Minnesota will be seeded 11th or 12th and play a first round game on Wednesday afternoon in the Big Ten tournament.
Andre Hollins had 12 points on 4-for-11 shooting.
Hollins leads all scorers with 17 points in loss.
Andre Hollins scored a season-high 31 points as Minnesota beat Rutgers at Williams Arena.
The final episode of Raise the Barn takes you on Minnesota's ride through the NIT run.
Minnesota defeated SMU to win the 2014 NIT in New York City.
The Gopher basketball team advanced to the NIT Championship game with an overtime win over Florida State.
Minnesota defeated Saint Mary's at Williams Arena to advance in the NIT.
Big Ten Tournament on March 11, 2015
USATSI photos of men's basketball vs. Penn State -- 3/8/15
Gophers Fall to No. 5 Wisconsin, 63-53
Minnesota vs. Purdue (USATSI)
January 31, 2015
2014-15 | Senior Season:
All-Big Ten honorable mention selection by the coaches and media · started every game, leading the team in scoring (13.8 ppg) and 3-point shooting (.412) while ranking second in rebounds (132) and third in assists (89) · ranked 16th in the Big Ten in scoring and eighth in 3-point shooting · posted one double-double and 22 games with double-figure scoring, including eight with 20 or more points · led the team with 22 points and added four rebounds, two assists and a steal vs. Louisville (11/14) · contributed five points, four steals, four assists and three rebounds vs. Western Kentucky (11/18) · scored 14 points, eight rebounds, four assists and a steal vs. Franklin Pierce (11/20) · scored 12 points with four assists, one rebound and a steal vs. UMBC (11/22) · recorded nine points, four rebounds, and three assists at St. John's (11/26) · scored eight points, four rebounds, two assists and a steal vs. Georgia (11/28) · sank career-high seven 3-pointers en route to 27 points, and added seven rebounds and one steal at Wake Forest (12/2) · scored 15 points, three assists, three rebounds and a steal vs. WCU (12/5) · recorded 10 points, four rebounds and an assist vs. North Dakota (12/8) · poured in 24 points, four assists, four steals and two rebounds vs. Southern (12/10) · scored 15 points, four assists, two rebounds and a steal vs. Seattle (12/19) · posted eight points, four rebounds and two assists vs. Furman (12/22) · contributed nine points, four assists, two rebounds and a steal vs. UNCW (12/27) · scored seven points, four rebounds and an assist at Purdue (12/31) · scored 12 points, seven rebounds, two assists and a steal vs. Ohio State (1/6) · scored team-high 18 points with five rebounds and two assists at Michigan (1/10) · recorded seven points and four rebounds vs. Iowa (1/13) · scored 31 points including 7 treys with four rebounds, two assists and a block in win over Rutgers (1/17) · led the team with 21 points and 11 rebounds, his second career double-double, and added two steals and an assist at Nebraska (1/20) · led all scorers with 28 points with five assists, three rebounds, two blocks and one steal vs. Illinois (1/24) · led all scorers with 17 points and added three rebounds, a steal and an assist at Penn State (1/28) · scored 12 points, six assists, five rebounds, two blocks and a steal in win over Nebraska (1/31) · scored game-high 18 points with five rebounds, two steals and two assists in win over Purdue (2/7) · led all scorers with 20 points with three rebounds, three assists and a steal at Iowa (2/12) · scored 23 points with two assists, one block, a steal and a rebound at Indiana (2/15) · scored 12 points, six assists, four rebounds and a steal vs. Northwestern (2/18) · scored 17 points, four assists, two rebounds and a steal at Michigan State (2/26) · scored 13 points with seven rebounds, two assists and a steal vs. Penn State (3/8) · posted 13 points, five rebounds, four assists and a steal vs. Ohio State (3/12 - BTT).
2013-14 | Junior Season:
All-Big Ten honorable mention selection · led the team averaging 13.6 points per game, and was third in assists (87) and steals (32) · Started 36 games, missing two due to an ankle injury · totaled 26 games with double-figure scoring · opened the season with 18 points and five assists in 32 minutes against Lehigh (11/8) · scored a game-high 24 points against Montana (11/12) · finished with a game-high 26 points and grabbed seven rebounds at Richmond (11/16) · contributed a team-high 19 points and added five rebounds, four assists and three steals against Coastal Carolina (11/19) · scored 14 points and grabbed five rebounds against Syracuse (11/25) · scored a game-high 21 points and dished out four assists against Florida State (12/3) · led the team with 18 points and dished out four assists against New Orleans (12/7) · dished eight assists and scored eight points with four rebounds and two steals in win over SDSU (12/10) · posted first career double-double with 18 points and career-high 10 rebounds and crossed the 1,000 career point mark against Omaha (12/20) · led all players with 18 points against TAMUCC (12/28) · scored 17 points with five assists, one steal and a rebound vs. Purdue (1/5) · scored 14 points with six rebounds and three assists at Penn State (1/8) · tied for game-high with 24 points and added five boards and three assists at Michigan State (1/11) · scored 10 points, six rebounds, three steals and an assist against Ohio State (1/16) · scored game-high 20 points with two assists, one block and one rebound at Iowa (1/19) · scored opening basket of game before leaving with ankle injury vs. Wisconsin (1/22) · returned to action with eight points, four rebounds and two assists at Purdue (2/5) · scored 10 points, three rebounds, one steal and an assist vs. Indiana (2/8) · scored 22 points with four rebounds at Wisconsin (2/13) · scored 15 points, four rebounds and two assists vs. Illinois (2/19) · scored 13 points, three rebounds, and a steal at Ohio State (2/22) · scored 14 points, three assists and a steal vs. Iowa (2/25) · scored 10 points and dished three assists at Michigan (3/1) · scored 13 points with three rebounds and one assist vs. Penn State (3/9) · sank the game-sealing 3-pointer with 12 seconds to play, as part of nine points, three rebounds and two assists vs. Penn State (3/13 - BTT) · scored 13 points, five rebounds, two steals and an assist vs. High Point (3/18 - NIT) · scored 13 points, four rebounds, three assists and two steals vs. Florida State (4/1 - NIT) · scored 14 points, four rebounds, two assists and a steal vs. SMU (4/3 - NIT).
