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       === Andre Hollins scores 41 as Minnesota beats No. 19 Memphis ===
 
 Paradise  Island, Bahamas  (Sports Network)  - The  much-anticipated semifinal
 games  of the  Battle 4 Atlantis tournament will occur later Friday, but Andre
 Hollins provided a nice appetizer.
 
 Hollins exploded for 41 points in Minnesota's 84-75 win over No. 19 Memphis in
 the loser's side of the bracket.
 
 Hollins  was a perfect 5-of-5 from beyond the arc, 12-of-16 from the floor and
 12-of-13  from the foul line for the Golden Gophers (5-1), who lost to Duke in
 the quarterfinals.
 
 "We know he can shoot the ball. We know he can score the ball," Minnesota head
 coach  Tubby  Smith said.  "He really  rose to the  occasion especially in the
 second  half. Dre put on a great display. I don't think I've ever seen a young
 man I've coached do that. I'm very impressed."
 
 Rodney  Williams Jr. registered 13 points, seven boards and four blocks in the
 victory.
 
 D.J.  Stephens  tallied 15 points and  seven rebounds for Memphis (2-2), which
 was  upset by  VCU in the quarterfinals  and would've set up a top-20 showdown
 against Duke in the semifinals.
 
 "There  is no need to push the panic button. This is just part of the journey.
 We  still have a chance to be scary good with all the talent we have," Memphis
 head coach Josh Pastner said.
 
 Tarik  Black  netted 13 points, while  Adonis Thomas and Shaq Goodwin added 12
 apiece in defeat.
 
 Memphis  trailed the  entire second  half until  Stephen's 3-pointer  gave the
 Tigers  a 68-67 lead  with 6:18 to play, but the Gophers countered with a 16-3
 run to put the game away.
 
 Hollins hit all eight of his free throws and scored 10 points during the surge
 for  an  84-72 Minnesota  edge in  the waning  seconds before Chris Crawford's
 triple concluded the scoring.
 
 Hollins  poured in 24 of his points in the opening frame as the Gophers took a
 47-42 edge into the break.
 
 
                                   Game Notes
 
 This  was  the first  meeting between  the teams since  the 1992-93 season ...
 Hollins  and  Memphis guard Joe  Jackson were  teammates at White Station High
 School in Memphis ... Minnesota was 28-of-33 from the foul line.
 
 
 
 11/23 22:39:07 ET

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