Gophers Storm Back to Beat Penn State, 68-65


  1st 2nd F
 Minnesota 30 38 68
 Penn State 35 30 65
 68
 
 65

 

 Stats at a Glance
MINN PSU
 • Points 68 65
 • FGM-Att. 21-51 22-58
 • FG Percentage 41.2 37.9
 • 3FGM-Att. 4-16 3-19
 • 3FG Percentage 25.0 15.8
 • FTM-Att. 22-34 18-29
 • FT Percentage 64.7 62.1
 • Rebounds 39 39
 • Turnovers 14 14
 • Assists 9 10
 • Steals 7 4
 • Blocks 7 7
 Individual Leaders
 • Points  Mathieu (16)
 • Rebounds  Eliason (12)
 • Assists  An. Hollins (3)
 • Steals  Mathieu (3)
 • Blocks  Eliason (4)
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08, 2014

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STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) - DeAndre Mathieu scored 16 points and Andre Hollins added 14 as Minnesota overcame a late six-point deficit to defeat Penn State 68-65 Wednesday night.

Four late free throw conversions by Malik Smith in the final 30 seconds and one by Elliott Eliason with 33 seconds, enabled the Gophers (13-3, 2-1 Big Ten) to hang on after taking its first lead of the second half with 1:43 remaining.

Tim Frazier scored 20 points for Penn State (9-7, 0-3) but was unable to finish the game after injuring his right leg with 2:08 left and Penn State leading 59-57.

Mathieu forced back-to-back Penn State turnovers, including a strip of John Johnson and his ensuing basket gave the Gophers a 63-60 lead and forced Penn State to foul.

The Nittany Lions' Allen Roberts missed a game-tying 3-point shot with 1 second to go.

Minnesota, which has won 30 out of 40 games in its series with Penn State, also got 11 points and 12 rebounds from Eliason.