Kobe Bryant said it's "very possible" he will play in Italy during the NBA lockout, adding the country is like home because he spent part of his childhood there.
Ashley Ellis-Milan scored 17 points, including two tiebreaking free throws with 17.3 seconds left, leading Minnesota to a 59-56 win over No. 15 Ohio State for its first win on the Buckeyes' home court.
Minnesota 74, Vermont 59
Minnesota 75, Creighton 55
Minnesota freshman Ashley Ellis-Milan will have season-ending surgery on her right knee, leaving the Gophers short a player in the post.