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It Pays to Follow Your Shot, Gophers Win

Minneapolis, MN (Learfield) — Akeem Springs followed his own missed 3-pointer with a putback flip from the baseline with 3 seconds left, lifting Minnesota to a 75-74 victory over Indiana on Wednesday night to hand the Hoosiers their fourth straight loss.

courtesy: gophersports.com and Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports
courtesy: gophersports.com and Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports

Springs had an otherwise off night, finishing just 2 for 13 from the field, but the fifth-year senior’s hustle after his contested heave from the corner helped give the Gophers (19-7, 7-6 Big Ten) their fourth consecutive victory after falling behind in the closing minutes.

Nate Mason led the way with 30 points, including 11 of 12 free throws, and Jordan Murphy had his third straight double-double with 14 points and 15 rebounds.

The Gophers stay at home to face Michigan on Sunday night, before a trip to Maryland on February 22. Our coverage of the Gophers-Wolverines game begins at 5:30 PM on 1340 KROC AM.

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