3:30 PM ET, January 11, 2009
MINNEAPOLIS -- One of the many things Minnesota coach Tubby Smith has learned through the years is that it usually takes about half a season for junior college transfers to get into a groove.It appears that his two prized JC recruits this season are right on time.
• The Gophers shot 62.5 percent from the field and hit all nine of their 3-pointers.
• Minnesota made six 3-pointers in the first 10 minutes of the game on its way to an early 21-12 lead.
• Penn State has lost eight straight against Minnesota and nine straight Big Ten road games.
• Tubby Smith improved to 25-7 at Williams Arena as Minnesota's head coach.
-- ESPN research
Team Stat Comparison
|FG Made-Attempted||22-60 (.367)||30-48 (.625)|
|3P Made-Attempted||9-27 (.333)||9-9 (1.000)|
|FT Made-Attempted||6-8 (.750)||10-15 (.667)|
|Fouls (Tech/Flagrant)||17 (0/0)||13 (0/0)|