Gophers Beat Purdue, 82-79


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 Purdue 35 44 79
 Minnesota 42 40 82
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 Stats at a Glance
MINN PUR
 • Points 82 79
 • FGM-Att. 24-46 25-63
 • FG Percentage 52.2 39.7
 • 3FGM-Att. 11-24 9-21
 • 3FG Percentage 45.8 42.9
 • FTM-Att. 23-27 20-28
 • FT Percentage 85.2 71.4
 • Rebounds 30 36
 • Turnovers 13 8
 • Assists 14 15
 • Steals 5 8
 • Blocks 8 3
 Individual Leaders
 • Points  Au. Hollins (18)
 • Rebounds  Au. Hollins (9)
 • Assists  An. Hollins (5)
 • Steals  Five tied (1)
 • Blocks  Eliason (6)
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Jan. 5, 2014

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Austin Hollins had 18 points and nine rebounds, and Minnesota went 23 for 27 from the free-throw line to hang on for an 82-79 victory over Purdue on Sunday, the first in the Big Ten for new coach Richard Pitino.

Andre Hollins added 17 points and five assists and made 9 of his 11 foul shots for the Gophers (12-3, 1-1), who led by as many as 19 points in the second half before surviving a determined comeback. The Boilermakers (10-5, 0-2) grabbed 21 offensive rebounds to stay in the game, and after Malik Smith missed two free throws with 4 seconds left, Kendall Stephens had a half-court heave to tie it that fell well short.

Stephens hit a 3-pointer right before that sequence from the top of the key to pull Purdue within three points.

Terone Johnson had 18 points and Ronnie Johnson had 13 points for the Boilermakers.