Minnesota 76, Indiana St. 69

Julian Welch scored 17 points and Andre Hollins added 16 to lead

Minnesota past Indiana State 76-69 at the Old Spice Classic on

Friday.

Chip Armelin added 13 points for Minnesota, which advances to

Sunday night’s championship game. Trevor Mbakwe, who entered

averaging 16 points, had seven of his nine points during the second

half.

Indiana State (5-1) got 14 points from Jordan Printy. Jake Odum

had 13.

Following several late lead changes, Minnesota went up 69-66 on

Armelin’s layup and two free throws by Welch with 1:24

remaining.

After Steve McWhorter missed a 3 on Indiana State’s next

possession, Armelin made it 71-66 after hitting two more free

throws.

Mbakwe and teammate Rodney Williams, who combined for 34 points

in Minnesota’s 86-55 win over DePaul on Thursday, had just two

points overall during the opening half.