MINNEAPOLIS -- Julian Welch had 15 points and four assists to help Minnesota wear down Central Michigan during a 76-56 victory on Tuesday night.
Austin Hollins and Joe Coleman each scored 12 points for the Gophers (11-1), who have the most victories of any Big Ten team this season, though their schedule has been one of the softest in the group.
Trey Zeigler led the Chippewas (4-5) with 15 of his 19 points in the second half.
Austin McBroom went 5 for 5 from 3-point range for 16 points and Derek Jackson added 15 points for the Chippewas, whose active half-court defense kept them in the game early. They didn't let power forward Rodney Williams get the ball in the post much at all -- his only points before halftime came on a fast-break dunk -- while flustering the Gophers into 10 first-half turnovers.
Sales Pitch: How do Gonzaga and others outside the top conferences entice recruits?
Jeff Borzello talked to anonymous coaches about Gonzaga and other programs with the most recruiting advantages outside of the top leagues.
Secret recording has Wisconsin Badgers seniors criticizing basketball coach Greg Gard
Wisconsin's seniors were openly critical of coach Greg Gard during a late-season team meeting that was secretly recorded and later got sent to a newspaper.
Dior Johnson, No. 15-ranked player in ESPN's 2022 HS rankings, commits to Oregon
Five-star basketball recruit Dior Johnson, the No. 15-ranked player in ESPN's 2022 high school class, has committed to Oregon, he told ESPN on Tuesday.