MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Payton Willis scored 17 factors and Jamison Battle 14 as Minnesota strung collectively a 12-2 run over six minutes late within the recreation to defeat Jacksonville 55-44 on Wednesday evening.
Minnesota (5-0) led by 17 early within the second half earlier than Jacksonville (2-2) minimize that to 43-35 with slightly below eight minutes to play. E.J. Stephens drained a 3-pointer and Willis adopted from past the arc because the Golden Gophers put up 9 unanswered factors over the following 5 minutes, constructing an 18-point lead with 1:34 remaining.
Sean Sutherlin added 10 factors for Minnesota on 5-for-6 capturing. Stephens completed with seven factors
Tommy Bruner led the Dolphins with 11 factors and hit their lone 3-pointer with 42 seconds left. Jacksonville had been 0-for-14 from deep to that time. Rod Brown added eight factors and 9 rebounds because the Dolphins received the boards, 46-28.
The result breaks Minnesota’s string of scoring no less than 70 factors in its first 4 video games.
Two first-year head coaches squared off with Minnesota’s Ben Johnson and Jacksonville’s Jordan Mincy.
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