Northwestern 77, Minnesota 74
John Shurna scored 22 points, Drew Crawford added 18 points and
nine rebounds, and Northwestern rallied from 13 down in the second
half to beat struggling Minnesota 77-74 in overtime on Sunday.
Down three in overtime, the Wildcats (17-8, 6-7 Big Ten) scored
nine straight points to make it 68-62. They also converted 9-of-10
free throws in the extra period and tied the program’s regular
season wins record after dropping three of their previous five.
Lawrence Westbrook led Minnesota (14-10, 5-7) with 22 points,
but the Golden Gophers lost for the seventh time in 10 games and
saw their postseason hopes take another blow.
Minnesota was leading 62-59 after a 3-pointer by Blake Hoffarber
early in the extra period, but Michael Thompson answered with one
of his own, sparking the 9-0 run.