Sunday, February 3, 2013

The Big Game Feb. 3--Minnesota Gopher men 62 Iowa 59

The Gopher men were lucky to escape Iowa at the Barn. Trailing 59-55 at the 2 minute mark, Minnesota got a layup by Joe Coleman and then a big 3 from Austin Hollins to lead 60-59 with just 11.6 seconds remaining. He then stripped Mike Gesell, and Andre Hollins hit a pair of throws for a 3 point lead. Gesell's tying attempt came off the front rim at the final buzzer.

Minnesota outshot the Hawkeyes 45 percent to 36, but Iowa made 7 3s to 4 for the Gophers and also had more points in the paint 18-12. Neither team led by more than 4 in the 2nd half.

Austin finished with 17 points, Andre with 15, Coleman 12 and Rodney Williams 10.

Player of the Day: Austin Hollins. Team of the Day: Concordia (Moorhead) women won at St. Mary's 64-54 to stay in 1st place in the MIAC at 16-2. Coach of the Day: Jessica Rahman, Concordia (Moorhead) women.

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