Ware, Galloway power Indiana to 70-58 victory over Minnesota

Kel'el Ware
Posted at 7:23 AM, Mar 07, 2024
and last updated 2024-04-15 14:41:46-04

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Kel'el Ware and Trey Galloway posted double-doubles and Indiana breezed to a 70-58 victory over Minnesota on Wednesday night.
Ware, a sophomore, finished with 26 points — two off his career high — and 11 rebounds for the Hoosiers (17-13, 9-10 Big Ten Conference). He sank 12 of 16 shots with two 3-pointers on the way to his 13th double-double of the season. Galloway notched his first double-double with 13 points and 11 assists. He added five steals. Mackenzie Mgbako scored 15 on 6-for-12 shooting, hitting three 3-pointers in the second half.

Parker Fox had 14 points to lead the Golden Gophers (18-12, 9-10). Fox came off the bench to sink all five of his shots and 4 of 6 free throws, adding five rebounds. Mike Mitchell Jr. totaled 13 points and six assists. Dawson Garcia pitched in with 12 points and 12 rebounds for his fourth double-double.

Mitchell had a layup to give Minnesota a 23-18 lead with 7:52 remaining in the first half after Indiana scored the first eight points of the game.

Ware and Mgbako both scored four in a 10-0 run and the Hoosiers moved back in front by five and never trailed again. Pharrel Payne's layup ended the run, but Galloway answered for Indiana and the Hoosiers took a 30-25 advantage into halftime.

Ware had 11 points in the second half and Mgbako scored nine. Indiana pushed its lead to double digits with 13:27 remaining and hit cruise control.

Indiana hasn't lost to the Golden Gophers since 2019 and leads the all-time series 103-67.

Minnesota ends regular-season play at Northwestern on Saturday. Indiana closes out the regular season at home against Michigan State on Sunday.

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