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Northwestern lost to Minnesota in overtime


MINNEAPOLIS — Dawson Garcia made the first 3-pointer of the game with 2 minutes, 31 seconds left in overtime and followed it up with five free throws as Minnesota rallied from nine points down to defeat Northwestern 75-75 with less than six minutes left in regulation. 66 on Saturday.

This win was the Golden Gophers’ second straight come-from-behind win.

Ryan Langborg hit consecutive 3-pointers with 5:55 left in regulation to put Northwestern ahead by nine points, 54-46. The Wildcats did not score another basket until Langborg made a layup with 2:55 left in overtime.

Minnesota (14-7, 5-5 Big Ten) went on an 8-1 run to make it 55-54 with 1:40 left, and freshman Cam Christie hit Elijah Hawkins’ shot with 41 seconds left. and hit a wide-open three-pointer to put Minnesota ahead 59-58. Hawkins added two free throws with 20 minutes left in regulation to take a 3-point lead, but Boo Buie hit 3-of-4 from the line to tie the game.

With the game tied at 63 in overtime, Garcia hit a 3-pointer to put the Gophers ahead for good, then increased that score by going 5 of 6 from the line. Pharrel Payne added an emphatic dunk with 38 seconds left to put the game out of reach.

Minnesota missed its first 11 3-point attempts, then accelerated its comeback by knocking down 7 of 12. Garcia finished the game with 20 points, shooting 9 of 11. Christie finished the game with 15 points, 6 rebounds, 3 assists and 2 steals, while Payne added 14 points and 9 rebounds. While Hawkins had a double-double with 13 points and 10 assists, Mike Mitchell Jr. He scored 10 points.

Buie led Northwestern (15-7, 6-5) with 20 points, 7 assists and 4 steals. Langborg scored 16 points and Brooks Barnhizer had 11 points and 10 rebounds.

Minnesota plays at Michigan State on Tuesday. Northwestern plays at Nebraska on Wednesday.


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