A red soaked crowd saw a scenario for another orange nightmare.

Diehards had fresh memories of the last game Indiana played at Assembly Hall, and how it looked eerily similar to the situation to which played out Sunday afternoon.

After jumping up by as many as 14 in the first half, Minnesota rallied to cut the lead to four when Rodney Williams beat the horn with a three-pointer. Then in the second half, the Hoosiers watched an 11-point lead evaporate in the final 7:54.

Playing 40 minutes is still something a young Hoosier team is trying get right. They still have to work on the extra five too, but at least they figured out how to finish.

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After falling behind 76-71 in overtime, the Hoosiers finished the game on an 10-2 run to steal back a wild 81-78 win over Minnesota.

Verdell Jones' III's jumper with 32 seconds left gave Indiana its first lead of the extra session. After two free throws by Christian Watford to push the lead to three with 4.3 seconds to go, IU was able to stop the Gophers on their final possession to pick up their second Big Ten win of the season.

Jones would score six of his game-high 24 points in the final two minutes to help Indiana to it's eighth victory of the year.

It prevented another disappointing finish to the second half, just like that Illini game 11 days ago. That's when Bruce Weber's team suffocated Indiana in the final 20 minutes, holding to Hoosiers to just 28.6 percent shooting from the field while outscoring them by 19 to win 66-60.

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Unlike that contest, the Hoosiers came out in the second half on the attack, outscoring Minnesota 11-4 behind two three-pointers by freshman Jordan Hulls. When fellow first year player Derek Elston added a layup at the 14:04 mark, Indiana had a 59-4 49 lead.

What happened for the rest of the game is a prime example of Indiana's youth. The Hoosiers followed that run by going on a nearly five minute scoring drought as Minnesota cut the lead to 59-52. Then they appeared to pull away when Verdell Jones III's trey pushed the lead back to 11 at 66-55 with 7:54 to go.

But another lengthy dry spell saw the Gophers go on a 15-4 run, tying the game on a jumper by Devoe Joseph with 8.9 seconds remaining.

Then in overtime, Joseph continued his hot shooting in the extra session, hitting two quick three pointer to put the Gophers up by five. Jeremiah Rivers helped stop the bleeding with a layup before Jones took over the game, starting by hitting two free throws and a jumper before his hoop to take the lead in the final seconds.

The wild finish was indicative of the first half, when the Hoosiers also got a big led and then watched it dwindle. IU started the game with the 7-1 run, but really didn't push the lead out until Devon Dumes entered the lineup with just under five minutes into the game.

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The guard then enjoyed his best half of the season to date, scoring 13 points-including three treys to give Indiana as much as a 13-point lead.

Towards the end of the half, though, Minnesota was able to turnaround their shooting and climb back into the game. They shot 7-of-11 down the stretch and a three-pointer at the first half buzzer by Williams cut the Hoosiers lead all the way down to four.