Skip to main content

Hollins, Banham earn weekly Big 10 honors

  • Author:
  • Updated:

A pair of Gopher basketball players were honored by the Big Ten Monday.

Gopher men's basketball player Andre Hollins was named the Big Ten Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Week.

Hollins had a big week for the Gophers. He knocked down a career high seven three-pointers while scoring 27 points and grabbing seven rebounds in Minnesota's road win at Wake Forest as part of the Big Ten/ACC Challenge.

Hollins was again in double figures with 15 points, three assists, three rebounds and a steal in a victory over Western Carolina on Friday.

It's the second time Hollins has won the award in his career, the first since Nov. 26, 2012. He's the Gophers scoring leader, averaging 14.0 points per game.

Banham receives weekly B1G recognition

Rachel Banham was named to the Big Ten Women's Baketball Player of the Week Honor Roll, Monday. She averaged 28.0 points, 7.5 rebounds and 4.5 assists per game in Minnesota's wins over North Carolina State and Butler last week.

Sunday night, Banham scored a season-high 35 points and connected on five three-pointers, including one that tied the game with 4.9 seconds to play. She also became Minnesota's career record holder for three-pointers. Banham added six assists and six rebounds in the victory over Butler.

Here is what she had to say following the game.

Banham had 21 points, including three three-pointers, a season-high nine rebounds and three steals on the road at NC State.

Rutgers' Betnijah Laney was named the Big Ten Player of the Week, Illinois' Ivory Crawford and Michigan's Shannon Smith joined Banham on the honor roll.

The Gophers are back in action against North Dakota Wednesday night in Grand Forks.

Next Up

Screen Shot 2022-07-03 at 1.03.19 PM

NASCAR driver joins MN boy in reclaiming 'Let's go Brandon' slogan

Brandon Brundidge gained recognition when his mother shared the story of how he found inspiration in "Let's go Brandon" signs.

Screen Shot 2022-07-03 at 10.20.27 AM

White supremacist propaganda flyers distributed in Cottage Grove

The department said the flyers have been left in driveways throughout the city.

Screen Shot 2022-07-03 at 9.32.09 AM

6-year-old Northfield girl missing, mother dead of apparent suicide

Anyone who had seen the girl or her mother in the past two weeks should call Northfield police.

Pixabay - jet skis resting

Jet skier injured in explosion on Minnesota lake

The explosion happened on Little Lake 14 in St. Louis County.

Krisit Noem

Kristi Noem's response to 10-year-old Ohio girl pregnant after being raped

Abortion is illegal in South Dakota unless the mother's life is in danger.

police lights

Sheriff: Deputy shoots gun-wielding man in western Wisconsin

One deputy fired on the man, striking him in an unknown area of his body.

Screen Shot 2022-07-03 at 7.28.32 AM

Man found dead in 26 inches of water in Le Sueur County

The 45-year-old was found in near the shoreline on Lake Washington.

police lights

Man arrested after abduction attempt in Bemidji

The incident occurred in Cameron Park on June 25.

betty danger's

Betty Danger's in NE Minneapolis for sale for $4.2 million

The asking price includes the restaurant's ferris wheel, as well as a nearby single-family home.


Minnesota health officials warn monkeypox cases could grow rapidly

The state has so far confirmed only six cases of monkeypox virus.


Bodies of woman, three young children recovered from Vadnais Lake

Authorities say the bodies recovered were those of two boys, one girl and their mother.