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No. 5 Indiana takes control early against No. 8 Minnesota, pulls away with 88-81 rout

  • Indiana's Jordan Hulls (1) knocks the the ball away from Minnesota's Austin Hollins (20) by during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013, in Bloomington, Ind. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

    Indiana's Jordan Hulls (1) knocks the the ball away from Minnesota's Austin Hollins (20) by during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013, in Bloomington, Ind. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)  (The Associated Press)

  • Minnesota's Joe Coleman, cemter, battles Indiana's Christian Watford, left, and Victor Oladipo for a rebound during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013, in Bloomington, Ind. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

    Minnesota's Joe Coleman, cemter, battles Indiana's Christian Watford, left, and Victor Oladipo for a rebound during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013, in Bloomington, Ind. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)  (The Associated Press)

  • Indiana's Jordan Hulls (1) works the ball against Minnesota's Trevor Mbakwe (32) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013, in Bloomington, Ind. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

    Indiana's Jordan Hulls (1) works the ball against Minnesota's Trevor Mbakwe (32) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013, in Bloomington, Ind. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)  (The Associated Press)

Victor Oladipo had 20 points and six rebounds and Jordan Hulls knocked down four 3-pointers, helping No. 5 Indiana hold off No. 8 Minnesota's late charge for an 88-81 victory Saturday.

The Hoosiers (15-1, 3-0 Big Ten) have won six straight overall and 18 in a row at Assembly Hall.

Minnesota (15-2, 3-1) was led by Andre Hollins with 25 points but had its 11-game winning streak snapped despite rallying from 23 points down at halftime to within 3 with 19.5 seconds left.

The game flipped midway through the first half when Hulls got the 3-pointer flurry started. He and Oladipo combined for 16 points in an 18-2 run that gave Indiana a 34-17 first-half lead. The Hoosiers extended the halftime lead to 52-29.

Minnesota rallied with a 19-7 run in the final four minutes, getting as close as 84-81 but never had a chance to tie the score.