Minnesota 69, Northwestern 51

Sunday, January 6, 2013 7:00 PM
Location - Williams Arena, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Officials - Bill Ek, Tom O'Neill, Mike Sanzere
Attendance - 12750

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 T
Northwestern 14 37 51
Minnesota 17 52 69

Recap


No. 13 Minnesota 69, Northwestern 51:
Junior guard Austin Hollins scored 19 points - highlighted by five consecutive 3-pointers during a 3-minute span midway through the second half - to lead the host Golden Gophers to their 10th straight win.

Forward Trevor Mbakwe grabbed 11 rebounds to go along with four blocks and as many points for Minnesota (14-1, 2-0 Big Ten), which finished with a massive 45-20 rebounding edge, including 20 on the offensive end.

Senior guard Reggie Hearn scored 11 points and Dave Sobolewski added 10 for Northwestern (9-6, 0-2), which kept it close for a little more than a half by running off approximately 30 seconds on each possession. That combined with poor shooting helped result in a first half that saw the two teams combine for just 31 points as the Gophers grinded out a 17-14 halftime lead.

The Wildcats closed to within one point, 19-18, on a layup by Sobolewski with 16:51 remaining before the Gophers broke the game open with a 26-7 run - capped by five consecutive treys by Hollins.

Forward Rodney Williams added nine points, five rebounds and two steals for the Gophers, who shot 46.2 percent (6-for-13) from 3-point range and led by as many as 20 points late in the second half.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Williams became the 38th player in Minnesota history to reach 1,000 points in a career. ... Hearn, who missed the last two games with an ankle injury, returned to the starting lineup for Northwestern. ... The loss was Northwestern's first in four games away from Welsh-Ryan Arena this season.

Northwestern Wildcats

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Jared Swopshire 37:00 3-6 0-3 0-0 2 3 5 3 4 1 0 0 6
Reggie Hearn 27:00 4-8 0-1 3-4 0 1 1 0 0 1 2 0 11
Dave Sobolewski 37:00 4-10 1-5 1-2 0 1 1 5 4 4 3 0 10
Kale Abrahamson 29:00 3-6 3-5 0-0 2 2 4 1 2 2 1 0 9
Alex Olah 24:00 1-7 0-1 0-0 2 2 4 0 0 1 2 1 2
Mike Turner 11:00 0-2 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 0 5 0 1 0 0
Alex Marcotullio 17:00 1-3 1-3 0-0 0 3 3 1 3 1 1 0 3
Nikola Cerina 2:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
Tre Demps 14:00 4-10 2-4 0-0 2 0 2 1 2 1 0 0 10
James Montgomery III 0:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Chier Ajou 1:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Omar Jimenez 1:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 200 20-52 7-23 4-6 8 12 20 11 20 11 11 1 51
  38.5% 30.4% 66.7% Team Rebs: 0   Total TO: 11

Minnesota Golden Gophers

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Trevor Mbakwe 23:00 2-5 0-0 0-2 5 6 11 0 1 1 3 4 4
Rodney Williams 27:00 3-5 0-1 3-6 2 3 5 1 2 2 1 1 9
Austin Hollins 30:00 6-9 5-7 2-3 1 1 2 1 2 1 0 0 19
Joe Coleman 24:00 2-6 0-0 2-3 3 3 6 2 3 0 2 1 6
Andre Hollins 17:00 2-5 1-2 2-2 0 2 2 1 3 1 2 0 7
Oto Osenieks 15:00 2-3 0-0 2-3 3 2 5 1 0 0 0 0 6
Elliott Eliason 17:00 1-3 0-0 0-0 1 2 3 1 0 0 0 1 2
Maverick Ahanmisi 19:00 0-2 0-2 2-2 1 0 1 4 1 1 2 0 2
Julian Welch 9:00 1-2 0-0 2-4 0 2 2 2 1 1 0 0 4
Andre Ingram 9:00 2-2 0-0 0-0 2 2 4 0 2 1 3 0 4
Wally Ellenson 6:00 2-6 0-1 0-1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4
Maurice Walker 4:00 0-0 0-0 2-2 1 2 3 1 0 0 2 0 2
TOTAL 200 23-48 6-13 17-28 20 25 45 14 15 8 15 7 69
  47.9% 46.2% 60.7% Team Rebs: 2   Total TO: 15