Minnesota will be seeded 11th or 12th and play a first round game on Wednesday afternoon in the Big Ten tournament.
Hollins leads all scorers with 17 points in loss.
Minnesota's second half comeback falls just short.
DeAndre Mathieu scores 11 points, six assists and five rebounds
Malik Smith scores 16 points in loss at Maui Invitational.
Minnesota defeated Southern Miss to advance to the NIT Semifinals in New York.
Minnesota defeated Saint Mary's at Williams Arena to advance in the NIT.
Minnesota defeated Iowa, 95-89, at the Barn on Tuesday night.
Minnesota defeated Northwestern, 54-48, in Evanston, Ill.
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Minnesota vs. Purdue (USATSI)
January 31, 2015
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USATSI Photos men's basketball at Purdue -- 12/31/14
2014-15 | Senior Season:
Appeared in 31 games, with two stars · Led the team in field goal shooting (.627) and was second in blocks (31) · posted four points and four rebounds against Louisville (11/14) · scored seven points and four rebounds vs. Western Kentucky (11/18) · contributed four points and a rebound vs. Franklin Pierce (11/20) · recorded seven rebounds, five points, one assist and a block vs. UMBC (11/22) · posted six rebounds, four points and two blocks at St. John's (11/26) · recorded five rebounds, four points and an assist vs. Georgia (11/28) · recorded six points, four rebounds, two assists and two steals at Wake Forest (12/2) · posted five rebounds, three points, one steal and a block vs. WCU (12/5) · scored four points, two steals and a block vs. North Dakota (12/8) · recorded seven points, three rebounds, two assists and two blocks vs. Southern (12/10) · scored eight points on perfect shooting and added four rebounds, one assist and a block vs. Seattle (12/19) · scored six points and six rebounds with two blocks and a steal vs. Furman (12/22) · recorded four points, three rebounds and a steal at Maryland (1/3) · scored five points and four rebounds against Ohio State (1/6) · scored three points with a rebound at Nebraska (1/20) · scored six points, five rebounds and three assists with a block at Penn State (1/28) · posted three rebounds and two points against Nebraska (1/31) · recorded five rebounds, two points and a block at Iowa (2/12).
2013-14 | Junior Season:
Played in 37 games, all but twice as a starter · led the team in rebounds (244) and blocks (72), ranking sixth and third among Big Ten players in those categories, respectively · Registered six double-doubles · Started and contributed his first career double-double with 11 points and a career-high 17 rebounds against Lehigh (11/8) · scored six points, grabbed eight rebounds and blocked a career-high five shots against Montana (11/12) · contributed 11 rebounds and eight points against Coastal Carolina (11/19) · picked up his second career double-double with 11 points and 11 rebounds and blocked a career-high seven shots against Wofford (11/21) · played only four minutes against New Orleans (12/7) due to a sprained ankle · started and posted third career double-double with 12 rebounds and 10 points while adding two blocks vs. South Dakota St. (12/10) · scored 10 points, nine rebounds and career-high four steals with an assist against Omaha (12/20) · posted fourth-career double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds along with two blocks against Michigan (1/2) · scored eight points, seven rebounds, six blocks and a steal in win over Purdue (1/5) · posted double-double with 12 rebounds and 11 points with four blocks at Penn State (1/8) · Pulled down 11 rebounds with seven points, four blocks and two assists in career-high 35 minutes at Michigan State (1/11) · registered 13 rebounds and 12 points along with two blocks and two assists in win over Ohio State (1/14) · dished career-high five assists with five rebounds and four points at Purdue (2/5) · recorded six rebounds and four points vs. Illinois (2/16) · posted eight points, five rebounds, and an assist at Michigan (3/1) · tied career high with seven blocks, and recorded eight rebounds, two points and one assist vs. Saint Mary's (3/23).
2012-13 | Sophomore Season:
Grabbed nine boards and set a career-high with three blocks in the season opener against American (11/9) · tied a career-high with three blocks in 19 minutes against Toledo (11/12) · tied a career-high with 10 rebounds and scored four points at Florida State (11/27) · scored six points and tied a career-high with three steals against North Florida (12/1) · finished with six rebounds, two assists, two steals & two blocks in 19 minutes off the bench against Iowa (2/3) · started and tied a career-high with 10 rebounds against Illinois (2/10) · played 28 minutes off the bench at Iowa (2/17) and finished with a career-high four blocks and tied a career high with four assists · scored a season-high seven points and grabbed five rebounds in 14 minutes off the bench against Indiana (2/26) · talled six points and five rebounds against UCLA in the NCAA Second Round.
2011-12 | Freshman Season:
Played nine minutes and scored three points in Gopher debut against Bucknell · made the first start of his career against Mount St. Mary's (11/21) · established multiple then career-highs with eight points, seven rebounds, two assists, two blocks and 32 minutes played against Virginia Tech (11/30) · started and grabbed a career-high nine rebounds against USC (12/3) · scored six points in seven minutes off the bench against North Dakota State (12/22) · tied a career high with two blocks against Purdue (1/8) · dished out a career-high three assists and tied a career-high with two blocks at Indiana (1/12) · played 20 minutes off the bench at Penn State (1/15), finishing with four points and six boards · scored six points & grabbed four rebounds in 17 minutes off the bench against Nebrask (2/5) · started and grabbed a game and career-high 10 rebounds against Northwestern in the first round of the Big Ten Tournament (3/8) · scored a career-high 12 points and added a team-high seven rebounds, two blocks and two steals in the NIT quarterfinals at Middle Tennessee State (3/21) · dished out a career-high four assits against Washington (3/27) in the NIT semifinals · named to the All-Big Ten Academic Team · letterwinner.
A member of East Coast All-Star team that participated in the 2011 Four Nations Cup in Tallinn, Estonia · team finished third in the tournament with a 2-2 record · averaged 3.8 points, 6.0 rebounds and 1.3 steals per game.
A graduate of Chadron High School · averaged 17.7 points, 10.2 rebounds, 4.2 blocks, 2.9 assists and 1.1 steals per game led the Cardinals to the C-1 Nebraska state championship game his senior year · two-time state Gatorade Player of the Year in Nebraska · member of the Future Business Leaders of America.
Born January 4, 1992 · son of Jay and Lorna Eliason · his father, Jay, played football and his mother, Lorna, played basketball and volleyball at South Dakota State University · enrolled in the Carlson School of Management · entrepreneurial management major · has one younger brother, Spencer.
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