#25 Gophers Beat #8 Purdue
The 25th ranked Gopher men’s basketball team defeated #8 Purdue Thursday night at Williams Arena. Al Nolen made the game-winning basket with 3:05 left when he hit a 3-point basket breaking a 67-all tie. No one scored the rest of the way. Blake Hoffarber led the Gophers with 26 points and Nolen added 13 points and 8 assists. Purdue was led by Jajuan Johnson with 29 points and 11 rebounds. The Gopher shot 53 percent from the field while Purdue shot 38 percent. Purdue outrebounded the Gophers 34-24. Minnesota improves to 2-3 in the Big Ten and 13-4 overall. The Gophers host Iowa at 5pm Sunday.