You choose, we deliver
If you are interested in this story, you might be interested in others from The Journal Gazette. Go to www.journalgazette.net/newsletter and pick the subjects you care most about. We'll deliver your customized daily news report at 3 a.m. Fort Wayne time, right to your email.

Colleges

  • In the News: Saint Francis releases football schedule
    Saint Francis releases scheduleSaint Francis will play 11 games this football season for the first time in program history, and it will start with the first of four home night games. The Cougars, who are No.
  • NCAA expands meal allowance
    The NCAA’s Legislative Council approved a proposal Tuesday to expand the meal allowance for all athletes.
  • NCAA targeting pitfalls of union
    The NCAA contends that unionization by college athletes could lead to fewer scholarships and championships as well as a drop in academic support and career counseling.
Advertisement
Associated Press
Illinois guard Brandon Paul elevates over Minnesota forward Trevor Mbakwe

Minnesota topples Illinois

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Joe Coleman scored 29 points and Andre Hollins added 19 to help No. 8 Minnesota top Illinois Wednesday 84-67 and remain undefeated in the Big Ten.

The Gophers (15-1, 3-0 Big Ten) held off a charge by the 12th-ranked Illini midway through the second half.

Joseph Bertrand pulled Illinois within at 44-42 on a short jumper with 12:37 left.

But the physical matchup took its toll on the Illini (14-3, 1-2). And as Illinois piled up fouls, Trevor Mbakwe connected on layup with 6:15 to play for a 62-49 lead that Illinois couldn't overcome.

Mbakwe added 19 points and 11 rebounds.

Brandon Paul led Illinois with 21 points.

Advertisement