Scores

Final

Appalachian St 56

(4-4, 1-1 Southern)

Minnesota 70

(9-1, 7-0 home)

    Coverage: BTN

    8:00 PM ET, December 6, 2011

    1 2 T
    APP 30 2656
    MINN 32 3870

    Top Performers

    Appalachian State: O. Carter 18 Pts, 3 Reb, 3 Ast, 1 Stl

    Minnesota: R. Williams 18 Pts, 6 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl, 5 Blk

    Minnesota 70, Appalachian St. 56

    Associated Press

    MINNEAPOLIS -- Rodney Williams tied a career-high with 18 points as Minnesota held off Appalachian State 70-56 Tuesday night.

    Williams broke a 52-52 tie with a 3-pointer as the shot clock expired with 4:45 to play, followed by Chip Armelin's three-point play and Julian Welch's layup -- both off of steals -- to put the Gophers (9-1) ahead for good. Welch had 15 points for the Gophers and freshman Joe Coleman scored 10.

    Ralph Sampson III, who missed two games due to a left ankle injury, supplied 10 points and five rebounds off the bench for Minnesota.

    Omar Carter led the Mountaineers (4-4) with 18 points. Rodney Milum added a career-high 16 points, going 5 for 9 from behind the 3-point line.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    APP
    MINN
    Points 56 70
    FG Made-Attempted 18-51 (.353) 27-50 (.540)
    3P Made-Attempted 9-21 (.429) 2-6 (.333)
    FT Made-Attempted 11-15 (.733) 14-19 (.737)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 19 (0/0) 15 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 5 14

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