Golden Gophers double up American in season opener, 72-36

The Gopher men's basketball team opened the season with a 72-36 blowout win over American University Friday night at Williams Arena. Austin Hollins led all scorers with 20 points.
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The Gopher men's basketball team opened the season with a 72-36 blowout win over American University Friday night at Williams Arena. Austin Hollins led all scorers with 20 points.

Minnesota is off until Monday when they host Toledo.

Elsewhere in the Big Ten, a couple of powerhouses lost their season openers. Michigan State was beaten by a good Connecticut team, and Purdue fell to Bucknell.

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