Post-Game Notes

Nov. 19, 2013

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Minnesota Basketball Postgame Notes
Minnesota (4-0) 82, Coastal Carolina (1-3) 72
Williams Arena | Minneapolis, Minn.
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Attendance: 10,137

Team Notes
• Tonight's game was just the second in the all-time series between Minnesota and Coastal Carolina. The Gophers also won the first meeting, 75-57, on Dec. 3, 2005, in Minneapolis.
• Minnesota head coach Richard Pitino improved to 4-0 at Minnesota and 22-14 for his career.
• The Gophers improved to 5-1 all-time versus teams from the Big South Conference.
• Coach Pitino improved to 2-0 against Coastal Carolina, with both wins coming by a 10-point margin. His Florida International squad posted an 87-77 win last season against the Chanticleers to give Pitino his first career victory.
• Minnesota, which led the Big Ten with 25 steals through the first three games, tied its season-high with 11 steals versus CCU. The Gophers also had 11 steals in the season-opening win versus Lehigh. Minnesota is averaging nine steals per game through the first four games of the season.
• Eight of the nine players to appear in the game for Minnesota scored points.
• Minnesota had four players reach double-figures for the third time in four games this season.

Individual Notes
• Junior guard Andre Hollins scored 15 points in the first half to move past 900 career points. Hollins finished with a team-high 19 points, giving him 907 for his career. Tonight's game was his 75th in a Gophers uniform.
• Junior guard DeAndre Mathieu finished with a career-high 17 points, with 13 points coming after the half. Mathieu's previous best had been 15 points versus Montana on Nov. 12.
• Mathieu was 6-of-14 from the field, establishing new career-highs for FGs made and attempted, and he also tied his career-highs at the free throw line by going 5-of-6.
• Mathieu also tied for game-high honors with six assists, and is averaging 4.8 assists per game.
• Junior center Elliott Eliason grabbed a game-high 11 rebounds to go with eight points and two steals. It was Eliason's second game this season (fifth career) with 10 or more rebounds.
• Eliason made a career-best four free throws in a game, going 4-of-4 at the charity stripe.
• Junior forward Oto Osenieks scored a career-high 13 points. His previous best had been 10 points on three occasions, most recently at Ohio State on Feb. 20, 2013.


 

 

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