Gophers take down Southwest Baptist, 86-59

In its exhibition finale, Minnesota dropped 3-happy Southwest Baptist, 86-59, Monday night at Williams Arena. The Bearcats attempted a whopping 36 3-pointers, hitting just 10 on the night (27.8 percent), while the Gophers shot 53 percent from the field. Rodney Williams scored 13 points and grabbed eight rebounds and swatted two shots, both game highs, while Joe Coleman put in a game-high 15 points.

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Williams slams home first bucket of game

Williams throws another one down

Trevor Mbakwe flushes first dunk of exhibition

Austin Hollins dunks with two hands

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ClemtheGemfan on 11/6/2012 @ 2:00pm EST Said:

Nice warm-up win. I have a very serious problem with that Big Ten Basketball preview show and Jim Jackson. Question, is this the Big Ten, with 12 teams, or is this the Big 4? When I tuned in to watch the program I was expecting to get a small preview of each team. Instead, I heard a lot about Indian, Michigan State, Michigan, and Ohio State. What’s up with that? Either you give all twelve equal time or you shouldn’t have a preview show. The only mention Minnesota got was that Jim thinks they will finish 5th and he said a couple things about Buggs. That was pitiful! It’s a cryin’ shame that we get more about all the Big Ten schools from other networks and get practically nothing from our own network. Do us all a favor, If those four schools are all you are going to talk about why not call the show ” the Indiana, Michigan, Michigan State, and Ohio State preview show”. Very disappointed in this networks lack of knowledge and support of all 12 schools in this conference!!!!!!!