Gophers fall to Hoosiers at barn

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Minnesota Golden Gophers center Bakary Konate (21) put it away for two points as the Indiana Hoosier visited the Minnesota Golden Gophers on January 16, 2016 at Williams Arena in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

The Gophers fall to the Hoosiers 70-63 and remain without a win in Big Ten play.  The Hoosiers, although not by much, outplayed the Gophers in just about every statistical category.  A late in the first half Hoosiers 13-3 run helped to bring the Hoosiers to a 34-34 tie at half.

Among the missed opportunities of the game for the Gophers, who have one one of their last ten games, were eleven missed free throws and picking up just five offensive rebounds.

A bright spot for Minnesota was that Joey King made four out of five three point attempts on his way to scoring 18.  The Gophers’ defense also held the Hoosier offense that had averaged 86 points per game to just 70, but were not able to generate enough offense to make up the difference.

The Minnesota Gophers now have a 6-12 record on the season and have not yet won in the Big Ten.  Head coach Richard Pitino has said that he expected to struggle in this, his third season, but he was not expecting to struggle as much as they team has struggled this season.