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Strong finish by Gophers sends Stony Brook to first loss

Minnesota held Stony Brook scoreless for almost 12 consecutive minutes in the second half.
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Minnesota's 16-0 run in the second half fueled a 67-54 win over previously undefeated Stony Brook (5-1) Sunday afternoon at Williams Arena in Minneapolis. 

Stony Brook tied the game 44-44 with 5 minutes left in the third quarter and then didn't score again until there was 3:36 left in the fourth quarter. The Gophers went on a 16-0 run in that span of 11 minutes, 24 seconds to take control of the game and the Seawolves never threatened again. 

Mallory Heyer and Sophie Hart each scored 17 points to lead Minnesota while Mara Braun finished with 12 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists. 

Minnesota hosts Norfolk State (6-1) and Drake (5-2) this coming Wednesday and Saturday, respectively, and then hits the road for a non-conference game against Kentucky (2-5) on Dec. 6. The Big Ten opener for the Gophers is Dec. 10 against Purdue.