Fairfield vs Minnesota

Minnesota 67, Fairfield 57

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Trevor Mbakwe had 20 points and 10 rebounds for Minnesota, going 16 for 18 from the free-throw line to give the Gophers enough for an ugly 67-57 victory over Fairfield on Thursday night.

Minnesota (3-0) committed 23 turnovers and was limited mostly to Mbakwe's free throws and a handful of putback dunks, but that was all the offense it needed to stop the Stags (1-2).

Rakim Sanders and Ryan Olander had 14 points each for Fairfield, which made just 2 of 16 attempts from 3-point range and turned the ball over 20 times. The Stags missed eight of their 23 free throws, squandering an opportunity to knock off a major-conference team on the road.

Mbakwe has posted a double-double in each of Minnesota's three games. This was his first 20-10 performance.

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Scoreboard
Fairfield (1-2)243357
Minnesota (3-0) «293867

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Fairfield Stags
R. Sanders, F346-161-442414
R. Olander, C333-78-1151414
M. Barrow, G341-43-48225
D. Needham, G272-92-21237
D. Wade, G266-80-042212
J. Fields160-11-20011
C. Nickerson151-10-00132
K. Matthews101-20-00042
S. Crawford30-00-00000
A. Jones10-00-00000
G. Martin10-00-00000
Totals 20-4815-2325102357
 41.7%65.2% 
Minnesota Golden Gophers
T. Mbakwe, F342-716-18101220
R. Williams, F212-50-02324
R. Sampson III, C283-52-22138
A. Hollins, G304-70-12028
A. Hollins, G202-38-942212
M. Ahanmisi162-31-12105
J. Welch140-10-01100
O. Osenieks123-40-01038
C. Armelin90-10-01000
J. Coleman80-10-01030
E. Eliason41-20-01022
A. Ingram40-20-00000
Totals 19-4127-313091967
 46.3%87.1% 
MAAC
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Monmouth18-227-749
St. Peters14-623-13130
Iona12-822-1388
Siena12-817-17126
Fairfield11-916-15180
Rider10-1018-15197
Canisius10-1018-16167
Quinnipiac7-1310-21272
Niagara6-1410-23275
Manhattan5-1510-22263
Marist5-158-24276

Big Ten
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Purdue14-427-819
Wisconsin12-627-1036
Maryland12-624-934
Minnesota11-724-1020
Michigan10-826-1225
Northwestern10-824-1251
Michigan St.10-820-1550
Iowa10-819-1581
Illinois8-1020-1564
Indiana7-1018-1679
Ohio St.7-1117-1590
Penn St.6-1215-18101
Nebraska6-1212-19108
Rutgers3-1515-18172
 
Other games
MD 42 Final
Alabama 62
Maine 60 Final
UConn 80
Tx A&M 60 Final
Miss St 69
NORFL 55 Final
Florida 91
Niagara 52 Final
Missouri 83
W Illinois 55 Final
Michigan 59
Arizona 81 Final
St John's 72