EVANSTON, Ill. - DeAndre Mathieu scored 13 of his 18 points in the second half and Minnesota came back to defeat cold-shooting Northwestern 54-48 on Sunday.
Maurice Walker and Andre Hollins each had eight points for the Gophers (17-9, 6-7 Big Ten), who avenged a 55-54 loss to Northwestern at Minneapolis on Feb. 1.
Northwestern (12-14, 5-8) got the tight defensive game it wanted and led 28-25 at the half, but went just 7 for 28 from the floor in the second and missed nine straight field goal attempts until Tre Demps dumped in a layup with 10 seconds left.
Northwestern's JerShon Cobb scored on 5 of 7 3-point attempts and led Northwestern with a season-high 23 points. Alex Olah added 10.
Northwestern leading scorer, Drew Crawford, had 11 rebounds but was held to just two points on 1-for-15 shooting. He didn't connect until his ninth shot at 4:54 into the second half.
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