COL BKB: Minnesota 69, Northwestern 51

Jan. 6, 2013 at 9:29 PM

MINNEAPOLIS, Jan. 6 (UPI) -- Austin Hollins scored 19 points, including five 3-pointers, and 13th-ranked Minnesota overcame a slow start to defeat Northwestern 69-51

Hollins connected on all five of his treys during a 4-minute span early in the second half to help Minnesota pull away after the Gophers could manage only a 17-14 halftime lead.

Rodney Williams added nine points to reach 1,000 for his collegiate career and Trevor Mbakwe hauled down 11 rebounds for Minnesota (14-1, 2-0 Big Ten), which recorded its 10th straight win. The Gophers' only loss was Nov. 22 to No. 1 Duke.

Reggie Hearn (11 points), Dave Sobolewski and Tre Demps (10 each) reached double figures for the Wildcats (9-6, 0-2), who were held to 38.5 percent shooting.

Related UPI Stories
Latest Headlines
Trending News
Seattle Seahawks hold off Detroit Lions for controversial win
Oakland Athletics promote Billy Beane, name David Forst GM
Apology saves Rory McIlroy $20K
Falcons hope to get injured RB Coleman back this week