North Dakota State vs. Minnesota: Recap and Stats

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North Dakota State vs. Minnesota: Recap and Stats
North Dakota State 57
(8-3, 3-3 away)
(13) Minnesota 70
(11-1, 9-1 home)
Venue: Williams Arena
9:00PM ET / 6:00PM PT, December 11, 2012
Box Score
1st 2nd Final
North Dakota State 26 31 57
Minnesota 37 33 70
Top Performers
Points Rebounds Assists
North Dakota State T Braun 15 T Braun 6 L Alexander 3
Minnesota A Hollins 13 T Mbakwe 7 A Hollins 3

On Tuesday, December 11th, No. 13 Minnesota topped North Dakota State 70-57. The Golden Gophers got a double-double out of Trevor Mbakwe with 14 points and 18 rebounds. Rodney Williams had a season-high 19 points and added six rebounds. For the Bison, Lawrence Alexander finished with a season-high 19 points on 60% shooting. Minnesota (11-1, 0-0 Big Ten) welcomes Lafayette (4-8, 0-0 Patriot) on Saturday, December 22nd.

Minnesota Game Notes

  • Minnesota started 11-1 during the 2011, 2010, and 2000 seasons (since 1996).
  • The win over North Dakota State extended the Minnesota winning streak to 7 games.
  • Minnesota set a season low for field goal percentage.
  • The Golden Gophers have recorded more free throws made than their opponents for the past 7 games.
  • Minnesota has turned the ball over less than their opponents for the past 5 games.
  • This is the 7th game at home this season--Minnesota has a 24.4 average scoring margin against opponents at home.
  • Trevor Mbakwe recorded a team season high in rebounds with 18 and defensive rebounds with 12.
  • The top two scorers (Rodney Williams and Trevor Mbakwe) accounted for 47.1% of the points.
  • Trevor Mbakwe accounted for 41.8% of the team's rebounds.
  • The bench recorded more rebounds (27) than the starters (11).
  • Rodney Williams has led the team in scoring in 5 out of 12 games this season.
  • Trevor Mbakwe has led the team in rebounding in 5 out of 12 games this season.
  • Andre Hollins has 3 straight double-digit point games.
  • Trevor Mbakwe recorded the 28th double-digit rebound game of his career.
  • Trevor Mbakwe recorded a double-double. It was his 2nd this season and 25th of his career.
  • Trevor Mbakwe had career highs with 18 rebounds and 12 defensive rebounds.

North Dakota State Game Notes

  • Lawrence Alexander accounted for 33.3% of the team's points.
  • Marshall Bjorklund has led the team in rebounding 3 times in 11 games this season.
  • Taylor Braun has 4 straight double-digit point games.
  • This was the 2nd foul out of the season for Taylor Braun.
NDSU PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
AL. Alexander371916003
B+M. Bjorklund241261011
BTaylor Braun321531114
B-Kory Brown31343201
C+Chris Kading23541101
CTrayVonn Wright26320321
DMike Felt17020001
-B. VandenBergh4000110
-Jordan Aaberg3000000
MINN PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
A+Trevor Mbakwe2114181112
ARodney Williams301960302
AAndre Hollins301126211
BAustin Hollins29514210
C+Andre Ingram12220200
C+Julian Welch16720001
CM. Ahanmisi10311101
CJoe Coleman20421001
-Maurice Walker9210000
-Oto Osenieks10220001
-Eliott Eliason7001010
-Wally Ellenson4100001

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