Dec 30, 2015; Columbus, OH, USA; Minnesota Golden Gophers center Bakary Konate (21) blocks a shot attempted by Ohio State Buckeyes forward Jae'Sean Tate (1) at Value City Arena. Mandatory Credit: Greg Bartram-USA TODAY Sports
Dec 30, 2015; Columbus, OH, USA; Ohio State Buckeyes guard A.J. Harris (12) drives past Minnesota Golden Gophers guard Kevin Dorsey (4) at Value City Arena. Mandatory Credit: Greg Bartram-USA TODAY Sports
Dec 30, 2015; Columbus, OH, USA; Ohio State Buckeyes forward Jae'Sean Tate (1) goes up for a shot in front of Minnesota Golden Gophers forward Charles Buggs (23) at Value City Arena. Mandatory Credit: Greg Bartram-USA TODAY Sports
Dec 30, 2015; Columbus, OH, USA; Minnesota Golden Gophers center Bakary Konate (21) knocks a rebound away from Ohio State Buckeyes center Trevor Thompson (32) at Value City Arena. Mandatory Credit: Greg Bartram-USA TODAY Sports
Dec 30, 2015; Columbus, OH, USA; Ohio State Buckeyes forward Marc Loving (2) fouls Minnesota Golden Gophers forward Joey King (24) while shooting at Value City Arena. Mandatory Credit: Greg Bartram-USA TODAY Sports
Dec 30, 2015; Columbus, OH, USA; Ohio State Buckeyes forward Marc Loving (2) and Minnesota Golden Gophers guard Nate Mason (2) battle for a loose ball at Value City Arena. Mandatory Credit: Greg Bartram-USA TODAY Sports
Dec 30, 2015; Columbus, OH, USA; Ohio State Buckeyes center Daniel Giddens (4) fouls Minnesota Golden Gophers forward Jordan Murphy (3) at Value City Arena. Ohio State won the game 78-63. Mandatory Credit: Greg Bartram-USA TODAY Sports
Dec 30, 2015; Columbus, OH, USA; Minnesota Golden Gophers forward Jordan Murphy (3) drives underneath Ohio State Buckeyes forward Jae'Sean Tate (1) at Value City Arena. Ohio State won the game 78-63. Mandatory Credit: Greg Bartram-USA TODAY Sports
Dec 30, 2015; Columbus, OH, USA; Ohio State Buckeyes forward Keita Bates-Diop (33) drives past Minnesota Golden Gophers guard Kevin Dorsey (4) at Value City Arena. Ohio State won the game 78-63. Mandatory Credit: Greg Bartram-USA TODAY Sports
Dec 30, 2015; Columbus, OH, USA; Minnesota Golden Gophers guard Carlos Morris (11) puts a shot over defending Ohio State Buckeyes guard Kam Williams (15) at Value City Arena. Ohio State won the game 78-63. Mandatory Credit: Greg Bartram-USA TODAY Sports
Dec 30, 2015; Columbus, OH, USA; Ohio State Buckeyes forward Marc Loving (2) puts a shot up against the Minnesota Golden Gophers at Value City Arena. Ohio State won the game 78-63. Mandatory Credit: Greg Bartram-USA TODAY Sports
Dec 30, 2015; Columbus, OH, USA; Ohio State Buckeyes center Daniel Giddens (4) dunks against the Minnesota Golden Gophers at Value City Arena. Ohio State won the game 78-63. Mandatory Credit: Greg Bartram-USA TODAY Sports