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Minnesota tops Southern hoops 85-57

2 years 10 months 6 days ago Thursday, December 11 2014 Dec 11, 2014 December 11, 2014 5:17 AM December 11, 2014 in Sports
Source: Associated Press
By: Michael Cauble

MINNEAPOLIS - Andre Hollins scored 24 points as Minnesota defeated Southern 85-57 on Wednesday night.

Mo Walker and Carlos Morris each scored 11 points while DeAndre Mathieu added 10 points and five assists for the Gophers (8-2), who shot 54.7 percent from the field and led by as many as 37 points in the second half.

Adrian Rodgers led the Jaguars (2-7) with 18 points, while Trelun Banks added 15 and Tre Lynch chipped in 10. Southern shot 40 percent from the field but did post a season-high 10 team steals.

The Jaguars hit three of their first four shots and took a quick 6-3 lead, but then Minnesota's pressure defense went to work. Southern missed its next six field-goal attempts as the Gophers went on a 12-0 run to take charge. Hollins knocked down a pair of 3-pointers in the run.

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