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Gopher Rodney Williams Steps Up On The Court

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.

12/15/2012

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Williams, Mbakwe Lead Minnesota Past NDSU 70-57

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.

12/11/2012

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No. 21 Minnesota Beats North Florida 87-59

Rodney Williams with 15 points and eight rebounds as No. 21 Minnesota topped North Florida 87-59 Saturday.

12/01/2012

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Williams Leads Minnesota Rally Past Richmond 72-57

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.

11/18/2012

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Minnesota Overwhelms Toledo In 82-56 Win

Aggressive defense and the fast break go together in basketball, and Minnesota has both facets working well so far.

11/13/2012

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Minnesota As No Trouble With American, Wins 72-36

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.

11/09/2012

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Gophers Finish Eventful Season With Fuel For Next

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.

03/30/2012

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Minnesota Tops Middle Tennessee To Reach NIT Semis

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.

03/21/2012

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Williams Leads Minnesota Past Miami 78-60 In NIT

Rodney Williams scored 21 points to lead Minnesota to a 78-60 victory over Miami in a second round NIT game Monday night.

03/19/2012

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Minnesota Beats La Salle In Opening Round Of NIT

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.

03/14/2012

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Minnesota Can Smile After Whipping Nebraska 81-69

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.

03/03/2012

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No. 21 Wisconsin Outlasts Minnesota 68-61 In OT

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.

02/09/2012

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No. 10 Michigan State Tops Minnesota For Izzo’s 400th

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.

01/25/2012

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Minnesota Cruises Past Northwestern 75-52

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.

01/22/2012

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Minnesota Beats Penn State 80-66

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.

01/15/2012

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