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Minnesota forward Ralph Sampson III, left, and Akron center Zeke Marshall, right, struggle for control of a loose ball during the first half Wednesday in Minneapolis. AP Photo/Ann Heisenfelt

Gophers improve record to 10-1

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Blake Hoffarber scored 13 points to go over 1,000 for his career, Trevor Mbakwe added 13 points and 13 rebounds and No. 21 Minnesota beat Akron 66-58 Wednesday night.


Steve McNees scored 12 for Akron, which led 32-27 at halftime and gave the bigger and stronger Gophers all they could handle for the first 30 minutes.

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