Hoffarber, Johnson lead Minnesota in rout of Brown

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Blake Hoffarber

scored 13 points and 10 rebounds and Lawrence Westbrook and Damian

Johnson each added 12 points as Minnesota snapped its three-game losing

streak by coasting past Brown 91-55 on Saturday.

After losing to Portland, Texas

A&M and Miami by a total of 11 points and falling out of the Top

25, the Gophers (5-3) responded by overwhelming the Bears (4-6) early.

Brown’s only lead came in the opening

minutes when Adrian Williams hit a 3-pointer to put the Bears up 3-2.

But Minnesota was off and running after that. The Gophers had two big

scoring runs in the first half – 14-0 and two 13-0 spurts – and led by

as many as 37 points in the opening period.

Steve Gruber and Andrew McCarthy each scored 10 points to lead Brown.