Found December 22, 2011 on Fox Sports North:
MINNEAPOLIS When the University of Minnesota mens basketball team needed to answer against North Dakota State, sophomore guard Maverick Ahanmisi stepped up to the challenge.Ahanmisi made two key first-half three-pointers and added six points after halftime to help the Gophers hold off the Bison, 63-59, on Thursday at Williams Arena.Ahanmisi finished with a career-high 13 points, along with three rebounds, three assists and three steals to help Minnesota improve to 12-1 as it enters Big Ten play next week."Maverick, thank God he was on tonight and playing well, Gophers coach Tubby Smith said. "Hes playing with a lot of poise.After Minnesota fell behind 14-2 early to the Bison, the Gophers clawed their way back. They finally tied the game at 19-19 on a Rodney Williams dunk, then again at 21-21 on another dunk by Williams. But after NDSUs Dylan Hale hit a 3-pointer, Ahanmisi answered with the first of his two 3-pointers to even the score at 24-24.Not long after that, Ahanmis...

Bjugstad, Rau named to Team USA

A pair of Minnesota Gophers were named to the 2012 U.S. National Junior Team roster today. Underclassmen Nick Bjugstad and Kyle Rau will represent the Gophers at the international event, Dec. 26-Jan. 5, in Calgary and Edmonton in Canada. Bjugstad and Rau were two of 28 players who arrived at Team U.S.A.'s camp in Alberta on Dec. 17. Bjugstad helped lead the U.S. to a bronze medal...

Gophers vs. North Dakota State: The perfect trap

Non-conference games against low-major teams always make me the most nervous. Nothing good can come from them. If the Gophers win, they do nothing but meet expectations, while risking injuries, laziness, and ultimately a loss that could ruin a season. Close games against unimpressive competition doesn’t produce the giddy excitement that makes college basketball the [...] Related...

Game Preview: NDSU at Minnesota

The Golden Gophers are looking for their 12th win of the season when they host North Dakota State on Thursday night. Tip-off at Williams Arena is scheduled 7:00 p.m. The game can be viewed at or listened to on ESPN 1500 Twin Cities.

Minnesota Golden Gophers vs North Dakota State Bison in college hoops odds

Dec 22, 8:00 PM | Williams Arena North Dakota State Bison vs Minnesota Golden Gophers Odds 8-2TEAM RECORD11-1 The Golden Gophers will be trying to slam the North Dakota State Bison on Thursday when the teams tip off at Williams Arena in college betting action. The Golden Gophers are 11-1 so far on the season, and 5-4 ATS vs. the number. The Bison, meanwhile, are 8-2 and...

UM-NDSU: Photo Gallery

MINNEAPOLIS — Action photos from the Minnesota Golden Gophers win against the North Dakota State Bison.
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