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Associated Press, Published December 01 2012

Williams, No. 21 Minnesota Gophers beat North Florida

MINNEAPOLIS – Rodney Williams had 15 points and eight rebounds as No. 21 Minnesota topped North Florida 87-59 in men’s college basketball Saturday.

Williams had all but three of his points in the second half and Austin Hollins added 12 points for the Gophers (8-1).

Parker Smith led the Ospreys (3-5) with 22 points while connecting on just 6 of 19 attempts, including a 3-for-11 mark from the 3-point line.

NORTH FLORIDA (3-5): Beech 2-6 2-4 7, Jeune 1-2 0-0 2, Wallace 7-10 3-4 17, P. Smith 6-19 7-7 22, Wilson 0-4 0-0 0, McRoy 2-5 0-0 6, Daniels 2-6 0-0 5, Naylor 0-2 0-0 0, Rodriguez 0-3 0-0 0. Totals 20-57 12-15 59.

MINNESOTA (8-1): Williams Jr. 6-14 2-4 14, Eliason 2-3 2-2 6, Au. Hollins 5-14 2-2 12, Coleman 5-12 1-1 11, An. Hollins 2-6 1-1 5, Mbakwe 4-5 3-5 11, Ahanmisi 2-4 2-2 7, Welch 1-4 1-2 3, Walker 4-6 1-2 9, Osenieks 2-5 5-5 9, Halvorsen 0-0 0-0 0, Shell 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 33-73 20-26 87.

Halftime: Minnesota 37-27. 3-Point Goals: North Florida 7-24 (P. Smith 3-11, McRoy 2-3, Daniels 1-1, Beech 1-4, Wilson 0-1, Naylor 0-1, Jeune 0-1, Rodriguez 0-2), Minnesota 1-13 (Ahanmisi 1-3, Welch 0-1, Williams Jr. 0-2, Au. Hollins 0-2, Osenieks 0-2, An. Hollins 0-3). Fouled Out: Beech. Rebounds: North Florida 35 (Wallace 6), Minnesota 48 (Williams Jr. 8). Assists: North Florida 14 (Wilson 6), Minnesota 18 (Coleman, Williams Jr. 4). Total Fouls: North Florida 21, Minnesota 13. A: 10,173.