No. 5 Hoosiers blow past No. 8 Minnesota 88-81

No. 5 Hoosiers blow past No. 8 Minnesota 88-81
January 12, 2013, 2:40 pm
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Minnesota's Trevor Mbakwe (32) dunks during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Indiana, Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013, in Bloomington, Ind. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Victor Oladipo had 20 points and six rebounds and Jordan Hulls knocked down four 3-pointers, helping No. 5 Indiana hold off No. 8 Minnesota's late charge for an 88-81 victory Saturday.

The Hoosiers (15-1, 3-0 Big Ten) have won six straight overall and 18 in a row at Assembly Hall.

Minnesota (15-2, 3-1) was led by Andre Hollins with 25 points but had its 11-game winning streak snapped despite rallying from 23 points down at halftime to within 3 with 19.5 seconds left.

The game flipped midway through the first half when Hulls got the 3-pointer flurry started. He and Oladipo combined for 16 points in an 18-2 run that gave Indiana a 34-17 first-half lead. The Hoosiers extended the halftime lead to 52-29.

Minnesota rallied with a 19-7 run in the final four minutes, getting as close as 84-81 but never had a chance to tie the score.