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College Basketball: Gophers remain undefeated at home

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MINNEAPOLIS — Andre Hollins had 18 points as the Minnesota men’s basketball team downed Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 65-44 on Saturday and remained undefeated at home.

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Austin Hollins added 13 points and eight rebounds for Minnesota (11-2), which improved to 9-0 at home. The Gophers forced 18 turnovers and outrebounded Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 43-33.

Jeff Beverly led Texas A&M-Corpus Christi (3-10) with 10 points. John Jordan added five points, nine rebounds and three assists for the Islanders, who have lost eight in a row.

The Gophers never trailed after an early 18-2 run pushed Minnesota to a 20-6 advantage 8:26 in. Austin Hollins hit a pair of 3-pointers late in the half before the Islanders scored the half’s last four points to get within 32-21.

Andre Hollins and Oto Osenieks hit back-to-back 3-pointers as Minnesota outscored the Islanders 18-3 in the first 9:19 of the second half. Hollins and Daquein McNeil added back-to-back 3-pointers in the final three minutes as Minnesota finished the rout with a 10-4 spurt.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Minnesota opens Big Ten Conference play against Michigan on Thursday on a six-game win streak. ... The Islanders remain winless on the road, losing by an average of 19 points. ... The Islanders hit 1-of-15 3-pointers.

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