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Hollins scores 31 points, leads Gophers to first Big Ten win

MINNEAPOLIS -- Andre Hollins doesn't dunk much. He came into Saturday's game against Rutgers with just seven dunks in his four-year career at Minnesota. It's even rarer for Hollins to dunk in traffic. In fact, he can't recall the last time he did that in a game. So when the Gophers guard took off and threw down a dunk early in the first half, it appeared as if the senior was poised...
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January 17, 2015  |  Discuss

With Austin Hollins gone, Gophers need to fill leadership void

MINNEAPOLIS -- Former Gophers guard Austin Hollins has continued his basketball career by playing professionally in France. As Minnesota prepares for its first season without Hollins, it has to replace a few things Hollins contributed. Of course, it's worth noting that Hollins was the Gophers' second-leading scorer last year with an average of 12.4 points per game. He was also Minnesota...
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October 27, 2014  |  Discuss

With Austin Hollins gone, Gophers need to fill leadership void

MINNEAPOLIS -- Former Gophers guard Austin Hollins has continued his basketball career by playing professionally in France. As Minnesota prepares for its first season without Hollins, it has to replace a few things Hollins contributed. Of course, it's worth noting that Hollins was the Gophers' second-leading scorer last year with an average of 12.4 points per game. He was also Minnesota...
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October 27, 2014  |  Discuss

After NIT title, veteran Gophers 'striving to accomplish more'

ROSEMONT, Ill. -- They cut strands of netting in Madison Square Garden last April and celebrated a college basketball championship. There were hugs, smiles and a trophy -- all the elements players had dreamed about since before arriving at Minnesota. But what is a college basketball championship when it's not that college basketball championship? You know, the one that ends with...
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October 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Like father, Austin Hollins trying to prove he belongs in NBA

MINNEAPOLIS -- Despite his pedigree, Austin Hollins doesn't maintain a constant basketball dialogue with his father. The recent Minnesota graduate and Lionel Hollins, a former NBA champion player and established head coach, don't frequently discuss Austin's professional future. The elder Hollins' own trajectory comes up even less. "I've thought about it," Austin Hollins said of his...
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June 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Hollins comes up big, goes out a winner with Gophers' NIT title

NEW YORK (AP) -- Austin Hollins hit a tiebreaking 3-pointer with 46.1 seconds left and Minnesota won the NIT championship Thursday night, beating SMU 65-63 to give the Pitino family its latest postseason tournament title. Hollins scored 19 points and Andre Hollins had 14 for the Golden Gophers (25-13), who took home the trophy for the third time. They also won the National Invitation...
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April 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Gophers find themselves in another NIT championship

In a game that felt like it would never end, and with a clown car of announcers and color commentators talking about anything other than the game in front of them, the Gophers overcame a back-breaking end of regulation to rebound and take care of Florida State in OT in the NIT semifinals, 67-64. With […]
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April 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Minnesota outlasts Florida State 67-64 in OT at NIT

NEW YORK -- Maurice Walker made six free throws in overtime and Minnesota held off Florida State 67-64 on Tuesday night to reach the NIT championship game. Austin Hollins and DeAndre Mathieu scored 17 points apiece for the Golden Gophers (24-13), who squandered a 15-point cushion and overcame Devon Bookert's tying 3-pointer at the end of regulation. They will play Thursday night...
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April 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Florida State falls to Minnesota in NIT Semifnals

NEW YORK -- Substitute center Maurice Walker made six free throws in overtime and Minnesota held off Florida State 67-64 on Tuesday night to reach the NIT championship game. Austin Hollins and DeAndre Mathieu scored 17 points apiece for the Golden Gophers (24-13), who overcame Devon Bookert's tying 3-pointer at the end of regulation. They will play Thursday night against fellow top...
Via Fox Sports Florida
April 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Pitino, Gophers want to leave New York with a trophy

Minnesota head coach Richard Pitino is no stranger to New York City -- or to the mecca of basketball. Though Pitino is a Massachusetts native, he spent plenty of his childhood following around his father, Rick, during the elder Pitino's time as both an assistant coach and head coach of the New York Knicks. Though Richard Pitino was just five years old when Rick took over as the head...
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March 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Clemson, Florida State Carry ACC Flag Into NIT Semifinals

