Border Battle Moves South as Gophers Travel to Iowa

Go Gophers!
Austin Hollins led the Gophers in the win over Iowa at Williams Arena.

Go Gophers!
Austin Hollins led the Gophers in the win over Iowa at Williams Arena.
Go Gophers!

Minnesota (18-7, 6-6) vs. Iowa (16-9, 5-7)
Date Sunday, February 17, 2013
Time 1:00 p.m. CT
Location Carver-Hawkeye Arena
Series Record Minnesota leads 96-83
Last Meeting W, 62-59 (Feb. 3, 2013)
Television BTN (Brian Anderson, Sean Harrington)
Radio Learfield/1500 ESPN (Listen Online)
(Mike Grimm, Spencer Tollackson)
Satellite Radio Sirius 92/XM 190
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The Last Meeting
Iowa59
Minnesota62
February 3, 2013
Williams Arena
No. 23 Minnesota Edges Iowa, 62-59
Austin Hollins hit a go-ahead 3-pointer with 11.6 seconds left, lifting No. 23 Minnesota to a 62-59 victory over Iowa on Sunday afternoon.

SERIES INFORMATION
Series: 180th meeting (96-83)
Series (Away): 87th meeting (38-48)
Current Streak: W-1
Last Meeting: Feb. 3, 2013 (W, 62-59)
Tubby Smith vs. Iowa: 12th meeting (8-3)  
Minnesota vs. Big Ten: 715-756
Tubby Smith vs. Big Ten: 66-71
 
Game Day Tid-Bits:
• Minnesota travels to Iowa City and will have the opportunity to sweep the season series over the Hawkeyes. The Gophers needed a late Austin Hollins trey to defeat the Hawks 62-59 at Williams Arena on Feb. 3. Iowa swept Minnesota last season.
Andre Hollins went 8-of-10 from the line in the win over Wisconsin. He is the Gophers All-Time Free Throw percentage leader at .846 (170-201) for his career. He led the Big Ten Conference as a freshman in free throw percentage.
• The Gophers trailed Wisconsin by six, 49-43, with 5:08 left in regulation. The Badgers came into the game having won 50 straight games when leading or tied with five minutes remaining in the game, including 15 this season.
Rodney Williams grabbed five rebounds against Wisconsin to go over 500 in his career. He became the 19th player in Gopher history to amass at least 1,000 career points & 500 career rebounds.
• Dre Hollins is averaging a team and career-high 14.1 ppg this season, 10th-most in the Big Ten Conference. He is fifth in scoring in conference games with an average of 15.3 ppg. He has led the team in scoring eight times this season including a career-high 41 against Memphis. He scored a game-high 21 points against Wisconsin, his seventh game this season with 20 or more points.
Trevor Mbakwe is averaging a double-double of 10.3 points and 10.0 rebounds per game over the Gophers' last 15 games. He currently sits atop the Big Ten Conference in rebounding with an overall average of 8.7 rpg and also is tops during Big Ten play with a 10.3 rpg average.
• Mbakwe also led the conference in rebounding as a junior (2010-11). He has contributed eight double-doubles on the season and now has 31 for his career. He collected a career-high 18 boards earlier this season against North Dakota State .