Minnesota 69, St. Peter’s 47
Ralph Sampson III scored a season-high 15 points and grabbed
eight rebounds in his return to the starting lineup, leading
Minnesota to its fourth straight win, 69-47 over Saint Peter’s on
Sampson, who also had four assists, had played as a reserve but
hadn’t started since injuring his ankle Nov. 17. He helped the
Gophers (10-1) dominate inside against the smaller Peacocks.
Darius Conley led the Peacocks (2-6) with a career-high 20
points and Chris Prescott scored 12, but Saint Peter’s didn’t get
much from anyone else.
The Gophers never trailed and led by as many as 22. They kept
Saint Peter’s searching for jump shots for most of the game,
allowing them to maintain a comfortable cushion. Minnesota
outscored the Peacocks 38-22 in the paint and shot 27 free throws
to Saint Peter’s 10.