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Big Ten Tournament - Recap - Minnesota Defeats Penn State 63-56

Minnesota grabbed a 63-56 win over Penn State on Thursday, behind an 18-point effort from Austin Hollins at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

Minnesota was a 4-point favorite in the win, and managed to turn a profit for their supporters.

Minnesota got 13 points from Deandre Mathieu and another 9 points from Andre Hollins. Deandre Mathieu contributed 5 assists, while Elliott Eliason cleaned the glass with 6 rebounds.

Penn State got a 16-point performance from D.J. Newbill, who was supported by 11 points from Tim Frazier. Tim Frazier had 5 assists in a losing cause for Penn State, while D.J. Newbill grabbed 7 rebounds.

First-half bettors who backed Minnesota were victorious, as the score was 30-25 at the break.

Penn State won the battle of the boards, outrebounding their counterparts 41-33.