MINNEAPOLIS — Matt Gatens had 19 points, six rebounds and three steals to lead Iowa's second-half surge past Minnesota for a 64-62 victory on Wednesday night.
Maverick Ahanmisi's runner from the edge of the lane in traffic bounced off the other side of the rim as the buzzer sounded, giving the Hawkeyes (10-6, 2-1) their first back-to-back Big Ten road wins in five seasons. They nearly blew it after an impressive rally, watching an seven-point lead inside the 60-second mark shrink to two after Ralph Sampson III picked up a loose ball off his own missed free throw and made a layup to cut the lead to two with 8 seconds left.
Roy Marble was fouled and missed both free throws, giving the Gophers (12-4, 0-3) one more chance.
Zach McCabe pitched in 12 points and Aaron White added 10 for the Hawkeyes, who ended a six-game losing streak to the Gophers.