Minnesota 81, Indiana 58

Lawrence Westbrook bounced back from a bad game with 20 points,

including four 3-pointers, to lead Minnesota to an 81-58 victory

over Indiana on Saturday night.

Damian Johnson was again the all-around spark for the Gophers

(16-10, 7-7 Big Ten) with 16 points, 10 rebounds and three blocks.

They have their first two-game winning streak in conference play

since beating bottom-dwellers Penn State and Iowa to start the

slate.

Building from an emotional win over No. 14 Wisconsin here two

nights ago, the Gophers – shooting for sixth place and a chance to

sneak into the NCAA tournament – led from start to finish.

Devan Dumes scored a season-high 20 points for the young

Hoosiers (9-17, 3-11), who lost their eighth straight game. They

fell to 15-42 overall and 4-28 in the Big Ten under coach Tom

Crean.

Jeremiah Rivers and Verdell Jones III each added 10 points.