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December 1, 2012MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Rodney Williams with 15 points and eight rebounds as No. 21 Minnesota topped North Florida 87-59 Saturday.
Williams all but three of his points in the second half and Austin Hollins added 12 points for the Gophers (8-1), winners of four straight.
Trevor Mbakwe and Joe Coleman had 11 points each.
Parker Smith led the Ospreys (3-5) with 22 points while connecting on just 6 of 19 attempts, including a 3-for-11 mark from the 3-point line. Travis Wallace added 17.
Minnesota held a double-digit advantage throughout the second half. When North Florida cut its deficit to 10 early in the period, the Gophers went on a 9-0 run capped by a three-point play by Coleman, and led comfortably the rest of the way.
The Gophers blocked a season-high 13 shots, including a career-high four from Andre Hollins and three from Mbakwe. Minnesota also tied a season high with 15 steals.