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Darron Cummings, Associated Press
Minnesota's Maverick Ahanmisi (13) puts up a shot during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Indiana on Thursday, Jan. 12, 2012, in Bloomington, Ind.

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — Austin Hollins scored a career-high 18 points to help Minnesota beat No. 7 Indiana 77-74 on Thursday night.

Indiana's Christian Watford could have tied the score but he missed a 3-pointer in the closing seconds.

Rodney Williams scored 14 points and Julian Welch added 10 for the Golden Gophers (13-5, 1-4 Big Ten), who had lost four straight. Minnesota shot 6 of 13 on 3-pointers in the first half to take the lead, then maintained it by scoring in the paint and grabbing 12 offensive rebounds in the second half.

Indiana freshman Cody Zeller matched a season high with 23 points for the Hoosiers (15-2, 3-2). Jordan Hulls scored 13, Will Sheehey 12 and Victor Oladipo 10 for Indiana, which had won three straight.

The Hoosiers were 11-0 at home, including victories over then-No. 1 Kentucky and then-No. 2 Ohio State.