Boxscore
Minnesota 88, South Dakota State 64
Tuesday, December 4, 2012 8:00 PM
Location - Williams Arena, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Officials - Michael Kitts, Mike O'Neill, Johnny Wilkins
Attendance - 10213

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 T
South Dakota State 24 40 64
Minnesota 48 40 88

Recap


No. 21 Minnesota 88, South Dakota State 64:
Andre Hollins scored 20 of his 22 points in a scorching first half and the Golden Gophers coasted past the shorthanded Jackrabbits.

South Dakota State played without star guard and Minnesota native Nate Wolters, who rolled his ankle in practice Monday. Without him, and with Hollins on fire, it became a complete mismatch.

Austin Hollins scored 17 points and Joe Coleman added 15 for the Gophers (9-1), who had a 34-22 advantage on the glass. Jordan Dykstra paced the Jackrabbits (6-3) with 17 points, six rebounds and three steals.

Andre Hollins made his first six 3-point attempts, all in the first half. His first, just over a minute into the contest, opened the scoring and his sixth gave the hosts a 43-21 lead with 2:08 left in the first half.

Austin Hollins made a pair of 3-pointers of his own to bridge halftime and then hit two free throws with 14:59 left to give Minnesota its largest lead at 59-28. The Gophers finished with 13 steals and have 28 in their last two games.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Wolters leads the Jackrabbits by a wide margin in scoring (20.8), assists (6.1) and steals (2.4). ... Minnesota is 16-0 against South Dakota State and 61-1 against teams currently in the Summit League. ... Gophers coach Tubby Smith needs one more win to become the 19th active Division I coach to reach 500.

South Dakota State Jackrabbits

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Jordan Dykstra 34:00 5-14 3-6 4-4 3 3 6 2 3 3 2 0 17
Tony Fiegen 38:00 5-10 0-0 0-0 2 3 5 0 0 1 2 0 10
Chad White 26:00 3-7 3-7 1-2 0 1 1 1 4 0 2 1 10
Jake Bittle 28:00 1-5 1-3 2-2 1 2 3 7 2 1 7 0 5
Brayden Carlson 37:00 2-13 1-7 0-0 1 1 2 2 2 0 2 0 5
Zach Horstman 11:00 1-2 1-2 0-0 0 0 0 1 2 0 1 0 3
Marcus Heemstra 18:00 3-4 0-0 1-1 2 2 4 3 1 2 2 0 7
Cory Jacobsen 8:00 2-2 2-2 1-2 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 7
TOTAL 200 22-57 11-27 9-11 10 12 22 17 14 7 18 1 64
  38.6% 40.7% 81.8% Team Rebs: 4   Total TO: 18

Minnesota Golden Gophers

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Rodney Williams 29:00 1-6 0-2 0-0 1 1 2 2 2 0 3 4 2
Andre Hollins 23:00 8-9 6-7 0-0 0 2 2 2 1 2 0 0 22
Austin Hollins 24:00 5-11 3-7 4-5 1 2 3 5 4 4 2 0 17
Joe Coleman 24:00 7-10 0-0 1-2 3 4 7 2 0 3 0 0 15
Elliott Eliason 19:00 1-1 0-0 2-2 1 3 4 1 1 0 2 1 4
Julian Welch 18:00 2-7 0-4 1-2 0 1 1 1 1 2 2 0 5
Trevor Mbakwe 14:00 3-5 0-0 2-2 3 7 10 3 0 0 2 0 8
Oto Osenieks 13:00 1-1 1-1 0-0 0 1 1 2 3 0 1 0 3
Andre Ingram 13:00 2-4 0-0 2-5 0 1 1 0 0 2 0 1 6
Maverick Ahanmisi 13:00 0-1 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0
Maurice Walker 7:00 1-1 0-0 0-2 2 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 2
Kendal Shell 3:00 2-2 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 4
TOTAL 200 33-58 10-22 12-20 11 23 34 21 14 13 13 6 88
  56.9% 45.5% 60.0% Team Rebs: 4   Total TO: 13