Minnesota overwhelms Toledo in 82-56 win

Minnesota overwhelms Toledo in 82-56 win
November 12, 2012, 10:16 pm
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Toledo's Reese Holliday, center, has his shot blocked by Minnesota's Trevor Mbakwe, left, as Maverick Ahanmisi (13) watches during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Monday, Nov. 12, 2012, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Tom Olmscheid)

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Rodney Williams had 12 points, eight rebounds and four steals, Austin Hollins scored 10 of his 13 points in the game's first five minutes and Minnesota blew by Toledo 82-56 on Monday night.

Joe Coleman finished with 15 points and six rebounds despite eight turnovers, and Oto Osenieks pitched in eight points off the bench for the Gophers (2-0), who played so sharply and confidently in the first half their occasional sloppiness down the stretch didn't matter.

Rian Pearson led the Rockets (0-2) with 18 points, and freshman center Nathan Boothe added 13 points and seven rebounds.

Toledo went just 3 for 19 from 3-point range against an active, hustling Gophers defense. The Rockets were second in the Mid-American Conference in 3-point shooting last season and made nearly 44 percent from behind the arc over the last 12 games.

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