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Why I’m stoked about an NIT Final Four run

It’s been a weird season so far for the Gophers. Uncertain expectations before the season, followed by initial excitement, followed by actual excitement, followed by February frustration, followed by hope, followed by disappointment, and finally followed by rejuvenation and inspiration. Inspiration? Let me back up a second. Many pundits before the season picked the Gophers […]
Via From The Barn
March 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Red-hot Austin Hollins propels Gophers to another NIT victory

MINNEAPOLIS -- Austin Hollins and his Gophers teammates went to New York City two years ago and came back empty handed when they lost in the NIT championship. Hollins made sure he had one last chance to win a trophy in the Big Apple. Thanks to a career-high 32 points by the Gophers senior, Minnesota topped Southern Miss by an 81-73 final in Tuesday's NIT quarterfinal at Williams...
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March 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Hollins, Ahanmisi provide lift for Gophers on Senior Night

MINNEAPOLIS -- Austin Hollins hopes Sunday was his last game at Williams Arena. If it's not, that means the Gophers senior guard and his teammates fell short of their goal of playing in the NCAA tournament and instead settled for a trip to the NIT. Thanks in part 14 points from Hollins on Senior Night, Minnesota thumped Penn State by a 81-63 final and inched ever closer to a...
Via Fox Sports North
March 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Time to take a bow for Austin Hollins, Gophers seniors

MINNEAPOLIS -- Sunday's regular-season finale will likely have a different meaning for the three seniors on the Gophers men's basketball team. Malik Smith's senior year was his one and only season at Minnesota after transferring from Florida International. While he's had plenty of good moments during the season as a sharpshooter, his Gophers career was a brief one...
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March 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Balance and decision-making will decide Gophers’ fate.

Life on the bubble, and particularly life on the bubble in the Big Ten, is full of second, third, and fourth chances. The Minnesota Golden Gophers have yet another opportunity to save their season on Tuesday night when the Iowa Hawkeyes come to town for a nationally televised game. A rivalry that seemed to be on the verge of death a few years ago is once again alive and well. The...
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February 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Minnesota’s Austin Hollins has huge dunk against Wisconsin

Minnesota got a huge Big Ten win on Wednesday night after beating Wisconsin, 81-68.  The Gophers’ Austin Hollins had a posterizing dunk during the second half, helping deliver Wisconsin its third consecutive loss in a row. The post Minnesota’s Austin Hollins has huge dunk against Wisconsin appeared first on Diehardsport.
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January 23, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Minnesota's Austin Hollins goes in for huge dunk

Minnesota senior guard Austin Hollins threw down a vicious and-one dunk late in the second half of Minnesota’s upset win over the No. 8 Wisconsin Badgers. Hollins, who is listed at 6-foot-4, exploded toward the basket as the shot clock wound down and went up and around the 6-foot-7 Badgers freshman forward Nigel Hayes to complete the highlight reel dunk. The slam put the Gophers...
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January 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Gophers unimpressive in win over Iowa

Days after decimating the Nebraska Cornhuskers and seemingly righting the ship on a season that had gotten away from them, the Gophers nearly laid an egg at home against the Iowa Hawkeyes. Playing mostly uninspired basketball, Minnesota was bailed out in the waning seconds of the game by an Austin Hollins three pointer that put [...]
Via From The Barn
February 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Barn Blurbs is rounding up the tale of two halves

Austin Hollins scorches Northwestern for five 3-pointers in three minutes Hollins was so scalding hot for one three-minute second-half stretch there might as well have been singed nets and flames shooting out of the basketball. Let’s go to the tape Men’s Basketball: Northwestern runs out of steam against Minnesota The defining stretch Carmody describes came [...]
Via From The Barn
January 07, 2013  |  Discuss

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...
Via Fox Sports North
November 10, 2012  |  Discuss
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