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BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) - James Blackmon, Jr. had 24 points and seven rebounds to lead Indiana to a 90-71 victory over Minnesota on Sunday.

Blackmon was 9 of 14 from the floor, including six 3-pointers, tying a career high. Troy Williams and Robert Johnson added 19 points apiece for the Hoosiers (18-8, 8-5 Big Ten), who made school-record 18 3-pointers out of 32 attempts (56 percent). Overall, Indiana shot 59 percent and outrebounded Minnesota 35-16.

Andre Hollins finished with 23 points, while Maurice Walker and DeAndre Mathieu scored 12 points apiece for the Gophers (16-10, 5-8), who had a three-game win streak snapped.

Johnson and Blackmon made back-to-back 3-pointers to give the Hoosiers a 50-38 lead early in the second half.

Later, Yogi Ferrell made a behind-the-back bounce pass to Williams, who hit a 3-pointer to put the Hoosiers ahead 57-44 with 15:21 remaining. Ferrell finished with 11 assists.

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