Minneapolis, MN (SportsNetwork.com) - Maurice Walker paced six teammates in double figures with 22 points, as the Minnesota Golden Gophers dismissed North Dakota, 92-56, in non-conference action at Williams Arena.
Walker shot 9-of-11 from the field and 4-of-4 at the free-throw line for Minnesota (7-2), winners of four in a row. DeAndre Mathieu logged a double- double with 15 points and 10 assists, while Nate Mason stuffed the stat sheet with 11 points, eight assists, six steals and four rebounds. Carlos Morris (14 points), Joey King (12) and Andre Hollins (10) rounded out the balanced attack.
For North Dakota (3-5), Terrel de Rouen was the only player in double figures with 10 points. Quinton Hooker had seven points and seven assists but also turned the ball over seven times.
Minnesota shot 56.7 percent from the field in the first half and took a comfortable 43-26 lead at intermission. North Dakota shot only 40.7 percent from the floor in the opening 20 minutes.
The Gophers' red-hot night from the field continued in the second half, as they improved to 63.3 percent and pulled away for the 36-point victory.
Minnesota scored 24 points off of 25 North Dakota turnovers.