Found November 10, 2012 on From The Barn:
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 [...]
THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
RELATED ARTICLES

Getting knocked down got Mbakwe up

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...

Gophers' Hollins outscores American in a half

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...

Minnesota 72, American U. 36

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. Hollins had...

Gophers storm past visiting American

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- 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...

Minnesota Tops American, 72-36

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.

Game 1: Gophers vs. American Preview

The Gophers get started here by taking on the American Eagles (fitting, right?) and although they sound like a complete cupcake they've actually been a pretty decent team for a low-major for years.  They've finished fourth or better in the Patriot League every year since they joined in 2001.   There RPI last year was a not-horrendous 142.  The year before they were 127...

Game #2 Preview: Gophers vs. Toledo

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...
College Basketball News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.