Gopher men's basketball, under first-year head coach Richard Pitino, put the wraps on one of the most successful seasons in school history. Setting a new school record with 25 victories, including wins over top-25 opponents Ohio State, Wisconsin and Iowa at Williams Arena, the Gophers captured the 2014 NIT title at Madison Square Garden. GopherSports.com will take a look back each day with the top 10 moments from the 2013-14 season.
#7: Andre Hollins Seals Win over No. 11 Ohio State
In the midst of a grueling stretch of four straight games against ranked opponents, the Gophers' first home test in that span came against the No. 11 Ohio State Buckeyes. After a closely-contested first half, the Gophers grabbed the lead but had trouble putting away OSU for good, until a key play at the 2:53 mark.
DeAndre Mathieu dished the ball after running underneath the basket to Andre Hollins, waiting in the left corner where he sank a 3-pointer, his second of the game which also pushed the Gopher lead to nine. Minnesota would end up walking away with a 63-53 win over the Bucketes, their first of three home victories over top-25 opponents.
Gophers Edged in OT By No. 17 Wisconsin, 78-76
Amir Coffey scored 19 points and Akeem Springs added 16 for the Gophers (15-5, 3-4), who lost their third straight game. Springs hit a 3 to force overtime, but his last-second heave in...
Preview: Gophers vs. Wisconsin
The Gophers return home Saturday afternoon to face the 17th-ranked Badgers in their first of two meetings this season.
Gophers Can't Hold Off Penn State, Fall 52-50
Tony Carr drew a foul on a final drive to the basket and made two free throws with five seconds left to lift Penn State to a 52-50 win over No. 24 Minnesota on Saturday.