2012-13 | Sophomore Season:
Dished out a career-high seven assists in the season opener against American (11/9) · scored 13 points and dished out a team-high five assists against Tennessee State (11/15) · scored a season-high 14 points and tied a career high with seven assists against Richmond (11/18) · scored a career-high 41 points against Memphis (11/23) on 12-of-16 shooting (5-for-5 from three point range) · hit three free throws with 0.4 remaining in the game to give Minnesota the lead for good against Stanford (11/24) · named the Big Ten Conference Player of the Week on Nov. 26, the first Gopher player top earn the honor since Trevor Mbakwe was named POTW on Nov. 22, 2010 · scored 12 points, grabbed five rebounds and dished out five assists at Florida State (11/27) · finished with a game-high 22 points - including 20 in the first half - against South Dakota State (12/4) · led the team with 14 points and added five rebounds and two steals at USC (12/8) · scored a game-high 22 points and dished out six assists in the B1G conference opener against Michigan State (12/31) · scored 22 points, grabbed a career-high eight rebounds dished out six assists at Illinois (1/9) · scored a game-high 25 points at Indiana (1/12), his fifth game of the season with at least 20 points · scored a game-high 20 points at Wisconsin (1/26), his sixth game of the season with at least 20 points · scored 15 points, dished out a career-high eight assists and grabbed six rebounds against Iowa (2/3) · scored a team-high 11 points at Michigan State (2/6) · scored a game-high 21 points to go along with five rebounds and three steals against Wisconsin (2/14) · scored 11 points and tied a career-high with eight rebounds at Ohio State (2/20) · scored 16 points and dished out three assists against Indiana (2/26) · came off the bench to score 11 points against Penn State (3/2) · scored a game-high 24 points and dished out nine assists at Purdue (3/9) · scored 13 points and tied a career-high with eight rebounds against Illinois (3/14) - BTT · scored a game-high 28 points, grabbed a career-high nine rebounds and tied the then school record for three-pointers (five) in an NCAA Tournament game against UCLA (3/22) · scored a team-high 25 points and set a school record for three-pointers (six) in an NCAA Tournament game against Florida (3/24) · named All-Big Ten Honorable Mention by coaches and Third Team All-Big Ten by the media.
2011-12 | Freshman Season:
Started, played 21 minutes and scored six points in Gopher debut against Bucknell (11/11) · contributed his first double-figure scoring game with 12 points and four rebounds against Fairfield (11/17) · scored 13 points and collected two steals against Mount St. Mary's (11/21) · scored a season high16 points in 19 minutes against Indiana State (11/25) · established a season-high with three steals against Dayton (11/27) · missed the game against Saint Peter's (12/10) with a sprained ankle · established a career-high with four steals in 19 minutes off the bench against Purdue (1/8) · scored 12 points and tied a career-high with three assists in 24 minutes off the bench against Illinois (1/28) · led the Gophers and established then career-highs with 20 points & six rebounds against Wisconsin (2/9) · started, played a then career-high 29 minutes and finished with eight points against Ohio State (2/14) · started, played a career-high 37 minutes and finished with a team-high 18 points at Wisconsin (2/28) · scored 12 points and dished out a career-high six assists against Nebraska (3/3) · played 37 minutes and scored a career-high 25 points against Northwestern in the first round of the Big Ten Tournament (3/8) · played a career-high 44 minutes and scored a team-high 21 points in the BTT Quarterfinal game against Michigan (3/9) - first Gopher player with back-to-back 20-point efforts since Dec. 2009 (Blake Hoffarber) · scored 13 points and grabbed five rebounds in the NIT opener at La Salle (3/14) · scored 14 points and tied a career-high with six rebounds in the second round of the NIT at Miami (3/19) · tied for the team-high with 24 points and tied a career-high with six rebounds in the NIT quarterfinal round against Middle Tennessee State (3/21) · led the team with 20 points and hit 7-of-7 free throws against Washington (3/27) in the NIT semifinals · named to the NIT All-Tournament Team · led the Big Ten Conference in free-throw percentage · letterwinner.
A graduate of White Station High School · 2011 Tennessee Mr. Basketball · ESPN Top 100 recruit (77) · averaged 23.5 points per game as a senior · captained team to a 30-7 record and state-semifinal appearance as a senior · played in the Kentucky Derby Festival All-Star game · scored 46 points against nationally ranked Findlay Prep · finished career with 2,342 points (19.2 ppg) · four year starter · co-captained team to a state runner-up finish during junior year while scoring 15.5 points per game · Won state championship as a sophomore, averaging 14.0 points per game · starter on state runner-up team as a freshman · graduated with a 4.8 GPA · earned a score of 28 on ACT · member of the National Honor Society.
Son of Andrew and Donna Hollins · born on Dec. 11, 1992 · enrolled in the Carlson School of Management.
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