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Williams Lifts Minnesota Over Huskers 84-65

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MINNEAPOLIS – Following a four-game losing skid, the No. 23 Gophers answered their critiques in a big way with a convincing 84-65 victory over Nebraska on Tuesday evening. Rodney Williams paced the Gophers with a season-high 23 points as Minnesota improved to 16-5 overall and 4-4 in the conference.

Williams was dominant early, scoring eight of Minnesota's (16-5, 4-4) first nine points, including a pair of huge dunks against the Huskers (11-11, 2-7). "Rodney Williams coming out focused always kind of sets a good tone for our team," said Tubby Smith. "He showed the leadership; not just in scoring. He was very active and engaged." During the Gopher's four-game losing streak, Williams had...

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