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Gophers’ Hollins Named A Cousy Award Finalist

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MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Gophers’ point guard Andre Hollins has been named a finalist for the Bob Cousy Award, which is given every year to the nation’s top point guard, the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame announced Thursday.

The University of Minnesota sophomore is one of 20 players across the country to be named a finalist. That list will be narrowed  to 10 by early February and eventually five in March before a presentation at the Final Four in Atlanta, Ga.

Hollins, a native of Memphis, Tenn., is leading the Gophers with 13.7 points per game and assists with 3.7 per game. He had 22 points and six assists in Minnesota’s 84-67 win at Illinois Wednesday night. He scored a career-high 41 points in a win over Memphis at the Battle 4 Atlantis Tournament in the Bahamas.

The Gophers (15-1) travel to face Indiana (14-1) at 11 a.m. Saturday.

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