BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) -- Thomas Bryant scored a career-high 23 points Saturday to help No. 19 Indiana hang on for a 74-68 victory over Minnesota.
The Hoosiers (18-4, 8-1) barely retained their share of the Big Ten lead after blowing a 16-point second-half lead. They've won 13 of their last 14.
Minnesota (6-16, 0-10) lost its 11th straight despite getting 21 points apiece from Nate Mason and Kevin Dorsey, who led the comeback.
The Golden Gophers took a 67-66 lead with 3:54 to go, but Indiana finished the game on an 8-1 run to seal the win.
The Hoosiers led 39-27 at halftime. When they extended the lead to 48-32 early in the second half, it appeared they would coast.
Instead, the Gophers rallied. They answered with six straight points, went on an 11-4 run and took the lead when Dupree McBayer scored on a dunk.
Kevin "Yogi" Ferrell and Troy Williams each scored 13 for the Hoosiers, while Bryant finished with eight rebounds.
But this was no typical game for the surging Hoosiers.
They started slow, didn't get the lead until midway through the first half, didn't make a 3-pointer for the first 14½ minutes and couldn't close it out after taking a 16-point lead with 16:33 to play. And things got so frustrating that with 5:38 left in the game, it appeared two Hoosiers were arguing about a defensive assignment following a foul.
Mason and Dorsey, who had a career-high scoring total, took advantage of the strange night and methodically got the Gophers back into the game.
After a 6-0 scoring flurry cut the deficit to 10, Minnesota went on the 11-4 run to get within three. But after taking the lead on Dupree's dunk, Minnesota didn't score another basket.