Forward Rodney Williams has had to challenge himself to get to his senior year. And he’s finally emerging as a go-to leader for the Gopher basketball team. It’s been a work in progress that feels like it’s finally where it should be.
Rodney Williams scored a season-high 19 points, including a 360-degree dunk off a fast break, and Trevor Mbakwe grabbed a career-high 18 rebounds to lead 13th-ranked Minnesota past North Dakota State 70-57 on Tuesday night.
Rodney Williams with 15 points and eight rebounds as No. 21 Minnesota topped North Florida 87-59 Saturday.
Rodney Williams helped Minnesota rally in the second half after a sluggish start, scoring 15 points with six rebounds and four assists in the Gophers’ 72-57 victory over Richmond on Sunday night.
Aggressive defense and the fast break go together in basketball, and Minnesota has both facets working well so far.
Austin Hollins scored 15 of his career-high 20 points in the first half as Minnesota jumped out to a big lead on its way to 72-36 win over American in the season opener for both teams Friday night.
Minnesota’s run to a runner-up finish in the National Invitation Tournament was more than a consolation gift at the end of another up-and-down season under coach Tubby Smith.
Rodney Williams and Andre Hollins each scored 24 points to help Minnesota advance to the semifinals of the NIT with a 78-72 win over Middle Tennessee on Wednesday night.
Rodney Williams scored 21 points to lead Minnesota to a 78-60 victory over Miami in a second round NIT game Monday night.
Rodney Williams tied his career high with 21 points, Austin Hollins had 16 and Minnesota beat La Salle 70-61 Wednesday night in the opening round of the NIT.
Chip Armelin scored a career-high 20 points with seven rebounds, Rodney Williams had 16 points, eight rebounds and three crowd-pleasing dunks and Minnesota stopped a six-game losing streak with an 81-69 win over Nebraska on Saturday.
Jordan Taylor scored 27 points for his first college win in his home state, and No. 21 Wisconsin gutted out a 68-61 overtime victory at Minnesota on Thursday night.
Draymond Green had 22 points, 14 rebounds and six assists to help No. 10 Michigan State beat Minnesota 68-52 Wednesday night and give coach Tom Izzo his 400th win.
Rodney Williams had 11 points and four steals and flustered the Big Ten’s leading scorer to help Minnesota to its third straight win, 75-52 over Northwestern on Sunday.
Joe Coleman scored a career-high 23 points and Minnesota defeated Penn State 80-66 on Sunday for its second Big Ten win of the season and the Golden Gophers’ second in as many games.