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Associated Press, Published November 15 2012

Williams scores 15 points as Gophers roll past Tenn. State

MINNEAPOLIS – Rodney Williams had 15 points and seven rebounds as Minnesota defeated Tennessee State 72-43 Thursday night in men’s basketball.

TENNESSEE ST. (0-3): Fredrick 1-5 2-4 5, Thornton 3-12 5-7 11, Covington 4-11 0-0 10, Cyphers 3-13 3-4 10, Miller 2-10 0-2 4, Harris 0-1 0-0 0, Rhett 0-3 0-0 0, Dockery 1-1 0-2 2, Green 0-1 0-0 0, Gaither 0-2 1-2 1, McClung 0-0 0-0 0, Wellian 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 14-59 11-21 43.

MINNESOTA (3-0): Williams Jr. 7-9 1-2 15, Eliason 1-2 0-0 2, Au. Hollins 4-8 2-2 12, Coleman 2-6 2-2 6, An. Hollins 3-8 5-7 13, Mbakwe 2-3 1-2 5, Welch 1-4 0-0 3, Osenieks 1-6 1-2 3, Ingram 0-1 1-2 1, Ahanmisi 1-2 0-0 3, Walker 3-4 1-4 7, Shell 1-1 0-0 2. Totals 26-54 14-23 72.

Halftime: Minnesota 39-21. 3-Point Goals: Tennessee St. 4-22 (Covington 2-5, Fredrick 1-2, Cyphers 1-8, Green 0-1, Miller 0-1, Harris 0-1, Gaither 0-2, Thornton 0-2), Minnesota 6-16 (An. Hollins 2-3, Au. Hollins 2-4, Ahanmisi 1-1, Welch 1-3, Coleman 0-2, Osenieks 0-3). Fouled Out: Covington. Rebounds: Tennessee St. 37 (Thornton 13), Minnesota 46 (Williams Jr. 7). Assists: Tennessee St. 8 (Dockery, Miller 2), Minnesota 22 (An. Hollins 5). Total Fouls_Tennessee St. 18, Minnesota 20. Technicals_Harris, Mbakwe. A: 10,107.