Associate Head Coach Ron Jirsa Sat Down with Mike Grimm to Talk about the Gopher Bigs
Voice of the Gophers Mike Grimm Sat Down with the Gopher Forward
Sixth Annual Golden Goldys Set for April 23 at TCF Bank Stadium
Both teams were named team of the year, coach of the year and top athlete
Minnesota finished 2011-12 with a 23-15 mark, winning six of last eight
Mike Grimm of the Gopher Radio Network caught up with senior to be Rodney Williams.
The Golden Gophers capped the regular season with a win over Nebraska.
Rodney Williams is featured in this week's G:60.
Get to know Gopher junior forward Rodney Williams.
Rodney Williams, Joe Coleman and Chip Armelin enjoyed career days, but it wasn't enough to stop Purdue's hot shooting as the Gophers lost 79-66 at Williams Arena.
Minnesota vs. Stanford (NIT Championship)
Washington vs. Minnesota
AP photos from today's game
Minnesota vs. La Salle NIT Tournament First Round
No. 10 Michigan vs. Minnesota
Played in his 100th career game vs. Washington in the NIT semifinal (3/27/12) Scored his 800th career point vs. Washington in the NIT semifinal (3/27/12) Grabbed his 300th career rebound at Northwestern (2/18/12) Dished out his 100th career assist against Saint Peter's (12/10/11).
2011-12 | Junior Season:
Contributed six points, five rebounds and a block in the season opener against Bucknell dished out four assists, blocked two shots and scored seven points in 32 minutes against South Dakota State (11/14) scored a then career-high 18 points in 29 minutes against DePaul (11/24) played a then career-high 38 minutes against Virginia Tech (11/30), finishing with 14 points and eight rebounds scored 12 points and grabbed a season-high nine rebounds against USC (12/3) tied a career-high with 18 points and set a career-high with five blocks against Appalachian State (12/6) scored 14 points and grabbed a team-high eight rebounds against North Dakota State (12/22) scored 11 points and grabbed five rebounds at Michigan (1/1) collected his second career double-double with 11 points and a then career-high 12 rebounds against Iowa (1/4) collected his third career double-double with a career-high 19 points and a career-high 14 rebounds against Purdue (1/8) scored 14 points and pulled down a team-high eight rebounds in 31 minutes at Penn State (1/15) scored 11 points and tied a career-high with four steals in 27 minutes against Northwestern (1/22) led the team with 15 points at Michigan State (1/25) finished with eight points, three rebounds, three steals & two blocks in the win at Nebraska (2/5) played a career-high 40 minutes and finished with 16 points and two blocks against Wisconsin (2/9) led the team with a career-high 21 points and added nine rebounds against Ohio State (2/14) scored nine points and grabbed a team-high eight rebounds at Northwestern (2/18) scored 10 points and added five rebounds against Michigan State (2/22) scored 11 points and grabbed a game-high nine rebounds at Wisconsin (2/28) scored 16 points, grabbed a team-high eight rebounds and blocked three shots against Nebraska (3/3) played a career-high 41 minutes and scored 12 points against Northwestern in the first round of the Big Ten Tournament (3/8) played 38 minutes in the BTT Quarterfinals against Michigan (3/9), finishing with 20 points, six rebounds and three blocks played all 40 minutes and tied a career-high with 21 points against La Salle in the first round of the NIT (3/14) tied a career-high with 21 points against Miami in the second round of the NIT (3/19) scored a career-high 24 points - his fourth-straight 20 point game - and added two steals and two blocks in the NIT quarterfinal round at Middle Tennessee State (3/21) scored 18 points and grabbed a team-high nine rebounds in the NIT semifinals against Washington (3/27) finished with 12 points and five rebounds in the NIT Championship against Stanford named to the NIT All-Tournament Team letterwinner.
2010-11 | Sophomore Season:
Established career-highs with 31 minutes played and four assists against Wofford (11/12) Averaged 8.0 ppg and 4.0 at the Puerto Rico Tip-Off Left game against North Dakota State (11/24) with a sprained right ankle Limited to only seven minutes against Virginia (11/29) due to sprained ankle Collected his first career double-double with 12 points and 10 boards against Akron (12/15) Scored 13 points and grabbed six rebounds in 22 minutes against South Dakota State (12/23) Went 6-of-10 from the field to finish with 12 points against Indiana (1/4) Scored 10 points and tied a then career-high with four assists at Michigan (1/22) Dished out a career-high six assists and scored four points in 33 minutes against Northwestern (1/26) Scored 13 points, grabbed seven rebounds and dished out five assists in 35 minutes at Iowa (2/13) Scored 14 points, grabbed five rebounds and recorded three steals in 34 minutes against Penn State (3/6) Letterwinner.
2009-10 | Freshman Season:
Played 21 minutes, scored 14 points, grabbed two rebounds, blocked two shots and collected two steals in his Gopher debut in the season opener against Tennessee Tech (11/13) scored 14 points on 5-of-6 shooting in 17 minutes off the bench against Stephen F. Austin (11/16) made his first career start and scored 17 points on 7-of-12 shooting and grabbed six rebounds against Utah Valley (11/19) scored nine points and grabbed two rebounds in 11 minutes off the bench against Brown (12/5) missed the game against Northern Illinois (12/15) with a sore left foot scored six points, grabbed four rebounds, blocked three shots and collected three steals in 19 minutes off the bench against South Dakota State (12/23) scored five points and grabbed five rebounds in nine minutes off the bench against Purdue (1/05) came off the bench to score a team-high 13 points against Ohio State (1/31) went a perfect 3-of-3 from the floor and tied a season-high with six rebounds in 16 minutes off the bench against Illinois (2/27) played in 32 games (four starts) during his freshman campaign finished the season with averages of 4.2 points, 1.6 rebounds and 0.7 blocks per game Letterwinner.
A graduate of Robbinsdale Cooper Senior High School averaged 15.5 points and 7.6 rebounds per game as a senior named to the Minneapolis Star Tribune All-Metro team named to the St. Paul Pioneer Press Second Team All-State all-time scoring leader at Robbinsdale Cooper with 1,702 points second on Cooper's all-time rebounding list with 660.
Born July 23, 1991 son of Rodney and Shanell Williams undecided on major has four siblings.
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