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Minnesota's Andre Hollins goes to the basket past South Dakota State's Chad White during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game, Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012, in Minneapolis. Hollins finished with a game-high 22 points. Minnesota won 88-64.(AP Photo/Tom Olmscheid)

Men's basketball: Hollins leads No. 14 Gophers over SDSU


MINNEAPOLIS — Andre Hollins scored 20 of his 22 points before halftime, and No. 14 Minnesota breezed to an 88-64 victory on Tuesday over a South Dakota State team missing point guard Nate Wolters.

Hollins swished his first six 3-point attempts and finished 8 for 9 from the field for the Gophers (9-1), who reached their highest ranking in the Associated Press poll this week in six years under coach Tubby Smith.

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