Skip to main content

Gophers knock off Islanders in final non-conference game

  • Author:
  • Updated:
    Original:

The Minnesota Gopher men's basketball team picked up a win in their final non-conference game of the season. It was their sixth straight victory.

The Gophers (11-2) beat Texas A&M Corpus Christi 65-44 Saturday night at Williams Arena.

Despite shooting just 37 percent for the game the Gophers led throughout building an 11 point first half lead. Minnesota. They pushed the lead to 26 at the 10:41 mark of the second half following a free-throw from Maurice Smith.

Minnesota's defense was the big story. The Gophers forced 18 Islander turnovers, and held them to just 1 of 15 from behind the arc.

Andre Hollins led the Gophers with 18 points, he connected on three of five from behind the three-point line. Austin Hollins was the only other Gopher in double figures he finished with 13 points, he also grabbed eight rebounds.

Austin Hollins helped to spark a key 18-3 run to start the second half with a monster dunk, according to the Star Tribune.

Jeff Beverly was the only Islander in double figures he finished with 10 points.

Minnesota will open the Big Ten Conference season at home against Michigan on Thursday night.

Next Up

snow

Winter weather advisory issued as Saturday snow arrives

Not huge totals expected, but any snow will likely impact travel.

Wilf

Report: Ryan Poles is Vikings' 'top choice' for general manager

Poles was one of two finalists revealed on Friday.

Payton Willis

Willis carries shorthanded Gophers to beat Rutgers

The senior scored a career-high 32 points to end a four-game losing streak.

MARCUS ALEXANDER STEICHEN

Charges: St. Paul man had sexual contact 'multiple times' with 12-year-old girl

Marcus Steichen, 21, is charged with first-degree criminal sexual conduct.

Screen Shot 2020-08-14 at 6.45.53 PM

Charges: Mom killed infant son just weeks after getting him back from foster care

The 10-month-old died in her care in Brooklyn Park last April.

Flickr - police lights squad siren - Edward Kimmel

Arrests made following fentanyl bust in St. Cloud

Authorities searched two St. Cloud apartments Friday morning.

potatoes 2

Minnesota's 'frozen potato freeway' closure attracts plenty of comment

It was, let's face it, a very Minnesotan reason for a freeway closure.

Screen Shot 2022-01-21 at 9.07.54 AM

U of M fraternity raises money for chef's knee surgery

The GoFundMe has raised around $1,700 of its $5,000 goal.

unsplash restaurant cashier register COVID face mask - crop

7 restaurant, bar groups sue Minneapolis over dining vaccine mandate

"Minneapolis bars and restaurants are being used as pawns..." the lawsuit said.

Screen Shot 2022-01-22 at 7.47.53 AM

Woman fatally shot in St. Paul's North End neighborhood

It's the fourth homicide so far this year in St. Paul.

Wild

Wild flip the script, dominate Blackhawks

Ryan Hartman scored twice to earn the first game of a back-to-back.

Hopkins Basketball

Hopkins suffers rare loss to No. 1 ranked Sidwell Friends

The Royals held their own in a battle of the nation's best.

Related