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No. 18 Minnesota loses at home to Illinois 57-53

Updated: February 10, 2013, 10:34 PM ET
Associated Press

MINNEAPOLIS -- Tubby Smith spoke softly at the podium, again lamenting costly turnovers and bad decisions by his once-surging team.

Removing his glasses and rubbing his eyes, the Minnesota coach wondered out aloud whether he'd have to bring in psychological help for his struggling players.

Tyler Griffey capped a terrific week for Illinois with 16 points, and the Fighting Illini went 11 for 23 from 3-point range to beat the No. 18 Golden Gophers 57-53 on Sunday.

"The same issues ...

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