Northwestern simple winner, strikes into 2nd-place Massive Ten tie

EVANSTON, In poor health. (AP) — Chase Audige scored 24 factors and Northwestern beat Minnesota 81-61 on Saturday for the Wildcats’ third straight win.

Their fifteenth win matched final season’s whole for the Wildcats (15-5, 6-3) and moved them right into a tie for second place within the Massive Ten with Rutgers.

Audige shot 9 of 14 with three 3-pointers. Boo Buie had 21 factors with eight assists. Robbie Beran added 14 factors.

Jason Battle scored 20 factors to steer the Golden Gophers (7-13, 1-9), who’ve misplaced 5 straight. Ta’Lon Cooper added 12 factors. Minnesota was with out main scorer and rebounder Dawson Garcia for the second straight recreation. Garcia has a bone bruise in his proper foot. Pharrel Payne returned from concussion protocol and began after lacking Wednesday’s loss to Indiana.

Northwestern led 45-28 at halftime after taking pictures 55% outscoring the Gophers 14-3 off 11 Minnesota turnovers with Audige main the way in which with 15 factors.

Northwestern led by as many as 25 within the second half after an Audige 3-pointer with seven minutes remaining. The Wildcats completed 52% taking pictures, made 9 of 20 3-point makes an attempt and had simply 4 turnovers to fifteen for Minnesota.

Minnesota had a four-point lead six minutes into the sport earlier than Northwestern outscored the Gophers 29-7 over the following 9 minutes, together with eight straight factors by Audige.

Northwestern performs at Iowa on Tuesday. Minnesota is at Rutgers on Wednesday.


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