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NIT Tournament 2012, Minnesota Vs. Washington Score Update: Golden Gophers Up 12 At Half In Semifinals

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.

For more on the Minnesota Golden Gophers, check out The Daily Gopher. You can also learn more about college basketball around the nation at SB Nation's College Basketball hub.

Photographs by Micah Taylor, clairity, and Fibonacci Blue used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.