Minnesota broke their streak of five consecutive losses, defeating Arkansas-Pine Bluff in a 72-56 contest on Wednesday night at Williams Arena. The Golden Gophers got off to a good start, going into halftime with a 36-25 lead. They then continued to outscore the Golden Lions 36-31 in the second half to come away with the victory.
Braeden Carrington led the way for Minnesota, putting up 20 points. As a whole, the Golden Gophers were impressive on the offensive side of the ball, racking up 1.08 points per possession on 49% shooting from the field. They clearly placed an emphasis on putting up deep shots, knocking down 12-of-27 three-point attempts.
Kylen Milton recorded 19 points, while adding nine assists and five rebounds to lead Arkansas-Pine Bluff. As a team, the Golden Lions struggled to get things going offensively, scoring just 0.83 points per possession on 35% shooting from the field. It was a tough day from three-point range. The team’s shooters combined to go just 5-of-24 from deep.
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Minnesota’s win today put an end to its recent struggles. Its next contest is at home against Chicago State on December 23. On the other side, this night’s result was a letdown for Arkansas-Pine Bluff. The team was hoping to rebound from its last loss against Texas. The Golden Lions’ next game is against an Ecclesia team that is also coming off a loss of its own. The team will square off on December 17.
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