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MINNESOTA MEN's BASKETBALL POSTGAME NOTES
MINNESOTA (18-11, 7-9 Big Ten) 95, NO. 19/20 IOWA (19-8, 8-6 Big Ten) 89
WILLIAMS ARENA | MINNEAPOLIS | FEBRUARY 19, 2014
ATTENDANCE: 14,625 (14,625 capacity)

TEAM NOTES

• Tonight's game was the 182nd meeting in the all-time series between Minnesota and Iowa. The Golden Gophers hold a 97-85 advantage in the series that dates back to March 1, 1902.
• Minnesota has wins in eight of the past 12 games against the Hawkeyes.
• With tonight's win, Minnesota improved to 59-32 in the 91 games played in Minneapolis. The Gophers are 5-1 in their past six home games against Iowa.
• The 95 points scored by the Gophers were the most in the series against Iowa (non-vacated games) since Minnesota defeated the Hawkeyes, 102-80, on Feb. 24, 1990.
• The victory was Minnesota's third this season against a team ranked among the Top 25. The Gophers have also defeated No. 11/9 Ohio State (Jan. 16) and No. 9/8 Wisconsin (Jan. 22). All three wins have come at home.
• It's the first time Minnesota has scored 95 points in a Big Ten game (not counting vacated results) since defeating Penn State, 95-67, in Minneapolis on Feb. 3, 1993.
• The Williams Arena sellout crowd of 14,625 was the fourth this season for Minnesota.
• Minnesota had been just 14-of-55 from three-point range over its past three games, but the Gophers combined to make 9-of-11 (.818) from beyond the arc in the first half.
• The Gophers finished 11-of-19 (.579) from three-point range. It's the second time this season that Minnesota made 11 three-pointers in a Big Ten game (vs. Purdue, 11-of-24, Jan. 5, 2013).
• Minnesota improved to 7-1 this season when wearing its home White uniforms.
• The Gophers, who entered the contest leading the Big Ten with an average of 7.6 steals per game, finished with nine steals.

INDIVIDUAL NOTES
• Senior guard Austin Hollins finished with a career-high 27 points to increase his career total to 1,182 points. Hollins passed Michael Bauer (2000-04) on Minnesota's all-time scoring list and is now tied with Darryl Mitchell (1978-82) for 25th.
Austin Hollins was 8-of-10 from the field, including 4-of-6 from three-point range, and 5-of-5 at the free throw line.
Austin Hollins was credited with four assists to increase his career total to 273, which is 10th on Minnesota's all-time list.
Austin Hollins played in his 132nd career game for the Gophers and is now tied for second with Blake Hoffarber (2007-11). Hollins needs to play in just three more games to establish a new career record for games played at Minnesota.
• Junior guard Andre Hollins scored 14 points to increase his career total to 1,219. He remains 21st on the all-time list.
Andre Hollins made 3-of-6 three-pointers, giving him 180 for his career. He ranks third on the Gophers' all-time list.
Andre Hollins also made three free throws, giving him 313 for his career.
• Freshman forward Charles Buggs came off the bench and achieved career-highs for points (11), rebounds (3), minutes played (14), field goals made (4) and attempted (5), and three-pointers made (3) and attempted (3) in the first half.
• Buggs finished with 13 points and three rebounds in 19 minutes. He made 5-of-6 field goals, including 3-of-3 treys and had one steal. All of those figures are career-bests.
• Junior guard DeAndre Mathieu finished with 19 points on 7-of-11 shooting, while leading all players with seven assists (one turnover).
• Junior forward Maurice Walker came off the bench to score eight points and lead the team with six rebounds. Walker went 4-of-4 at the free throw line in the final minute.


 

 

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