halftime.

    Brandon Paul had 22 of his 28 points after the break for the Illini (15-6, 4-4), who surged ahead on a series of slick layups by Paul. But Meyers Leonard, who finished with 17 points and 13 rebounds, committed a costly fifth foul with 4 seconds left to give Austin Hollins a three-point play that tied the game.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    ILL
    MINN
    Points 72 77
    FG Made-Attempted 25-62 (.403) 25-54 (.463)
    3P Made-Attempted 3-21 (.143) 6-18 (.333)
    FT Made-Attempted 19-29 (.655) 21-33 (.636)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 28 (0/0) 24 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 7 10

    2011-12 Season

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