Andre Hollins tried to buoy the Gophers’ offense Saturday, but the anchor of inconsistency on both ends of the court was too damning.
Minnesota lost its eighth straight road game, this time to Purdue, 89-73 at Mackey Arena in West Lafayette, Ind.
The Gophers, once ranked eighth in the nation, finished tied for seventh in the Big Ten with an 8-10 conference record. They have the No. 9 seed in the Big Ten tournament and will play No. 8 seed Illinois on Thursday in Chicago.
Minnesota finished with a losing Big Ten record for the third straight season.
Minnesota will face Illinois, the No. 8 seed, in the first round Thursday.