Originally written on Fox Sports North  |  Last updated 12/11/13
MINNEAPOLIS -- It was clear that Tuesday was going to be a special night for Minnesota's Austin Hollins. The Gophers senior came into the game against South Dakota State just 17 points shy of 1,000 for his career, certainly not an unattainable number. As he entered the locker room at halftime with a double-double already in hand, Hollins seemed all but certain to achieve the milestone. He ultimately did in the second half, reaching 1,000 career points on a layup for two of his game-high 20 points in Minnesota's 75-59 victory over the Jackrabbits. After the layup and a timeout, a message was displayed on the video board honoring Hollins for becoming the 38th player in Gophers history to reach 1,000 points. The home crowd at Williams Arena gave Hollins a standing ovation as his teammates congratulated him. "It means a lot," Hollins said of the achievement. "It's my senior year. It's been a long journey to get to this point, but it means a lot." Hollins said he was aware entering ...
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