Jeff Horner scored 26 points to lead No. 20 Iowa to a 67-57 win over Minnesota on Friday in the Big Ten tournament quarterfinals.
Vincent Grier scored 18 points to lead Minnesota to its third straight home victory over a ranked team, 74-61 over No. 20 Iowa on Saturday.
Vincent Grier led a balanced effort with 17 points as the Minnesota posted its first Big Ten Conference victory in a 61-42 rout over No. 11 Indiana.
Minnesota 72, UNLV 67
All-American candidate Vincent Grier made an earlier-than-expected return to the court Saturday, starting Minnesota's game against UNLV less than a month after breaking a finger in the Gophers' season opener.
Minnesota forward Vincent Grier will miss four to six weeks with a broken bone in his left ring finger.
Vincent Grier scored 16 points and Minnesota made its case for the NCAA Tournament Friday, pulling away in the second half to rout Indiana 71-55 in the Big Ten quarterfinals.
Minnesota 73, Penn State 69
Minnesota 59, Purdue 57
MINNESOTA 60, (19) WISCONSIN 50
Minnesota 63, Purdue 52
Minnesota 94, NC Greensboro 59
Minnesota 84, Furman 69
Minnesota 83, Lipscomb 66