The 13th ranked Gopher men's basketball team defeated North Dakota State 70-57 Tuesday night.  Rodney Williams Jr. led the Gophers with 19 points which included a 360 dunk.  Trevor Mbakwe had 14 points and a career high 18 rebounds for MInnesota.

Andre Hollins added 11 points for the Gophers.  Lawrence Alexander led NDSU with 19 points.  Minnesota shot 38 percent from the field.  The Gophers are 11-1 while NDSU drops to 8-3.  The Gophers are off until December 22 when they play Lafayette at 6pm.