With the right to advance to play in the National Invitational Tournament championship game against Stanford, who knocked off UMass earlier tonight, the No. 6 seeded Minnesota Golden Gophers are halfway there, up 12 at the half on the No. 1 ranked Washington Huskies, 38-26.
The Golden Gophers are beating the Huskies in every facet of the game, completely out-hustling and out-playing the top ranked Huskies. The Gophers are shooting 51-percent while holding the Huskies to 32-percent.
Rodney Williams has a team-high 12 points on 5-for-7 shooting and a game-high four rebounds for the Golden Gophers. Terrance Ross, who has killed it for the Huskies in the tournament, has a game-high 14 points for the Huskies. The Huskies will need an even bigger half from him to get back into it.