No. 21 Minnesota Knocks Off Defending ACC Champs

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - 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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