Minnesota 54, Northwestern 48: DeAndre Mathieu scored 18 points on 7-of-10 shooting to lift the Gophers in Big Ten play and snap a five-game skid on the road.Maurice Walker finished with eight points and six rebounds off the bench and Joey King had seven points for Minnesota (17-9, 6-7), which ended a five-game losing streak at Welsh-Ryan Arena. Austin Hollins added six points and six boards while Andre Hollins chipped in eight points.JerShon Cobb had a game-high 23 points and five threes for Northwestern (12-14, 5-8), which has lost its last three games. Alex Olah had 10 points and four rebounds, and Tre Demps scored nine points off the bench.Minnesota trailed 28-25 at the break after committing 10 turnovers in the first half but three quick scores from Mathieu and Andre Hollins gave the Gophers a 32-31 lead around the 17:44 mark of the second half. The lead changed four times over the next 10 minutes and Cobb kept the Wildcats close with three triples during the stretch.A three from Austin Hollins at the 3:09 mark gave the Gophers a five-point lead and Mathieu hit two free throws with 14 seconds remaining to make it 52-46. A layup by Demps cut the lead to four but Andre Hollins sank two more free throws to put the game away.GAME NOTEBOOK: Minnesota has averaged 13.5 turnovers over the last four games. ... Cobb has made five or more threes in back-to-back games and scored more than 20 points four times this season. ... Drew Crawford, the active leading-scorer in the Big Ten (1,809 points), went 1-for-15 for two points, but did have 11 rebounds for Northwestern.