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Minnesota 72, Tennessee St. 43


MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Rodney Williams had 15 points and seven rebounds as Minnesota defeated Tennessee State 72-43 Thursday night.

Andre Hollins added 13 points and Austin Hollins had 12 for the Gophers (3-0), whose 3-point shooting helped them build an 18-point halftime advantage that never dipped below 17 in the second half.

Kellen Thornton had 11 points and 13 rebounds for the Tigers (0-3), while Jordan Cyphers and Robert Covington added 10 points each. Tennessee State shot a season-low 23.7 percent from the floor thanks in part to a Minnesota defense that prevented quality looks.

The Gophers have limited their three opponents this season to a combined 26.6 percent shooting.

Minnesota held the Tigers without a point for more than six minutes in the second half, scoring 10 straight over that span to race ahead 53-26 and put the game out of reach.

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Tennessee State Tigers
K. Thornton, F283-125-7130211
R. Covington, F224-110-030510
T. Fredrick, G221-52-42115
J. Cyphers, G303-133-431210
P. Miller, G282-100-24244
D. Dockery, G191-10-21212
M. Rhett, F160-30-02000
M. Green, F130-10-01000
J. Gaither, G110-21-20101
J. Harris, G50-10-01130
C. Wellian, F40-00-00000
D. McClung, G20-00-01000
Total 14-5911-213781843
Minnesota Golden Gophers
R. Williams Jr., F287-91-274315
E. Eliason, C211-20-05312
A. Hollins, G274-82-231212
A. Hollins, G263-85-745113
J. Coleman, G212-62-22316
O. Osenieks, F161-61-25113
J. Welch, G161-40-03313
M. Ahanmisi, G121-20-00123
M. Walker, F113-41-46017
A. Ingram, F100-11-20031
T. Mbakwe, F102-31-22045
K. Shell, G21-10-01102
Total 26-5414-2346222072
Ohio Valley
EastConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Eastern Ky.0-05-1143
Morehead St.0-03-1277
Tenn. St.0-03-2331
Tenn. Tech0-03-2258
Jax. State0-03-5286
WestConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Murray St.0-04-267
Austin Peay0-02-4281
UT Martin0-02-4254
Eastern Ill.0-00-3243
SE Miss. St.0-00-4253

Big Ten
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Michigan St.0-06-012
Penn St.0-02-2175
Ohio St.0-02-3236
Other games
BAYL 84 Final
BC 74
NCST 72 Final
PSU 55
SHOU 45 Final
IND 99
SAM 54 Final
LOU 80
CHAT 55 Final
KAN 69
UTEP 51 Final
JMAD 70 Final
UCLA 100