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 State: 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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