MINNEAPOLIS, Feb. 10 (UPI) -- Tyler Griffey scored 16 points and Tracy Abrams connected on a game-clinching 3-pointer Sunday, allowing Illinois to hold off No. 18 Minnesota 57-53.
Griffey drained four 3-pointers and Abrams' trey with 21 seconds left boosted a one-point Illinois lead to four, providing key insurance down the stretch for the Illini (17-8, 4-7 Big Ten).
Austin Hollins put in 16 points while Trevor Mbakwe added 13 and 10 rebounds for the Golden Gophers (17-7, 5-6), who dropped a second straight and sixth in eight contests.
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