vs Minnesota

Minnesota 63, N. Dakota St. 59


MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Ralph Sampson III had 15 points, six rebounds and four blocks and Rodney Williams added 14 points and eight boards to lift Minnesota to a 63-59 victory over plucky North Dakota State on Thursday night.

Maverick Ahanmisi added 13 points and three steals for the Golden Gophers (12-1), who hung on despite missing nine free throws and being outrebounded 39-28.

Taylor Braun had 13 points and 11 rebounds and Dylan Hale scored 13 for the Bison (8-3). North Dakota State turned the ball over 14 times, which kept it from completing what would have been an impressive upset.

Sampson made 7 of 8 free throws, including two in the final 14 seconds to preserve the victory in Minnesota's final nonconference game before Big Ten play begins next week.

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M. Bjorklund, F253-53-69039
T. Wright, F191-50-06052
L. Alexander, G375-171-444211
T. Braun, G365-83-4113013
D. Hale, G245-100-001413
M. Felt293-80-04139
J. Aaberg151-10-00002
J. Lindberg80-00-00230
E. Carlson70-00-01010
Totals 23-547-1439112159
Minnesota Golden Gophers
R. Williams, F305-73-882214
R. Sampson III, F284-87-860315
M. Ahanmisi, G304-43-533113
A. Hollins, G281-50-00033
J. Welch, G242-70-01125
J. Coleman140-20-00100
A. Hollins130-30-04100
C. Armelin113-60-02107
O. Osenieks100-10-01210
E. Eliason72-32-31106
A. Ingram50-00-01010
Totals 21-4615-2428121363

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Kentucky 87
Md-BC 47 Final
Indiana 89
BRAD 66 Final
Michigan 77
FAIR 71 Final
UConn 79
Tulane 61 Final
Syracuse 80
Florida St 64 Final
Florida 82
Memphis 59 Final
NWST 67 Final
Miss St 82
Nwstern 79 Final
UMOH 40 Final
Ohio St 69
Lehigh 81 Final
Mich St 90
Wisc-Mil 50 Final
MU 64
Illinois 74 Final
Missouri 78
STMA 59 Final
Baylor 72
Kansas 63 Final
USC 47
LB St 68 Final
XAV 58