Blake Hoffarber scored 20 points while playing point guard in place of Al Nolen, Trevor Mbakwe rammed his way to 18 points and 14 rebounds, and Minnesota (No. 18 ESPN/USA Today, No. 16 AP) beat Northwestern 81-70 on Wednesday night.
Blake Hoffarber hit four 3-pointers in the final seven-plus minutes, finishing with 20 points and lifting Minnesota to a 65-61 victory.
Minnesota 82, Northwestern 63