Joe Coleman, Gophers
The sophomore kept the Gophers in the game during the second half when Illinois made a run. Coleman finished with a career-high 29 points on 10-for-16 shooting.
BY THE NUMBERS
26.7 The shooting percentage Gophers held Illinois to in the first half, keeping the Illini at bay as they made their first big run. Illinois finished at only 35 percent for the game.
3-0 The Gophers' Big Ten record to start the season, which Minnesota hasn't done since 1974-75.
52.9 The Gophers' shooting percentage after the made 57.7 percent of their shots in the second half.