They may have been snubbed by the selection committee, but the Clemson Tigers and Florida State Seminoles can get some satisfaction out of the college basketball season by winning the 2014 National Invitation Tournament. The Tigers and Seminoles have both reached the semifinals, and with a pair of victories on Tuesday, they can make it an all-ACC final at Madison Square Garden. Clemson...
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March 28, 2014  |  Discuss

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 […]
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March 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Red-hot Austin Hollins propels Gophers to another NIT victory

Thanks to a career-high 32 points from Austin Hollins, Minnesota topped Southern Miss by an 81-73 margin in Tuesday's NIT quarterfinal.
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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 leads Minnesota past Southern Miss in NIT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Austin Hollins scored a career-high 32 points to lead Minnesota to an 81-73 win Tuesday night over Southern Mississippi and a spot in the NIT semifinals.
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March 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Hollins leads Minnesota past Southern Miss in NIT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Austin Hollins scored a career-high 32 points to lead Minnesota to an 81-73 win Tuesday night over Southern Mississippi and a spot in the NIT semifinals. Hollins, playing in his school-record 139th game, scored 12 straight points in a span of 1:42 to erase an eight-point first-half deficit. He made all 10 of his foul shots, including six straight in the final...
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March 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Gophers overcome slow start to put away St. Mary's

MINNEAPOLIS -- The game seemed over before it was even five minutes old. Minnesota couldn't make a shot and couldn't hang onto the ball. St. Mary's couldn't miss and held its own on defense. The result was a 14-point deficit for the Gophers before they scored a single point, a fact that had the fans at Williams Arena growing restless. One look at the 63-56 final score in Sunday's...
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March 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Gophers' next destination unknown after league-tourney ouster

INDIANAPOLIS -- Minnesota coach Richard Pitino is certain the Gophers' basketball team has a place in a postseason tournament next week. But will that place be the NCAA tournament or the NIT? Well, that's where things get cloudy. "Who knows?" Pitino said Friday night. After seventh-seeded Minnesota lost 83-57 to No. 2 Wisconsin in a Big Ten tournament quarterfinal game at Bankers...
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March 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Gophers get crucial win, keep NCAA tourney hopes alive

INDIANAPOLIS -- Talk of bubbles and brackets permeate college basketball this time of year. And though hundreds of teams vie for a coveted spot in the NCAA tournament field, only a handful of programs enter conference tournaments feeling safe regardless of the outcome. Minnesota was not one such team. And so, the Gophers did not have the luxury of walking into Bankers Life Fieldhouse...
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March 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Gophers get by Penn State, advance to quarterfinals

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Austin Hollins scored 18 points, Deandre Mathieu added 13 and Andre Hollins hit a late 3-pointer Thursday to give Minnesota a badly needed 63-56 win over Penn State in the Big Ten tournament. The seventh-seeded Golden Gophers (20-12) advanced to Friday night's quarterfinal against No. 12 Wisconsin with their third win in four games. 10th-seeded Penn State (15...
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March 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Gophers look to finish off three-game sweep

MINNEAPOLIS -- In Richard Pitino's lone season as the head coach at Florida International last year, his team just couldn't get past Middle Tennessee in the regular season. Pitino's Panthers dropped their first game against their conference foes by 17 points in a road loss in late December. In a rematch with Middle Tennessee one month later, FIU watched a 17-point halftime lead disappear...
Via Fox Sports North
March 11, 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 trip...
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March 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Gophers save tournament hopes in season finale

The narrative all season, at least during conference play, was that the Gophers were a Jekyll and Hyde. They could play with the best in the conference but also had a frightening tendency to play down to teams they were clearly superior than. Naturally, with the Penn State Nittany Lions coming to town for the […]
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March 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Austin Hollins sparks Gophers in win over Penn State

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Austin Hollins had 14 points and three steals in his last scheduled home game, a fitting senior spark for Minnesota in an 81-63 victory over Penn State on Sunday to set up a rematch between these teams in the first round of the Big Ten tournament. DeAndre Mathieu led the Golden Gophers (19-12, 8-10) with 16 points and six assists, Mo Walker scored 16 points on...
Via Fox Sports North
March 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Senior Day 2014

The home careers of Austin Hollins, Maverick Ahanmisi, Oto Osenieks, and Malik Smith will (hopefully) come to an end on Sunday afternoon, as the Golden Gophers celebrate senior day, and hopefully inch one step closer to a return to the NCAA tournament. The basketball game is self-evidently big, and if the Gophers do want to return to the tournament, they need to win. After thirty...
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March 08, 2014  |  Discuss
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