The 8th ranked Gopher men's basketball team won at #12 Illinois Wednesday night 84-67.  Minnesota led by 4 at halftime and never trailed in the 2nd half.  Joe Coleman led the Gophers with 29 points setting a new career high.  Andre Hollins added 22 points and Trevor Mbakwe added 19 points and 11 rebounds for Minnesota.

Brandon Paul led Illinois with 21 points.  The Gophers improve to 15-1 and 3-0 in the Big Ten.  Minnesota will play at #5 Indiana Saturday at 11am, pregame on AM 1390-the Fan at 10:30.