Minnesota overwhelms Toledo in 82-56 win
Tuesday, November 13, 2012 3:55 AM
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.
Cleveland State edges Bowling Green 79-73 in OT
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) - Tim Kamczyc scored 21 points, and Cleveland State outlasted Bowling Green 79-73 in overtime in an NIT game Monday night.
A'uston Calhoun scored 30 points for Bowling Green (1-1).
Marlin Mason had 11 points and 13 rebounds for Cleveland State (2-0), including two free throws with 17.1 seconds remaining in overtime that made it 77-73.
Bowling Green had the ball late in regulation, but Jordon Crawford lost it and Cleveland State was unable to score at the other end. The game went to overtime tied at 66.
Crawford finished with eight points, six assists and nine turnovers.
Cleveland State had five players in double figures. Charlie Lee had 14 points and 10 assists.