Dec. 28, 2013
Minnesota (11-2) went on an 18-2 run early in the first half, and remained in control despite stretches of sloppy play. The Gophers shot 12 of 22 from the line and 37 percent from the field.
Jeff Beverly led the Islanders (3-10) with 10 points and Rashawn Thomas added eight. Leading scorer John Jordan was held to five points on 2-of-7 shooting. Corpus Christi turned the ball over 18 times, shot 35 percent and made just one of 15 3-pointers.
The Islanders trimmed Minnesota's lead to nine on two different occasions and trailed 32-21 at halftime.
The Gophers opened the second half on a 17-3 run and led 45-22 with 13:33 left to play after an Andre Hollins four-point play.
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