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Gophers' last-second shot KOs Hoosiers

Indiana’s D.J. White goes up for a basket against strong defense from Minnesota’s Dan Coleman.

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Indiana’s D.J. White goes up for a basket against strong defense from Minnesota’s Dan Coleman.

INDIANAPOLIS — Minnesota's Blake Hoffarber caught a long pass with 1.5 seconds left Friday night, spun away from a defender and hit a 14-foot left-handed shot at the buzzer to upset No. 22 Indiana 59-58 in the Big Ten quarterfinals.

The improbable play was reminiscent of Christian Laettner's final shot against Kentucky in the NCAA Tournament and set off a wild celebration on the baseline, where teammates mobbed Hoffarber before the replay review confirmed it was good.

Just seconds earlier, it appeared sixth-seeded Minnesota was about to be eliminated on another improbable sequence.

Hoosiers forward D.J. White tipped in a missed free throw to and drew a foul with 3.1 seconds left to tie the score at 57. He then rebounded his own miss, drew another foul and made one free throw to give Indiana a 58-57 lead with 1.5 seconds left.

Ill. 74, No. 17 Purdue 67, OT: Demetri McCamey scored 26, and the Illini beat the Boilermakers in overtime. McCamey, a freshman guard, made 9 of 14 field goals and all six of his 3-point shots. Shaun Pruitt added 14 points and nine rebounds for the 10th-seeded Illini. Illinois led 67-66 in overtime when Mike Davis got a perfect pass from McCamey and scored on a backdoor cut to make it 69-66. On Illinois' next possession, Davis rebounded McCamey's miss and scored on an acrobatic putback to make it 71-66 with a minute left. Purdue didn't make another field goal.

No. 19 Mich. St. 67, Ohio St. 60: Drew Neitzel wanted redemption for himself and the rest of the Spartans. Less than a week after Neitzel was held to six points in a loss to Ohio State in the final game of the regular season, he burned the Buckeyes for a season-high 28. Neitzel had four of his 3-pointers and 14 points in the first half, but the Spartans couldn't pull away until late in the game with a 3-pointer by Durrell Summers, a steal by Neitzel and another basket by Summers.

No. 8 Wis. 51, Mich. 34: Joe Krabbenhoft scored 12, Michael Flowers put on a defensive clinic and the No.  1 seed Badgers made the Wolverines work for every one of their rare baskets. Ninth-seeded Michigan shot 20 percent and had more turnovers (14) than field goals (10).

Gophers' last-second shot KOs Hoosiers 03/14/08 [Last modified: Thursday, October 28, 2010 9:39am]
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