(Columbus, OH)  —  The Gopher men’s basketball team got 28 points from Dawson Garcia as they rolled into Columbus and beat the Buckeyes 70-67.  That’s the first Big Ten win of the season for the Gophers as they improve their record to 7-8 overall.  Minnesota won just its 19th game at Ohio State in 74 attempts.  Pharrel Payne made Minnesota’s last field goal of the game with 5:15 left for a 64-53 lead. Then Garcia went 3-for-6 on his next three trips to the free-throw line to allow Ohio State back in it.  Brice Sensabaugh made a corner 3-pointer with 29.8 seconds left to get Ohio State within 67-65. After Minnesota missed the front end of a one-and-one, Sensabaugh was fouled in the lane before making two to tie it at 67-all with 8.6 left.  Cooper found himself open driving down the lane for a dunk, but a foul was called at the rim with 1.7 seconds left. Cooper missed the first free throw and made the second following a timeout. Ohio State turned it over and Garcia added two free throws to seal it.  Jamison Battle scored 11 points and Payne added 10 for Minnesota. Cooper also had four assists to reach 500 for his career.  He talked about the game with Mike Grimm on the Gophers Radio Network from Columbus:

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