Found November 10, 2012 on
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Could an awkward fall on press row have been the best thing to happen Trevor Mbakwe and Golden Gophers basketball? Mbakwe's biggest strength was always the recklessness and fearlessness with which he played. He had no problem diving for a loose ball, crashing into the lane for a rebound, chase a point guard around the perimeter, or trying to dunk on an entire team. The grand irony of his nearly career-ending injury was that it came on the most innocuous of plays, without even making contact with another player.
BEST OF MAXIM
MINNEAPOLIS When the dust had settled on Friday's 72-36 win over American University, Austin Hollins was the first Gophers player to be ambushed by the media in Minnesota's locker room.
And why not? The junior guard scored a career-high 20 points to help the Gophers win their regular-season opener at Williams Arena. So as Hollins answered questions about his career night...
Austin Hollins scored 15 of his career-high 20 points in the first half as Minnesota jumped out to a big lead en route to a 72-36 win over American on Friday night in the season opener for both teams.
Rodney Williams added 16 for the Gophers.
Hollins scored eight points during a 15-0 Gophers run to start the game, including a steal and dunk and a fast-break layup.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Austin Hollins scored 15 of his career-high 20 points in the first half as Minnesota jumped out to a big lead on its way to 72-36 win over American in the season opener for both teams Friday night.
If there was any doubt that the Gophers were ready to open the season it was erased in the first 90 seconds of their opener against American University. Austin Hollins followed up his jumper with a steal and dunk, giving Minnesota a quick 4-0 lead and setting the tone for a game they would absolutely [...]
What's better than a little Monday night MACtion? Pretty much anything really unless you mean those defenseless scorefests the football teams play, but when you're talking Toledo basketball you might as well be discussing the finer points of the cover 2 zone blitz eagle zipper hero because these guys are terrible. Really terrible. Last season was the first time in four...