Mar 22, 2013; Austin, TX, USA; Minnesota Golden Gophers bench celebrates during the game against the UCLA Bruins during the second half in the second round of the 2013 NCAA tournament at the Frank Erwin Center. Minnesota Golden Gophers won 83-63. Mandatory Credit: Jim Cowsert-USA TODAY Sports

Gophers-UCLA: Best shots from Minnesota’s first round victory


Minnesota’s 83-63 victory over the UCLA Bruins means the Gophers will play at least one more game against three-seeded Florida on Sunday.

But before we jump into that segment, let’s take a look at some of the best photos from the Gophers-UCLA match up Friday night in Austin, Tex.

Mar 22, 2013; Austin, TX, USA; UCLA Bruins cheerleaders perform during the second half against the Minnesota Golden Gophers in the second round of the 2013 NCAA tournament at the Frank Erwin Center. Minnesota Golden Gophers won 83-63. Mandatory Credit: Jim Cowsert-USA TODAY Sports

Exhibit A: UCLA cheerleaders.

Exhibit B: Minnesota cheerleaders.

Mar 22, 2013; Austin, TX, USA; Minnesota Golden Gophers guard Andre Hollins (1) shoots in front of UCLA Bruins guard Kyle Anderson (5) during the second half in the second round of the 2013 NCAA tournament at the Frank Erwin Center. Minnesota Golden Gophers won 83-63. Mandatory Credit: Jim Cowsert-USA TODAY Sports

Andre Hollins led both teams with 28 points, nine rebounds and five assists. He also shot 5-of-8 from beyond the arch.

Mar 22, 2013; Austin, TX, USA; UCLA Bruins guard Kyle Anderson (5) and forward Travis Wear (24) react after a foul against the Minnesota Golden Gophers during the first half in the second round of the 2013 NCAA tournament at the Frank Erwin Center. Mandatory Credit: Jim Cowsert-USA TODAY Sports

UCLA freshman Kyle Anderson would go on to say a very bad word here. He finished with six points on 2-of-11 shooting but grabbed 11 rebounds.

Mar 22, 2013; Austin, TX, USA; Minnesota Golden Gophers forward Rodney Williams (33) drives to the basket against UCLA Bruins guard Kyle Anderson (5) during the first half in the second round of the 2013 NCAA tournament at the Frank Erwin Center. Mandatory Credit: Jim Cowsert-USA TODAY Sports

Rodney Williams didn’t put up big numbers against UCLA but his athleticism was certainly on display. He only played 17 minutes.

Mar 22, 2013; Austin, TX, USA; UCLA Bruins dance team performs during the game against the Minnesota Golden Gophers in first half of the second round of the 2013 NCAA tournament at the Frank Erwin Center. Mandatory Credit: Jim Cowsert-USA TODAY Sports

Exhibit C: UCLA cheerleaders — again.

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