Boxscore
Minnesota 72, American U. 36
Friday, November 9, 2012 8:00 PM
Location - Williams Arena, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Officials - D.J. Carstensen, Donnie Eppley, Darryl Smith
Attendance - 10172

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 T
American U. 14 22 36
Minnesota 44 28 72

Recap


Minnesota 72, American 36: Austin Hollins had 20 points and pried away five steals to lead the Gophers over the Eagles in the season opener for both squads in Minneapolis.

Minnesota jumped out to a 15-0 lead off the opening tip on the way to a 44-14 advantage at halftime and never looked back. 

Stephen Lumpkins, in his first game for American since the 2010-11 season, led the offense for the Eagles with nine points. Lumpkins, who spent last year playing professional baseball in the Kansas City Royals organization, also contributed nine rebounds.

Rodney Williams added 16 points for Minnesota, which turned 22 American turnovers into 25 points.

The Eagles shot 23.7 percent from the floor and couldn't match up with the Gophers down low, with Minnesota scoring 42 points in the paint.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Senior forward Trevor Mbakwe returned to the lineup for Minnesota after missing all but seven games with a torn ACL a year ago. He totaled four points in 14 minutes of action. ... The Gophers outrebounded American 37-23.

American U. Eagles

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Stephen Lumpkins 28:00 2-7 0-0 5-8 5 4 9 0 3 1 5 1 9
Daniel Munoz 32:00 0-6 0-0 4-4 0 1 1 3 4 1 6 0 4
Austin Carroll 24:00 1-3 1-2 0-1 0 3 3 1 3 2 6 0 3
Tony Wroblicky 25:00 1-4 0-0 1-4 1 1 2 0 5 0 2 2 3
John Schoof 35:00 1-5 0-2 6-6 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 8
Kyle Kager 13:00 1-5 0-0 0-0 3 2 5 1 2 0 0 0 2
Mike Bersch 14:00 0-2 0-2 0-0 0 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 0
Daniel Fisher 14:00 2-3 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 4
Jesse Reed 13:00 1-3 1-1 0-0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 3
Marko Vasic 2:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 200 9-38 2-7 16-23 10 13 23 5 19 4 22 4 36
  23.7% 28.6% 69.6% Team Rebs: 7   Total TO: 22

Minnesota Golden Gophers

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Andre Hollins 22:00 1-8 0-5 1-4 0 1 1 7 2 2 1 1 3
Joe Coleman 21:00 2-6 0-1 5-6 3 2 5 1 1 5 2 1 9
Austin Hollins 32:00 8-16 1-7 3-3 2 3 5 1 0 5 1 0 20
Rodney Williams 23:00 7-10 1-1 1-1 3 2 5 1 2 0 0 0 16
Elliott Eliason 17:00 1-5 0-0 1-2 7 2 9 1 3 0 0 3 3
Julian Welch 8:00 1-2 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 2
Maurice Walker 9:00 2-2 0-0 0-0 0 2 2 1 2 0 1 1 4
Maverick Ahanmisi 18:00 3-6 2-4 0-1 1 1 2 2 2 0 0 0 8
Andre Ingram 13:00 1-1 0-0 1-2 0 2 2 0 1 1 0 1 3
Oto Osenieks 15:00 0-4 0-4 0-0 1 0 1 2 1 0 0 1 0
Trevor Mbakwe 14:00 1-2 0-0 2-2 1 2 3 0 1 2 1 2 4
Chris Halvorsen 4:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
Kendal Shell 4:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 1 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 0
TOTAL 200 27-62 4-22 14-21 19 18 37 17 20 15 7 10 72
  43.5% 18.2% 66.7% Team Rebs: 4   Total TO: 7
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