North Dakota State vs Minnesota Recap - Minnesota Wins 70-57
Minnesota grabbed a 70-57 win over North Dakota State on Tuesday, behind a 19-point effort from Rodney Williams Jr. at Williams Arena.
Minnesota did not, however, defeat North Dakota State against the spread, which closed at 14.5 at most sportsbooks.
Minnesota got 14 points from Trevor Mbakwe and another 11 points from Andre Hollins. Andre Hollins contributed 6 assists, while Trevor Mbakwe cleaned the glass with 18 rebounds.
North Dakota State got 19 points from Lawrence Alexander in a losing cause and another 15 points from Taylor Braun. Lawrence Alexander contributed 6 assists for them, while Marshall Bjorklund had 6 rebounds.
Minnesota led at halftime, 37-26.
Minnesota won the battle of the boards, outrebounding their counterparts 43-26.