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USA TODAY Sports Ohio State’s Lenzelle Smith Jr., right, dribbles in the past Minnesota’s Austin Hollins on Thursday at Williams Arena in Minneapolis.

Minnesota upsets No. 11 Ohio State

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MINNEAPOLIS — Guard DeAndre Mathieu had 12 points and five assists and center Elliott Eliason had 12 points and 13 rebounds to lead Minnesota past No. 11 Ohio State 63-53 Thursday at Williams Arena.


For the Gophers (14-4 overall, 3-2 in the Big Ten), it was the biggest victory yet for first-year coach Richard Pitino.

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