Found January 05, 2013 on
From The Barn:
After starting the Big Ten season in grand style with a reality claiming victory over the Michigan State Spartans, the Golden Gophers end the first week of the conference season against the injury riddled Northwestern Wildcats. After a couple surprising losses by some of the Big Ten's best, a win would go a long way towards establishing the Gophers as one best teams in the conference. First, they need to take care of business against the always annoying, sometimes effective 1-3-1 zone.
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MINNEAPOLIS — Austin Hollins hit five 3-pointers during an impressive three-minute stretch in the second half, finishing with 19 points and sparking ninth-ranked Minnesota to a 69-51 victory over Northwestern on Sunday night.
MINNEAPOLIS Quite often last year, probably more often than either would like, Gophers basketball players Andre Hollins and Austin Hollins would get asked the same question.
"Are you two brothers?"
It's not farfetched to think the Hollinses (or Holli, take your pick) would be related. They share a last name and both came to Minnesota from the Memphis area.
Northwestern looked like a team that needed a wakeup call, and guard Dave Sobolewski sounded the alarm.
At some point, he figures, the message has to get through. Maybe this will do the trick.
Sobolewski wasn't holding back after Northwestern got pounded 94-66 by No. 2 Michigan on Thursday night.
''Eventually, we've got to start doing things that the coaches get...
Coach Bill Carmody suggested after Thursday's blowout loss to Michigan that he might consider slowing down the offense. Although NU stayed competitive against No. 9 Minnesota in the first half using the slow-down style, the Wildcats slumped in the second half. Not even the return of injured guard Reggie Hearn could spark NU in a 69-51 defeat.