Trevor Mbakwe had 21 points and 12 rebounds to help Minnesota defeat No. 1 Indiana 77-73 on Tuesday night in Minneapolis. It was the seventh time the top-ranked team in The Associated Press' poll has lost a game this season.

Andre Hollins added 16 points for the Gophers (19-9, 7-8 Big Ten), who outrebounded the Hoosiers 44-30, grabbing 23 on the offensive end.

"We weren't physical enough on the glass. That's the bottom line," Indiana coach Tom Crean said.

Cody Zeller was held to nine points with four turnovers for the Hoosiers (24-4, 12-3), who have held the No. 1 ranking for 10 of 17 polls this season.

Mbakwe, a sixth-year senior, posted his conference-leading seventh double-double, dominating both ends of the court when the Gophers needed him most.

"We did need to play with a sense of urgency, play with a little edge," Gophers coach Tubby Smith said. "I think Trevor set that tone for us."

Tennessee 64, Florida 58: Jordan McRae scored 27 points and the host Volunteers (17-10, 9-6 Southeastern Conference) boosted their NCAA tournament hopes by beating the No. 8 Gators (22-5, 12-3) for their sixth consecutive victory.

  • Cal junior Allen Crabbe and Saint Mary's senior Matthew Dellavedova are among the top 30 finalists for the Naismith Award, given to the nation's top college player.

    Women

    Stringer gets 900th win: C. Vivian Stringer became the fourth women's college basketball coach to reach 900 wins as host Rutgers cruised past South Florida 68-56.

    Stringer, a Hall of Famer in her 42nd season as a head coach, joined Pat Summitt, Jody Conradt and Sylvia Hatchell, who reached the mark on Feb. 7. Three Division I men's coaches have reached 900 victories -- Mike Krzyzewski, Bob Knight and Jim Boeheim.

    "I think it's beyond words," said Stringer, whose record stands at 900-330. "It's over, and now I can just coach and smile, and get back to what I love to do because it's never been about numbers."

  • Stanford's Chiney Ogwumike and Cal's Gennifer Brandon were among 20 players named to the U.S. Basketball Writers Association's Ann Meyers Drysdale Award watch list.

    Staff writer Jeff Faraudo contributed to this report.