AUSTIN, TX – It was the Brothers Hollins Show, as the eleventh-seeded Minnesota Golden Gophers pulled away in the second half to defeat the sixth-seeded UCLA Bruins 83-63 in a Second Round match up in the South Regional.
Andre Hollins scored 28 points, while older brother, Austin, delivered sixteen. The two also combined to convert a perfect 11-of-11 from free-throw line. Meanwhile, Trevor Mbakwe cleaned-up on the glass, finishing with twelve rebounds and only falling a point shy of a double-double.
Shabazz Muhammad led the Bruins with twenty points, in what might have been his final game in a UCLA uniform.
Tubby Smith’s squad will face the third-seeded Florida Gators in a Third Round contest on Sunday.
Wayne Larrivee and Reid Gettys called the action on Westwood One Sports.
(Maurice Walker’s layup gives Minnesota an early 12-9 lead)
(Andre Hollins’s triple extends the Gopher lead to 20-15)
(Austin Hollins hits his third 3-pointer to put Minnesota up 33-19)
(Mbakwe’s 15-footer gives the Gophers a 35-22 advantage)
(Muhammad’s dunk brings UCLA to within 8)
(Andre Hollins’s his a dagger three-pointer, putting the Gophers up 69-54)
(Final Call as the Golden Gophers seal the victory)
(Postgame interview with Minnesota’s Andre Hollins)
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