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Iowa’s Mike Gesell, left, drives by Minnesota’s Austin Hollins during the first half Sunday.
College basketball

Gophers show heart against Hawkeyes

– Austin Hollins hit the go-ahead three-pointer with 11.6 seconds left, lifting No. 23 Minnesota to a 62-59 win over Iowa on Sunday afternoon.

“We showed a lot of heart toward the end of the game,” Hollins said.

He finished with 17 points to help the Gophers (17-5, 5-4 Big Ten) survive the scrappy Hawkeyes (14-8, 3-6) and escape with an important win.

Minnesota scored the last seven points of the game, and Iowa turned the ball over on the last two possessions before Mike Gesell’s tying attempt rolled off the front rim at the buzzer.

Gesell finished with 11 points, and Aaron White and Zach McCabe each had 10 for the Hawkeyes.

No. 12 LOUISVILLE 70, NO. 25 MARQUETTE 51: In Louisville, Ky., Russ Smith scored 18 points as the Cardinals (18-4, 6-3 Big East) shot 52 percent against the Golden Eagles (15-5, 6-2 Big East).

WISCONSIN 74, ILLINOIS 68: In Champaign, Ill., Ben Brust scored 20 points as the Badgers (15-7, 6-3 Big Ten) shot under 30 percent for most of the first half aginst the Illini (15-8, 2-7).


No. 4 STANFORD 65, OREGON ST. 45: In Corvallis, Ore., Chiney Ogwumike had 32 points and 18 rebounds to lead the Cardinal (20-2, 9-1 Pac-12) past the Beavers (9-13, 3-7).

No. 5 DUKE 84, NO. 11 NORTH CAROLINA 63: In Chapel Hill, N.C., Chloe Wells scored 18 points as the Blue Devils (20-1, 10-0 ACC) won their fifth straight over the Tar Heels (20-3, 8-2).

No. 6 CALIFORNIA 72, OREGON 45: In Eugene, Ore., Layshia Clarendon scored 15 to lead the Golden Bears (19-2, 9-1 Pac-12). Devyn Galland scored 11 for the Ducks (3-19, 1-9).

No. 13 GEORGIA 75, No. 8 KENTUCKY 71: In Lexington, Ky., Khaalidah Miller scored 25 points and the Bulldogs (19-3, 7-2 SEC) forced a key turnover with 5 seconds to play to hold off the Wildcats (19-3, 7-2).

MISSOURI 80, No. 9 TENNESSEE 63: In Columbia, Mo., Morgan Eye scored 26 points to lead the Tigers (15-8, 4-5 SEC) to their first win over a ranked team in almost two years. Kamiko Williams scored 14 for the Vols (17-5, 8-1).

No. 10 MARYLAND 85, BOSTON COLLEGE 62: In College Park, Md., Tianna Hawkins scored 26 points as the Terrapins (18-3, 9-1 ACC) remained unbeaten in 12 home games. Kristen Doherty led the Eagles (9-12, 3-7) with 18 points.

No. 15 SOUTH CAROLINA 59, AUBURN 51: In Columbia, S.C., Khadijah Sessions had a career-high 19 points as the Gamecocks (19-3, 7-2 SEC) won their fifth straight game. The Tigers (13-9, 2-7) have lost six straight.

No. 17 DAYTON 72, RICHMOND 64: In Richmond, Va., Olivia Applewhite scored 18 points and had 11 rebounds as the Flyers (19-1, 7-0) remained unbeaten in the Atlantic 10. The Spiders (12-11, 2-5) committed just 14 turnovers, compared to 23.3 per game for Dayton’s last six opponents.

No. 18 UCLA 70, UTAH 42: In Los Angeles, Alyssia Brewer scored 16 points as the Bruins (17-4, 8-2 Pac-12) won their fourth straight. Michelle Plouffe had 14 points and 12 rebounds for the Utes (11-10, 2-8).

No. 20 FLORIDA ST. 83, CLEMSON 6: In Tallahassee, Fla., Natasha Howard scored 19 points with 11 rebounds to lead the Seminoles (18-4, 8-3 ACC) past the Tigers (6-15, 2-8).

WEST VIRGINIA 82, No. 21 OKLAHOMA 63: In Morgantown, W.Va., Christal Caldwell scored 24 points as the Mountaineers (13-8, 5-5 Big 12) avenged their 71-68 loss to the Sooners (16-5, 6-3) on Jan. 2.

No. 22 COLORADO 65, USC 49: In Los Angeles, Arielle Roberson scored 16 points to lead the Buffaloes (16-5, 5-5 Pac-12), who trailed the Trojans (8-13, 5-5) 31-26 at halftime.

NORTHWESTERN 67, No. 24 IOWA 65: In Iowa City, Iowa, Karly Roser’s layup just before time expired lifted the Wildcats (11-11, 3-6 Big Ten) over the Hawkeyes (16-7, 5-4), who had tied the game with Melissa Dixon’s basket with 3 seconds to play.

No. 25 DELAWARE 79, HOFSTRA 63: In Newark, Del., Elena Delle Donne scored 35 points as the Blue Hens (18-3, 9-0 CAA) won their 13th straight game. Hofstra fell to 9-10, 5-3.

BALL ST. 56, EASTERN MICHIGAN 41: In Ypsilanti, Mich., Nathalie Fontaine led the Cardinals (10-11, 7-1 MAC) with 14 points and 10 rebounds. Brittany Carter and Shanee’ Jackson each scored 12 against Eastern Michigan (5-16, 3-5 ).

OHIO ST. 70, INDIANA 56: In Bloomington, Tayler Hill scored 24 points to lead the Buckeyes (12-10, 2-7 Big Ten), and Jasmine McGhee had 15 points for the Hoosiers (10-12, 1-8).