|March Madness - Recap - Minnesota Defeats Louisville 86-76|
Minnesota earned a 86-76 victory over Louisville on Thursday, getting 24 points from Gabe Kalscheur at Wells Fargo Arena-IA.
Bettors who backed Minnesota were also rewarded, as they covered the closing number as an underdog of +5.0 at sportsbooks.
Amir Coffey had 18 points for Minnesota and Jordan Murphy chipped in with 18 points. Dupree McBrayer had 4 assists for them, while Gabe Kalscheur was the team's top rebounder, grabbing 8 boards.
Louisville got 22 points from Christen Cunningham in a losing cause and another 14 points from Steven Enoch. Darius Perry contributed 4 assists for them, while Jordan Nwora had 11 rebounds.
First-half bettors who backed Minnesota were victorious, as the score was 38-34 at the break.