Northwestern hits 15 3s to beat Minnesota 72-66

Northwestern hits 15 3s to beat Minnesota 72-66

Bryant McIntosh scored 17 points and Northwestern hit 15 3-pointers to beat Minnesota 72-66 on Wednesday night.

Tre Demps added 11 points, seven assists and five rebounds for the Wildcats (12-14, 3-10 Big Ten), who have won two straight in the conference following a 10-game losing streak. Northwestern shot 43.6 percent for the game, but 47 percent on 32 3-point attempts and only turned the ball over 10 times.

Nate Mason scored 15 points for Minnesota (16-11, 5-9), but the Golden Gophers once again struggled to defend the 3-point line. They gave up 18 3s in a loss to Indiana on Sunday.

Alex Olah added 11 points and eight rebounds for the Wildcats, who held Minnesota’s leading scorer Andre Hollins to 12 points on 4-for-11 shooting.

Hollins also had six assists and four rebounds, but was just 3 for 10 on 3-pointers.