Gophers Find 3-Point Range in Win Over Georgia Southern
Minnesota (9-1) had a season-high 12 3-pointers and used an early second-half run to put the Eagles away. The Gophers built an 18-point lead midway through the first half before failing to score a field goal in the final five minutes of the half.
The Gophers took advantage of their speed and size to start the second, scoring 12 of their first 16 points of the half on dunks and fast breaks. The Eagles (4-5) couldn't recover and lost their second straight after winning three in a row.
Ike Smith led Georgia Southern with 12 points and Jake Allsmiller added 11.
Springs went 4 for 8 from 3-point range for Minnesota. He keyed an early 14-5 run with 11 points in three minutes to stretch Minnesota's first-half lead to 34-16. The Gophers slowed down after that, though, and didn't have a field goal in the final 5:09 of the first. The Eagles outscored Minnesota 16-11 to end the first and trailed 45-32 at halftime.
Minnesota: Continues its nonconference schedule when they host Northern Illinois, on Sunday. Listen to the game starting at 3:30 with the pre-game on 1340 KROC AM.