Penn St. 44 at Minnesota 73

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Minnesota blows out Penn State 73-44
By JON KRAWCZYNSKI, AP Basketball Writer Saturday, Mar 2, 2013

MINNEAPOLIS (AP)—Trevor Mbakwe had 13 points and 13 rebounds and Minnesota held Penn State scoreless for the first 11 minutes of the game to cruise to a 73-44 victory on Saturday.

Julian Welch had 10 points and seven assists and Rodney Williams had 10 points and seven rebounds for the Golden Gophers (20-9, 8-8 Big Ten), who didn’t let the Nittany Lions spoil their Senior Day and capped a big week in which they also toppled No. 1 Indiana at home.

D.J. Newbill scored 15 points for Penn State (9-19, 1-15) but made just 2 of 16 field goals, and the Lions weren’t able to sneak up on Minnesota like they did No. 4 Michigan earlier this week. They trailed 16-0 before getting their first basket of the game with 8:42 to go in the half.

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Jermaine Marshall Jermaine Marshall
3-8,  10 Pts
4 Rebs, 2 Assists
Trevor Mbakwe Trevor Mbakwe
6-9,  13 Pts
13 Rebs, 2 Assists

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