Austin Hollins has made a point to hit the boards this season.

The effort showed in the first half Tuesday night against South Dakota State.

Hollins has a first half double-double with 11 points and 11 rebounds as the Gophers lead the Jackrabbits 36-28 at the half.

SDSU's fronctcourt gave tMinnesota troubles early, but the Gophers responded. Minnesota is winning the battle on the glass 22-16.

Minnesota fell in love with the outside shot in the first 20 minutes. Sixteen of the Gophers 32 three-point attempts came from behind the arc.