The Gopher men's basketball team defeated Bemidji State 71-58 in an exhibition game Tuesday night at Williams Arena.  Trevor Mbakwe led the Gophers with 17 points and 11 rebounds, Ralph Sampson III added 15 points and Rodney Williams chipped in 10 points.  Freshman point guard Andre Hollins added 6 points and 8 assists and freshman shooting guard Joe Coleman chipped in 7 points.

Minnesota out-rebounded Bemidji State 45-23.  The Gophers will host Augustana in another exhibition game Monday night at 7pm.