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.
Minnesota Falls to Northwestern 82-58
Jordan Murphy scored 14 points and Nate Mason finished with eight for Minnesota.
Minnesota Falls to No. 19 Indiana, 74-68
The Golden Gophers took a 67-66 lead with 3:54 to go, but Indiana finished the game on an 8-1 run to seal the win.
Minnesota Falls Short to No. 21 Purdue, 68-64
Vince Edwards scored 24 points and grabbed eight rebounds to help No. 21 Purdue hang on without freshman standout Caleb Swanigan and beat Minnesota 68-64 on Wednesday night.