Minnesota Blows Out Wofford 79-57 in Maui Warm-Up

Posted at: 11/21/2013 10:48 PM | Updated at: 11/22/2013 9:40 AM
By: DAVE CAMPBELL

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Elliott Eliason had 11 points, 11 rebounds and a career-high seven blocks to lead Minnesota to an easy 79-57 victory over Wofford on Thursday.

Austin Hollins led the Gophers (5-0) with 18 points, and he grabbed eight rebounds, too. Oto Osenieks had a career-high 14 points, and Deandre Mathieu added 10 points. Making well-timed cuts and drives to the basket, the Gophers were as crisp on offense as they've been all season with give-and-go passes working to near-perfection.

Minnesota had 20 assists on 30 baskets and just eight turnovers.

Lee Skinner led the Terriers (1-3) with 18 points and seven rebounds, and Spencer Collins and Eric Garcia each added 10 points.

This was a good way for the Gophers to build some momentum for the Maui Invitational next week, with a game against ninth-ranked Syracuse set for Monday.

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