Ten of the 11 Gophers scored, and for the first time this season they had five double-figure scorers. Janel McCarville finished with 13 points and Kelly Roysland had 12. Leading scorer Lindsay Whalen added 11 and backcourt mate Shannon Schonrock scored 10 points.
Minnesota overcame foul troubles by Whalen, who sat the final 7:44 of the first half, and gained a 34-21 halftime lead. Roysland had nine points, six rebounds and three assists in the first half to pace the Gophers.
Minnesota put the game away early in the second half as it used a 22-4 run to take a 56-25 lead 11:08 remaining. The Gophers shot 50% from the field and held the Hoosiers to just 26.7% shooting. Minnesota out-rebounded the Hoosiers 47-29 as Whalen finished with a team-high nine rebounds. Roysland added a career-high eight.
The Gophers travel to Wisconsin on Sunday for a 3:30 game that will be televised on Fox Sports Net North.
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