Feb 3, 2013; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Iowa Hawkeyes guard Mike Gesell (10) passes the ball away from Minnesota Gophers guard Andre Hollins (1) in the first half at Williams Arena. Mandatory Credit: Marilyn Indahl-USA TODAY Sports

Andres Hollins cut from final 12 Bob Cousy Award field

Feb. 6, 2013; East Lansing, MI, USA; Minnesota Golden Gophers guard Andre Hollins (1) stands on the court against the Michigan State Spartans during 2nd half at Jack Breslin Students Events Center. MSU won 61-50. Mandatory Credit: Mike Carter-USA TODAY Sports

Sophomore point guard Andre Hollins was eliminated from the running for the Bob Cousy Award, given to the top point guard in men’s college basketball.

Hollins was listed in the final 20 a month ago, but the latest round of cuts dropped the Memphis native from the list.

The six-foot-one guard is the leading scorer for the Gophers at 14 points per game. He also averages three assists and three rebounds per contest.

Hollins has actually played better since being named to the final 20 for the award in early January but Minnesota’s slump combined with phenomenal play from finalists Trey Burke and Aaron Craft of Michigan and Ohio State, respectively, no doubt had an effect in the cuts that decided the final 12.

Keith Appling is the only other Big Ten point guard to join Burke and Craft in the most recent list.

St. Cloud native Nate Wolters of South Dakota State University is also on the list.

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