Andre Hollins has Gophers up on Michigan at the break

by Jace Frederick

A lot of fresh talent had big performances during the Gophers nonconference season.

But 20 minutes through the Big Ten opener, it's a familiar face that's running the show.

Andre Hollins has nine points as Minnesota leads Michigan 30-28 at the half.

Hollins stayed aggressive through some early shooting struggles — he shot 3 of 7 from the field in the first half. 

The Gophers have struggled from the perimeter. Minnesota is just 2 of 10 from deep — a rarity for a squad shooting 35 percent from three as a team this year.

But Minnesota is getting the job done of the glass. The Gophers have outrebounded Michigan 21-15 behind heavy lifting from Elliott Eliason (six boards) and Oto Osenieks (five).