Minnesota Knocks Down Penn State on Senior Day, 73-44


  1st 2nd F
 Penn State 12 32 44
 Minnesota 34 39 73
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 Stats at a Glance
MINN PSU
 • Points 73 44
 • FG Made-Attempted 27-54 13-48
 • FG Percentage 50.0/td>27.1
 • 3FG Made/Attempted 5-17 3-14
 • 3FG Percentage 29.4 21.4
 • FT Made-Attempted 14-24 15-23
 • FT Percentage 58.3 65.2
 • Rebounds 46 30
 • Turnovers 10 10
 • Assists 20 9
 • Steals 6 4
 • Blocks 5 5
 Individual Leaders
 • Points  Mbakwe (13)
 • Rebounds  Mbakwe (13)
 • Assists  Welch (7)
 • Steals  Six tied (1)
 • Blocks  Eliason (2)
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March 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.