VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) The experience of Minnesota outlasted the inexperience of Texas A&M in the closing minutes even if baskets were not coming easy. Or at all.
"We found a way to make winning plays. Sometimes when you have a night like that where you're not flowing offensively you have to be able to do that. Our guys did that," Minnesota coach Richard Pitino said.
Jordan Murphy scored 14 points, Amir Coffey added 12 points, and Minnesota hit 10 of 14 free throws in the closing minutes to hold off Texas A&M 69-64 on Sunday night in the Vancouver Shootout.