The Indiana Hoosiers are playing true to their strengths in the first half against the Gophers, leading the way to a 52-29 first half lead.
Minnesota was shaky in the first half, committing 12 turnovers — seven of those by Austin and Andre Hollins — while seeing the Hoosiers convert a majority of those turnovers on the other end.
The game has been highly competitive from the get-go with bodies sliding across the floor and big plays that have brought the Assembly Hall crowd to its feet on several occasions.
Indiana already has three starters in double-figures. Guard Victor Oladipo leads Indiana with 13 points and is shooting a perfect 6-for-6 with two offensive rebounds two assists and two steals. Fellow Hoosier Jordan Hulls has 12 points, making 4-of-5 shots from beyond the arch.
The Hoosiers made over 65 percent of their field goals in the first half and converted 7-of-11 three-point shots.
The Gophers shoot more than 20 free-throws a game, but have not attempted a single shot in the first half.
Despite four turnovers from Andre Hollins, he has kept Minnesota in the game, scoring 14 points and making 4-of-6 from beyond the arch.