Boxscore
Minnesota 70, La Salle 61
Wednesday, March 14, 2012 7:00 PM
Location - Tom Gola Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Officials - Clarence Armstrong, Jim Burr, Bryan Kersey
Attendance - 3023

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 T
Minnesota 40 30 70
La Salle 37 24 61

Recap


Minnesota 70, La Salle 61: Rodney Williams scored a game-high 21 points to lead the visiting Golden Gophers in the first round of the NIT.

Austin Hollins scored 16 points and Andre Hollins added 13 for the Golden Gophers (20-14), who play at Miami in the second round.

The Gophers, who shot 51.9 percent from the field, won on the road for the first time since Feb. 5 when they prevailed at Nebraska.

Earl Pettis scored 19 points and Ramon Galloway had 13 for La Salle (21-13), which was making its first postseason appearance since 1991.
 
GAME NOTEBOOK: The win was the 100th at Minnesota for coach Tubby Smith. ... Minnesota is making its 14th NIT appearance and played on the road in the first round for only the second time. ... Galloway, a transfer from South Carolina, has 1,003 career points.

Minnesota Golden Gophers

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Joe Coleman 32:00 2-3 0-0 3-4 3 3 6 3 2 0 3 0 7
Elliott Eliason 14:00 0-0 0-0 1-2 1 1 2 3 3 1 2 1 1
Andre Hollins 22:00 5-8 1-3 2-3 0 5 5 1 4 1 3 1 13
Austin Hollins 36:00 7-11 0-2 2-3 1 1 2 3 1 3 3 0 16
Rodney Williams 40:00 9-17 0-2 3-3 1 5 6 0 1 1 1 0 21
Maverick Ahanmisi 5:00 0-2 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
Andre Ingram 2:00 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
Julian Welch 25:00 4-8 0-2 0-0 0 3 3 2 0 0 2 0 8
Oto Osenieks 21:00 1-4 0-2 2-3 3 3 6 2 2 2 1 1 4
Chip Armelin 3:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 200 28-54 1-11 13-18 9 21 30 15 14 9 15 3 70
  51.9% 9.1% 72.2% Team Rebs: 2   Total TO: 15

La Salle Explorers

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Tyreek Duren 26:00 3-7 0-2 0-0 0 0 0 4 4 1 5 0 6
Ramon Galloway 38:00 4-9 1-1 4-4 1 4 5 3 1 2 3 2 13
Sam Mills 38:00 3-5 2-3 0-0 0 2 2 4 2 1 0 0 8
Earl Pettis 37:00 8-17 1-3 2-2 1 2 3 2 3 3 3 0 19
Jerrell Wright 26:00 5-10 0-0 2-6 4 3 7 3 1 2 3 1 12
Devon White 6:00 0-2 0-0 0-1 0 1 1 0 0 0 2 1 0
D.J. Peterson 25:00 1-1 1-1 0-0 0 1 1 0 2 1 1 1 3
Steve Zack 4:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0
TOTAL 200 24-51 5-10 8-13 7 13 20 16 14 10 18 5 61
  47.1% 50.0% 61.5% Team Rebs: 3   Total TO: 18
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