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January 13, 2012

Indiana loses for first time at home this season

Zeller matches his season-high with 23 points

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — Jordan Hulls appeared to be in a daze as he answered questions about a home loss for the first time this season.

Austin Hollins scored a career-high 18 points to help Minnesota beat No. 7 Indiana 77-74 on Thursday night. Indiana's Christian Watford could have tied the score but he missed a 3-pointer in the closing seconds.

Hulls couldn't believe it even came down to that for his Hoosiers.

"We didn't have our edge," he said. "Didn't get stops that we needed. Let them get way too many open shots. Didn't take away things that we needed to. Just very poor defensively."

Rodney Williams scored 14 points and Julian Welch added 10 for the Golden Gophers (13-5, 1-4 Big Ten), who had lost four straight. Minnesota shot 6 of 13 on 3-pointers in the first half to take the lead, then maintained it by scoring in the paint and grabbing 12 offensive rebounds in the second half.

The rebounding was of particular concern because Indiana's players consider it an effort statistic.

"We've got to come up with those big team rebounds at the end," Hulls said.

Indiana freshman Cody Zeller matched a season high with 23 points for the Hoosiers (15-2, 3-2). Hulls scored 13, Will Sheehey 12 and Victor Oladipo 10 for Indiana, which had won three straight.

The Hoosiers were 11-0 at home, including victories over then-No. 1 Kentucky and then-No. 2 Ohio State.

"That's deflating for them to have that many offensive rebounds," Zeller said. "We just need to do the little things. That's all toughness."

Minnesota had been close in three of its four Big Ten losses. The Gophers lost in overtime at Illinois, by five at Michigan and by two at home against Iowa.

"It's a big win," Minnesota guard Joe Coleman said. "We really had nothing to lose here. We just had to come in here and be aggressive, be confident in our play and hopefully come out with a win, and we were able to do that."

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