Posted March 24, 2013 on AP on Fox
Just as he did two days earlier, Andre Hollins was hitting 3-pointers from just about anywhere he got an open look. Only this time, Minnesota was chasing a lead, not building one. And while the No. 11-seed Golden Gophers rallied from a 21-point halftime deficit to pull within seven of third-seeded Florida, the Gators eventually pulled away for a 78-64 win Sunday in the third round of the NCAA tournament South Regional. Hollins scored 25 points - he had 53 in Minnesota's two tournament games - and his hot shooting in the second half dug the Gophers out of a huge hole before foul trouble sidelined him for about four minutes. Without their floor leader and scorer, Minnesota let the Gators get away and reach the tournament round of 16 for the third consecutive year. When Hollins left the court, the Gophers (21-13) trailed by nine. By the time he returned, the Gators were up by 12 all momentum was lost. ''We couldn't get any flow,'' Minnesota coach Tubby Smit...
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