MINNEAPOLIS -- Lawrence Westbrook made four three-pointers and scored 17 points to lead Minnesota to an easy 72-45 victory Sunday over Northwestern.
With the victory, Minnesota (20-7, 8-7 Big Ten) snapped a two-game losing streak and regained some much-needed momentum in its quest to earn a NCAA tournament invitation.
Northwestern (14-11, 5-9) struggled offensively from the start and were limited to a season-low 14 field goals. Kevin Coble and Craig Moore, who combined for 42 points in Northwestern's win over Minnesota earlier this season, were limited to five and three points respectfully.
A Minnesota team that had lost four of its past five games pulled away from the Wildcats late in the first half. The Gophers closed the first half on a 20-5 run and led 36-18 at the break.
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