IMPACT PLAYER Thomas Bryant, Indiana
The freshman big man, who finished with a career-high 23 points and eight rebounds, was aggressive from the start but ramped up as the game went on. His end-to-end layup gave Indiana its first lead of the game halfway through the first half, and his dunk with 27 seconds left proved to be the final blow.
By the numbers
28-26 Gophers’ advantage in made field goals. They have led in that category in three of the past four games.
2 Three-pointers made by Indiana, three fewer than its previous low on the season (Minnesota went an identical 2-for-18).
58.8 The Gophers’ performance (10-for-17) from the free-throw line. They have shot below 60 percent from the stripe in three consecutive games.