Though the Minnesota Golden Gophers finished the first half of their game against the Indiana State Sycamores, they rallied nicely in the second half to take the lead, outscoring Indiana State in the final half. Minnesota trailed 40-33 after one half, and actually trailed for a good bit in the second half, but started lighting it up with about six minutes left. Indiana State started to look like they might come back, but with the clock running out, Chip Armelin made a free throw that put the game out of reach, with Minnesota taking a 76-69 win.
Minnesota outscored Indiana State 43-29 in the second half, which was the deciding factor in the game. Julian Welch, off the bench, led the way for Minnesota with 17 points, six rebounds, an assist, a steal and a block. Welch played 22 minutes and was 5 for 8 on his shots, making his lone three point attempt. He was 6 for 6 on his free throw attempts. Jake Odum led the way for Indiana State, with 30 minutes on the court, 13 points, three rebounds, seven assists and two steals. He was 5 for 9 and was 2 for 4 in his free throws.
Minnesota moves to 6-0 on the season, while Indiana State goes to 5-1. Next, Minnesota will take on Virginia Tech