MINNEAPOLIS -- Blake Hoffarber scored a career-high 27 points, with six 3-pointers in the second half, to lead Minnesota to a 73-62 victory over Ohio State on Saturday.
Lawrence Westbrook added 15 points for the Gophers (12-4, 3-1 Big Ten), who bounced back in a big way from a 79-60 defeat at fourth-ranked Purdue earlier in the week. Hoffarber, the conference's leading 3-point shooter at better than 50 percent, had only three points in that game.
Evan Turner got going in the second half and gave the Buckeyes (11-5, 1-3) 19 points, eight rebounds and seven assists in his second game back after missing more than four weeks while broken bones in his back healed.
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Colorado State graduate transfer John Gillon has chosen Syracuse, giving the Orange a potential starter at point guard entering the 2016-17 season.
DeSean Murray, who averaged 20.2 points as a sophomore at Presbyterian, will transfer to Auburn to play for coach Bruce Pearl.
Former Kentucky guard Ed Davender, the only Wildcat with at least 1,500 points and 400 assists, has died. He was 49.