Round 2 MVP: Cassius Winston, Michigan State
The junior guard scored seven of his 13 points during a 9-0 run after the Gophers had cut their deficit to single digits in the second half. He also had nine assists and four rebounds in 33 minutes.
BY THE NUMBERS
30.5 Minnesota’s shooting percentage in the game after shooting 50 percent in Thursday’s win vs. Louisville.
2-for-22 Gophers’ three-point shooting, a far cry from the 11 three-pointers in the first round.
4 Minutes played by Gophers senior Jordan Murphy, who was troubled by a back injury.
45-19 Michigan State’s rebounding advantage, including 34 defensive rebounds.