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USA TODAY Sports Minnesota guard Austin Hollins shoots over Northwestern forward Kale Abrahamson during the first half Sunday at Welsh-Ryan Arena in Evanston, Ill.

Men's basketball: Gophers edge Wildcats


By Marcus R. Fuller

St. Paul Pioneer Press

EVANSTON, Ill. — Gophers coach Richard Pitino ended up making the coaching move of the game Sunday by sitting leading scorer Andre Hollins with six seconds left in the first half of a 55-48 win at Northwestern.

Pitino noticed that Hollins was fatigued.

So in came point guard DeAndre Mathieu to sink a buzzer-beating three-pointer off a high ball screen to reduce the deficit to three points at halftime.

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