Tennst 43
Minnesota 72
Date of game: 11/15/2012

Recap: Minnesota vs. Tennessee St

Minneapolis, MN (Sports Network) - Rodney Williams scored a game-high 15 points as he helped guide the Minnesota Golden Gophers to a convincing 72-43 win over the Tennessee State Tigers at Williams Arena.

Williams also brought in seven boards for the Golden Gophers (3-0). Andre Hollins and Austin Hollins chipped in 13 and 12 points, respectively.

For the Tigers (0-3), Kellen Thornton recorded a double-double with 11 points and 13 boards. Jordan Cyphers and Robert Covington added 10 points a piece.

Minnesota opened on a 9-0 run and never looked back, eventually taking a 39-21 advantage at the break. Tennessee was held to a mere eight field goals for the first 20 minutes of play.

The Golden Gophers continued their solid play in the second half, hitting 13- of-27 (.481) from the field, while at the same time limiting the visitors to just 6-of-32 success from the floor in the second frame.

Minnesota shot 48.1 percent from the floor overall, while the Tigers made only 14 of their 59 shots (.237).

Game Notes

Winston cleared of FSU conduct violations

Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston was found not to have violated the university's conduct code over allegations that he sexually assaulted a fellow student in December 2012.

NFL flexes Bengals-Steelers into primetime for Week 17

The NFL announced Sunday night that the AFC North showdown between the Cincinnati Bengals and Pittsburgh Steelers will be the NBC primetime game for Week 17.

Giants acquire McGehee from Marlins

The San Francisco Giants have acquired infielder Casey McGehee from the Miami Marlins in exchange for minor league pitchers Kendry Flores and Luis Castillo.

Vancouver's Hansen collapses on bench

Vancouver Canucks forward Jannik Hansen collapsed on the bench during the second period of Saturday's game against the Calgary Flames and had to be helped to the locker room.

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