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Associated Press Minnesota forward Oto Osenieks and Illinois guard Joseph Bertrand compete for a loose ball Wednesday in Champaign, Ill.

Men's basketball: Gophers topple Illinois

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CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Joe Coleman scored 29 points and Andre Hollins added 22 to help No. 8 Minnesota top No. 12 Illinois Wednesday 84-67 and remain undefeated in the Big Ten.

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The Gophers (15-1, 3-0 Big Ten) held off a charge by the 12th-ranked Illini midway through the second half.

Joseph Bertrand pulled Illinois within 44-42 on a short jumper with 12:37 left.

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