Minneapolis, MN (Sports Network) - Austin Hollins drilled the go-ahead three with 11.6 seconds remaining and came up with a steal at the other end, lifting 23rd-ranked Minnesota to a 62-59 victory over Iowa at Williams Arena.
Iowa led for a majority of the second half, but never by more than four points, and took a 59-55 edge on a three-point play by Eric May with 2:10 to play. Joe Coleman's tough layup inside cut the Minnesota deficit in half and the Gophers had a chance to tie or go in front after an Iowa miss, but Coleman threw the ball away with 1:05 left.
The Hawkeyes returned the favor with 36.6 seconds remaining when Roy Devyn Marble, who had sat out most of the second half, threw it into the Iowa bench.
Minnesota was unable to get a good look before taking a timeout with 13 seconds remaining, then set up a play for Hollins, who drained a shot from the right wing to give the Gophers a 60-59 lead.
Hollins then stripped Mike Gesell with 4.7 seconds remaining and Andre Hollins sank a pair from the line for a three-point advantage. Gesell had a chance to tie with a good shot from the right side, but the ball hit the front of the rim and fell harmlessly as time expired.