Found November 19, 2013 on Fox Sports North:
MINNEAPOLIS -- Whenever the Gophers needed an answer in the first half of Tuesday's game against Coastal Carolina, Andre Hollins was there. But when Hollins went quiet in the second, other players stepped up. Minnesota found a balance offensively that helped the Gophers pull away from the Chanticleers for an 82-72 win at Williams Arena. It likely will never be a one-man show for Minnesota this season, and Tuesday's win was a prime example of that. "That's what we want to do. When one guy's off, another guy might be on," said senior Austin Hollins, one of four Gophers in double-figures. "You never know. That's why it was a team sport." While Andre Hollins led Minnesota with 19 points, just four of them came in the second half. If was the other Hollins, Austin, with a big second half, scoring 10 of his 15 points after halftime. Minnesota also got 17 points from speedy point guard DeAndre Mathieu and 13 points from Oto Osenieks. Center Elliott...

Minnesota beats Coastal Carolina 82-72

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Andre Hollins helped Minnesota overcome a sluggish performance, scoring 19 points for the Gophers in an 82-72 victory over Coastal Carolina Tuesday. Hollins, the Big Ten's leading scorer entering the night, shot 6 for 14 from the floor, and chipped in five rebounds and four assists for Minnesota (4-0). The junior is averaging 21.8 points per game. He scored...

Wally Ellenson's competitive streak doesn't end after basketball season

MINNEAPOLIS -- When Richard Pitino first took over as the Gophers' head basketball coach, sophomore Wally Ellenson had something to tell Pitino. "He walked into my office and said, 'I do the high jump.' I said, 'What does that mean?'" Pitino said. "I'll be honest. At first I was a little against it. I just didn't know what it was."...

Minnesota faces some instate, former WCHA rivals

MINNEAPOLIS -- Its almost starting to feel like theMinnesota mens hockey team is back in the WCHA.After a home series last weekend against Minnesota State,the Gophers now prepare to host Minnesota Duluth this weekend. Then itsWisconsin coming to town next Friday and Saturday. Three weekends, three teamsformerly in the WCHA.Of course, the Gophers and Badgers are now in the Big TenConference...

Minnesota Survives Coastal Carolina

The Golden Gophers after playing a tough minded Richmond squad last game was in a high scoring affair with Coast Carolina and point guard Andre Hollins led Minnesota again by scoring 19 points tonight to stay undefeated

Gophers need to wake up against Wofford, after Tuesday’s wake-up call.

A wake up call can come in any place at any time in the world of college basketball. The beginning of the season is full of close wins by elite teams over inferior competition, and bizarre losses by not so elite teams against even worse competition. The great thing about college basketball is that losing unexpectedly does not end the season before it begins. In fact, it can save...

Coastal Carolina isn’t good, but they should be an entertaining opponent for the Golden Gophers.

On Saturday night at Richmond, the Golden Gophers passed their biggest test of the season. Using a match-up zone defense, and some timely scoring, they turned a small deficit into a comfortable win. It was an important game for a team still learning what they are capable of. Syracuse is looming in the not so distant future. For a chance for a season-defining victory in November...

Minnesota coach Kill to remain in booth against Wisconsin on Saturday

Minnesota coach Jerry Kill walked into the room for his weekly news conference and saw a larger-than-normal media throng gathered to listen to his remarks. ''Crowd's getting bigger,'' Kill said with a smile. ''Must be something going on this weekend.'' Only the biggest game in Kill's three years on campus. And Kill isn't about to mess...

Gophers dodge Chants to pick up fourth win in a row

It wasn’t the prettiest victory of the season, but the Gophers once against overwhelmed an inferior team and chalked up another victory to defeat Coastal Carolina 82-72 and improve to 4-0 on the young season. The Gophers entered the game expecting to take on one of the weaker opponents of their entire schedule, and early […]

MadTown Badgers: Nine-Point Play(ers) for Week 13

MadTown Badgers: Nine-Point Play(ers) for Week 13 Minneapolis? More like MINNEAP-LOL-IS. This week, I am choosing to feature the Golden Gophers’ offensive line because they think they can pull a page out of the late 90’s Wisconsin teams’ books and pound the opposing defensive line into submission on their way to victory. That’s all fine and dandy, and it may even...

Ready To Visit

Minnesota is facing arch rival Wisconsin this weekend and you count on many visitors being on hand. The Gophers will have a talented JUCO linebacker in and he talks about his upcoming trip and much more

Minnesota blows out Wofford 79-57 in Maui warm-up

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Elliott Eliason had 11 points, 11 rebounds and a career-high seven blocks to lead Minnesota to an easy 79-57 victory over Wofford on Thursday. Austin Hollins led the Gophers (5-0) with 18 points, and he grabbed eight rebounds, too. Oto Osenieks had a career-high 14 points, and Deandre Mathieu added 10 points. Making well-timed cuts and drives to the basket, the...
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