Boxscore
Minnesota 58, Virginia Tech 55
Wednesday, November 30, 2011 9:15 PM
Location - Williams Arena, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Officials - Jim Burr, Paul Janssen, Terry Wymer
Attendance - 10487

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 T
Virginia Tech 28 27 55
Minnesota 25 33 58

Recap

Julian Welch hit the go-ahead free throws with 16 seconds left and finished with 15 points as Minnesota edged visiting Virginia Tech 58-55 in the Big Ten-ACC Challenge on Wednesday.

Rodney Williams added 14 points and eight rebounds for the Golden Gophers (6-1), who were playing without Trevor Mbakwe and Ralph Sampson III.

Minnesota trailed, 28-25, at the half but came out of the break strong, ripping off a 17-9 burst to grab the lead. Erick Green would not let the Gophers pull away, hitting a pair of 3-pointers to keep the Hokies to within one possession.

Green’s layup with 25 seconds left gave Virginia Tech the lead back, 55-54. But Welch drew a foul on the other end and hit the two free throws.

The Hokies had one last chance following a timeout but they fumbled the inbounds pass into the backcourt for an over-and-back violation.

Green, who slid off the raised court and appeared to hurt his right shoulder with 17 seconds left but came back on the court, missed a desperation 3-point attempt at the buzzer.

Green finished with 25 points for Virginia Tech (5-2).

Virginia Tech Hokies

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Victor Davila 33:00 4-9 0-0 2-2 3 4 7 0 1 0 2 0 10
Jarell Eddie 34:00 1-5 0-2 2-2 2 1 3 0 3 0 3 0 4
Dorian Finney-Smith 32:00 1-5 1-3 0-0 1 5 6 1 3 1 1 1 3
Erick Green 38:00 9-18 4-8 3-3 1 3 4 4 2 1 0 1 25
Dorenzo Hudson 25:00 0-4 0-1 0-0 3 0 3 3 2 1 2 1 0
Robert Brown 25:00 5-10 3-3 0-0 0 1 1 3 4 2 2 0 13
Cadarian Raines 7:00 0-1 0-0 0-0 1 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0
Tyrone Garland 3:00 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
C.J. Barksdale 3:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 200 20-53 8-17 7-7 11 14 25 12 17 6 11 3 55
  37.7% 47.1% 100.0% Team Rebs: 7   Total TO: 11

Minnesota Golden Gophers

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Elliott Eliason 32:00 4-6 0-0 0-0 3 4 7 2 2 0 0 2 8
Andre Hollins 28:00 2-8 0-2 2-2 1 1 2 3 3 1 1 0 6
Austin Hollins 24:00 2-8 0-3 0-1 1 1 2 2 1 2 0 1 4
Julian Welch 32:00 5-6 1-1 4-4 1 1 2 4 2 2 4 0 15
Rodney Williams 38:00 6-7 0-0 2-4 3 5 8 1 2 2 1 2 14
Chip Armelin 17:00 4-6 1-3 0-4 0 2 2 2 1 0 2 0 9
Maverick Ahanmisi 12:00 0-2 0-2 0-0 0 3 3 3 1 0 1 0 0
Joe Coleman 7:00 0-2 0-0 0-0 1 1 2 0 0 1 0 0 0
Andre Ingram 8:00 1-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2
Oto Osenieks 2:00 0-2 0-2 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 200 24-48 2-13 8-15 10 18 28 17 12 9 9 5 58
  50.0% 15.4% 53.3% Team Rebs: 2   Total TO: 9
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