Dec 31, 2012; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Golden Gophers forward Trevor Mbakwe (32), guard Andre Hollins (1), forward Rodney Williams (33), guard Joe Coleman (11) and guard Austin Hollins (20) huddle against the Michigan State Spartans at Williams Arena. Minnesota defeated Michigan State 76-63. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports

Half-Time: Hoosiers dominating Gophers 52-29


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.

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