Found November 10, 2012 on
Fox Sports North:
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, his teammates took the opportunity to snap pictures with their cell phones to document Hollins' moment in the sun.
"It definitely feels good," Hollins said of his 20-point effort (and perhaps of the adulation from his teammates, too). "It's good to get the win, too."
At halftime of Friday's win, Hollins had single-handedly outscored the visiting Eagles, 15-14. He owed much of his first-half success to his defense, something that's always been a staple of his game. Hollins finished with five steals, and he turned several of those into points the other way.
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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.
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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...
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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 [...]