Gophers Walker, Hollins Earn All-Big Ten HonorsUniversity of Minnesota seniors Andre Hollins and Maurice Walker were recognized by the Big Ten Conference on Monday, which handed out its end-of-season awards to the league's top players.
Newbill's Buzzer-Beating 3 Lifts Penn State Past MinnesotaD.J. Newbill pulled up and calmly swished a 3-pointer at the buzzer, giving him 31 points to lift Penn State to a 79-76 victory over Minnesota on Sunday.
Indiana Handles Minnesota 90-71Andre Hollins finished with 23 points, while Maurice Walker and DeAndre Mathieu scored 12 points apiece for the Gophers (16-10, 5-8), who had a three-game win streak snapped.
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Walker Hits Late Free Throws; Minnesota Beats Iowa 64-59Maurice Walker sank two free throws with 11 seconds left to help Minnesota beat Iowa 64-59 on Thursday night. Walker finished with seven points on 1-of-5 shooting, but went 5 of 6 from the line. Andre Hollins led Minnesota (16-9, 5-7 Big Ten) with 20 points, making 7 of 14 from the field.
Gophers Open 2nd Half With 21-2 Run To Beat Purdue, 62-58Andre Hollins scored 18 points and Minnesota held Purdue scoreless for the first five minutes of the second half in a 62-58 victory on Saturday. Joey King added 11 for the Golden Gophers (15-9, 4-7 Big Ten), who broke the game open with a 21-2 run coming out of the break. The Gophers forced eight of Purdue's season-high 23 turnovers during the surge, and then held on for dear life.
Walker Leads Minnesota's Romp Past Nebraska, 60-42Mo Walker led Minnesota with 19 points and eight rebounds and Andre Hollins added 12 points, helping the Gophers avenge a recent loss to Nebraska with a 60-42 victory over the sputtering Huskers on Saturday. Hollins had six assists and five rebounds, too, and the Gophers (14-9, 3-7) bounced back from their latest of six Big Ten losses by five points or fewer.
Penn State Holds Off Minnesota Rally In 63-58 WinD.J. Newbill scored 12 points, Jordan Dickerson blocked a shot with 4 seconds left and Penn State held off a late Minnesota rally to defeat the Gophers 63-58 Wednesday night. Penn State (14-7, 2-6 Big Ten) led by 10 points at the half but the Gophers (13-9, 2-7) shot their way back into a 46-45 lead before Devin Foster gave the Lions a lead they would hold for their second straight conference victory.
Hollins Helps Minnesota Push Past Illinois 79-71Andre Hollins helped Minnesota pull away with 17 of his 28 points in the second half, fueling a 79-71 victory Saturday over Illinois. Hollins finished 10 for 15 from the field, including 5 for 7 from 3-point range, and grabbed five rebounds for the Golden Gophers (13-8, 2-6 Big Ten). Carlos Morris had 13 of his 16 points in the first half, Mo Walker chipped in 12 points and 13 rebounds and Nate Mason added 10 points and six assists.
With 31 Points, Hollins Leads Minnesota Past Rutgers 89-80Andre Hollins spun around after swishing a 3-pointer on the second straight possession, flashing a wide smile as he held up three fingers next to his forehead.
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Michigan Rallies For 62-57 Win Over MinnesotaDerrick Walton and Caris LeVert scored 15 points apiece, and Michigan rallied for a 62-57 victory over Minnesota on Saturday. The Wolverines (10-6, 3-1 Big Ten) trailed 49-40 after Minnesota's Nate Mason made 3-pointer with 8:56 remaining, but the Golden Gophers (11-6, 0-4) went nearly seven minutes before their next field goal, struggling to convert against Michigan's 1-3-1 defense.