Hollins wins Big Ten Player of the Week

by Andrew Krammer

Gophers point guard Andre Hollins was named Big Ten Player of the Week on Monday after scoring 61 points in three games at the Battle 4 Atlantis tournament.

Hollins scored 41 points Friday against his hometown Memphis — the most scored by a Gophers player since 1971.

Minnesota upset the No. 19 Tigers 84-75, which helped it earn first national ranking in nearly two years Monday.

Hollins shot 7-for-14 from three-point range in the Battle 4 Atlantis tournament in the Bahamas. He also shot 20-for-22 from the free throw line.

Three of his free throws came with 0.4 seconds left against Stanford on Saturday with the game tied at 63-63. The Gophers beat the Cardinal 66-63 to finish fifth at the tournament.

Hollins said the Bahamas trip was the first time he’d ever left the United States.