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UCLA's Norman Powell (4) is fouled by Minnesota's Elliott Eliason (55) during the first half of a second-round game of the NCAA men's college basketball tournament Friday, March 22, 2013, in Austin, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

NCAA tournament: No. 11 Gophers take out No. 6 UCLA

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NCAA tournament: No. 11 Gophers take out No. 6 UCLA
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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Andre Hollins scored 28 points and Minnesota rolled past punchless UCLA 83-63 on Friday night in the second round of the NCAA tournament, a game that could be Bruins freshman Shabazz Muhammad's last in college and coach Ben Howland's final one leading the program.

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Austin Hollins scored 16 for the 11th-seeded Gophers (21-12), who advanced to Sunday's third round against No. 3 seed Florida in the South Regional. The Gophers eased some pressure on coach Tubby Smith by giving him his first NCAA tournament win in six seasons.

Another early-round exit by the sixth-seeded Bruins (25-10) won't help Howland, who is facing public speculation back home about his future despite winning the Pac-12 regular-season title this year.

Muhammad, expected to leave for the NBA, led the Bruins with 20 points.

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