Friday, February 15, 2013

The Big Game Feb. 14--Minnesota Gopher men 58 Wisconsin 53 OT

The Minnesota Gopher men scored the final 6 points of regulation to tie Wisconsin 49-49, then dominated in OT for a 58-53 win.

Trailing 49-43 at the 5 minute mark, the Gophers got a layup from Andre Hollins, a Rodney Williams dunk, and a Joe Coleman layup at just 17 seconds to tie. Meanwhile Ryan Evans, just a 40 percent FT shooter for Wisconsin, missed 5 straight throws. Then Andre Hollins hit a 3 and then 4 FT in OT, to give Minnesota sole possession of 6th place in the Big 10 at 6-6. Andre finished with 21 points, 3 assists and 3 steals to win Player of the Day honors.

Meanwhile, Thief River Falls girls defeated Crookston 66-56 to win Coach of the Day honors for Jeff Loe.

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