Minnesota Golden Gophers forward Trevor Mbakwe (32) loses the ball as he is defended by Florida State Seminoles guard Montay Brandon (5) and center Boris Bojanovsky (14) during the game at the Donald L. Tucker Center. Mandatory Credit: Melina Vastola-US PRESSWIRE
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Joe Coleman scored 16 points, Rodney Williams added 14 and No. 21 Minnesota beat defending Atlantic Coast Conference champion Florida State 77-68 on Tuesday night in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge.
Rodney Williams added 14 points, Austin Hollins 13 and Andre Hollins 12 for the Gophers, who never trailed.
Minnesota (7-1) led 38-25 at halftime and by as many as 21 in the second half. The Gophers' lone loss was to second-ranked Duke on Thanksgiving in a holiday tournament in the Bahamas.
Reserve Terrance Shannon led Florida State (4-2) with 14 points and 11 rebounds.
Florida State, which won its first ACC title last season, has now lost five straight games in the annual ACC/Big Ten challenge dating to a 2007 victory over the Gophers.
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