Andre Hollins

Andre Hollins has an ankle sprain, but how long is he out?

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Minnesota’s leading scorer Andre Hollins missed all but about 30 seconds of last night’s win over No. 9 Wisconsin after rolling his ankle.

He spent much of the game sitting in the training room, watching on television. That gave some cause for concern, especially considering he reportedly left the arena in a walking boot and on crutches.

But according to reports, it appears that Hollins’ injury isn’t incredibly serious. Jeff Borzello of CBSSports.com says he will be out for 7-10 days. Jeff Goodman of ESPN.com says that his status for Minnesota’s game on Sunday is still uncertain. Amelia Rayno of the Star-Tribune called it a “severe ankle sprain” and hinted that he could be out for two weeks.

In other words, no one is really sure just how bad the sprain is at this point, but with injuries like this, the concern isn’t whether or not he can damage the ankle anymore. It’s pain tolerance and whether or not the team can wait for the player to get fully healthy.

The good news for Minnesota?

Given the way that Dre Mathieu, Malik Smith and Mo Walker played last night, it’s clear that Minnesota can still be very competitive without Hollins on the floor.

Gonzaga’s NCAA tournament chances take a major blow in loss to No. 16 SMU

SMU guard Nic Moore (11) shoots over Gonzaga forward Kyle Wiltjer (33) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016, in Dallas. (AP Photo/Jim Cowsert)
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Nic Moore scored 18 of his 25 points in the second half and added 11 assists as No. 16 SMU knocked off Gonzaga in Moody Coliseum on Saturday night, 69-60.

The Zags got 20 points and 16 boards from Domantas Sabonis, but Kyle Wiltjer scored just four points and shot 2-for-17 from the floor.

It wasn’t pretty.

And it may have been the end of Gonzaga’s NCAA tournament hopes.

Entering Saturday, the Zags had an RPI in the mid-60s, enough to keep them in the bubble conversation but not enough to make them anything more than a team that will be projected to end up on the cut-line.

The issue is a complete lack of quality wins on their résumé. Gonzaga beat UConn in the Bahamas. That’s a borderline top 50 win. They beat Washington, another borderline top 50 win. Beyond that? They swept Pepperdine, beat Tennessee and own a win over Montana. None of those are top 100 wins, and that’s why the SMU game was such a big deal. The Mustangs are a top 25 team. This was a road game. This win was the kind of thing that the Zags could pin at the top of their profile.

But Wiltjer didn’t show up, the Zags had no answer for Moore and they’ll head back to Spokane needing, in all likelihood, to win the WCC’s automatic bid if they want to dance.

POSTERIZED: Cal’s Jaylen Brown has his dunk contest entry

California's Jaylen Brown lays up a shot against Oregon State in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016, in Berkeley, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
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Cal picked up a big win over Oregon State in Haas Pavilion on Saturday night, and the exclamation point was this emphatic dunk from Jaylen Brown: