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Hollins, Williams lift No. 9 Minnesota to 76-63 win over No. 18 Michigan St

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    Michigan State guard Travis Trice, right, is fouled by Minnesota guard Andre Hollins (1) in the first half of their NCAA college basketball game, Monday, Dec. 31, 2012, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Andy Clayton King) (The Associated Press)

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    Michigan State guard Travis Trice, left, is congratulated by Denzel Valentine after a foul call against Minnesota in the first half of their NCAA college basketball game, Monday, Dec. 31, 2012, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Andy Clayton King) (The Associated Press)

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    Michigan State guard Keith Appling (11) shoots a layup in front of Minnesota guard Andre Hollins (1) in the first half of their NCAA college basketball game, Monday, Dec. 31, 2012, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Andy Clayton King) (The Associated Press)

Andre Hollins had 22 points and six assists and Rodney Williams added 15 points and six rebounds to lift No. 9 Minnesota to a 76-63 victory over No. 18 Michigan State on Monday.

Trevor Mbakwe had 11 points and 12 rebounds and the Golden Gophers (13-1, 1-0 Big Ten) shot 56.6 percent to open conference play with an emphatic victory over a team that has owned them for years.

Keith Appling had 15 points and five assists and Gary Harris scored 12 for the Spartans (11-3, 0-1), who had beaten Minnesota 13 of the last 15 times the two teams had met.

Minnesota slammed the door with an 18-2 run over the final seven minutes in front of a euphoric Williams Arena crowd.