NIT ACCtion: Monday, March 19

March 20, 2012

Canes' Season Ends at Home to Minnesota, 78-60

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) - Rodney Williams scored 21 points to lead Minnesota to a 78-60 victory over Miami in a second round NIT game Monday night.

The Gophers never trailed after starting the game on a 12-0 run. Williams scored 16 points in the first half and has now scored 20 or more points in his last three games.

The Gophers expanded a 35-23 lead at halftime with a 15-2 spurt early in the second half. Andre Hollins hit consecutive 3-pointers and Andre Ingram's putback with 12:22 remaining ended the surge and gave Minnesota a 56-33 lead.

Rion Brown scored 16 points for Miami (20-13).