Scores

Final

Tenn St 43

(0-3, 0-3 away)

Minnesota 72

(3-0, 3-0 home)

    Coverage: ESPN3

    8:00 PM ET, November 15, 2012

    1 2 T
    TNST 21 2243
    MINN 39 3372

    Top Performers

    Tennessee St: K. Thornton 11 Pts, 13 Reb

    Minnesota: R. Williams 15 Pts, 7 Reb, 4 Ast, 2 Stl

    Minnesota 72, Tennessee St. 43

    Associated Press

    MINNEAPOLIS -- 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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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    TNST
    MINN
    Points 43 72
    FG Made-Attempted 14-59 (.237) 26-54 (.481)
    3P Made-Attempted 4-22 (.182) 6-16 (.375)
    FT Made-Attempted 11-21 (.524) 14-23 (.609)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 18 (0/0) 20 (0/0)

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