Post Game Notes

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Feb. 19, 2014

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MINNESOTA MEN’s BASKETBALL POSTGAME NOTES
ILLINOIS (15-12, 4-10 Big Ten) 62, MINNESOTA (17-10, 6-8 Big Ten) 49
WILLIAMS ARENA | MINNEAPOLIS | FEBRUARY 19, 2014
ATTENDANCE: 12,221 (14,625 capacity)

TEAM NOTES
• Tonight’s game was the 173rd meeting in the all-time series between Minnesota and Illinois. The Illini hold a 111-62 advantage in the series that dates back to Feb. 7, 1906. Tonight’s game is the lone regular season meeting between the schools in 2013-14.
• Illinois has won five of the past seven games, including three straight. The Illini posted a 57-53 victory at Williams Arena on Feb. 10, 2013, and then knocked the Gophers out of the 2013 Big Ten Tournament with a last-second 51-49 win.
• With tonight’s win, Illinois took a 43-42 lead in the 85 games played in Minneapolis. The Gophers fell to 4-3 in Big Ten home games this season.
• The Gophers held Illinois to 8-of-25 (.320) field goals in the first half, but the Illini made 6-of-9 attempts from beyond the arc.
• For the game, Minnesota was just 4-of-25 (.160) from three-point range, while Illinois made 8-of-13 (.615) attempts.
• Minnesota dropped to 7-3 when wearing its Gold uniforms this season.
• The Gophers, who entered the contest leading the Big Ten in steals per game (7.8 spg), finished with six steals.

INDIVIDUAL NOTES
• Junior guard Andre Hollins scored 15 points to increase his career total to 1,192 and move up to 23rd on Minnesota’s all-time scoring list. Hollins passed Darryl Mitchell (1978-82) and Randy Carter (1991-94).
Andre Hollins made 3-of-10 three-pointers, giving him 174 for his career to pass Sam Jacobson (1995-98) for third on the Gophers’ all-time list.
Andre Hollins also made four free throws, giving him 306 for his career. He’s now tied with Marc Wilson (1983-86) for eighth all-time at Minnesota.
• Senior guard Austin Hollins finished with 10 points to increase his career total to 1,153 points. Hollins passed Rodney Williams (2009-13) to move into 27th on the all-time scoring list.
Austin Hollins also led the Gophers with seven rebounds in the game.
Austin Hollins was credited with two assists to increase his career total to 268. He is tied with Osborne Lockhart (1975-78) for 11th all-time at Minnesota.
Austin Hollins played in his 130th career game for the Gophers and is now tied for third with Sam Jacobson (1995-98). Hollins needs to play in just five more games to establish a new career record for games played at Minnesota.
• Junior forward Maurice Walker came off the bench to finish with 10 points on 5-of-7 field goals.