MINNEAPOLIS — Liam Robbins scored 27 points and led four No. 21 Minnesota players in double-digit scoring and the Golden Gophers pulled away to beat No. 25 Ohio State 77-60 on Sunday.
Minnesota Bounces Back Against Ohio State
Sunday’s win saw Minnesota bouncing back from the 71-59 loss to No. 6 Wisconsin this past Thursday.
Robbins, who shot 7 of 13 from the field and made 12 of his 17 attempts from the stripe, added 14 rebounds, five blocks, four assists and two steals in 36 minutes.
Marcus Carr had 15 points and six rebounds, Gabe Kalscheur ended with 13 points on 5 of 9 shooting with five rebounds, while Both Gach scored 10 points for the Golden Gophers (10-2, 3-2 Big Ten), who shot 43.6% from the field on 24 of 55 shooting.
Duane Washington Jr. had 21 points on 7 of 12 shooting with five 3-pointers to lead the way for Ohio State.
E.J. Liddell ended with 10 points and seven rebounds for the Buckeyes (8-3, 2-3), who shot 31.1% on 19 of 61 shooting.
Ohio State led 43-37 at halftime before using an 8-0 run to open up a 67-50 lead with 9:17 remaining and was never challenged afterward.
Despite losing Wisconsin in midweek, Minnesota is expected to hold its place in the AP ranking.
However, Ohio State is set to fall out of the top 25 when the new rankings come out on Monday.
The Minnesota Golden Gophers will next take on No. 8 Michigan on Wednesday.
The Ohio State Buckeyes are hosting Penn State on Wednesday.