OLLIE SHANNONGame 182 | February 12, 1970 | Erik Hill, Ollie Shannon, Bill Fitch
Hill and Shannon were the starting guards for Fitch's 1969-70 Gopher basketball team. Hill, a good shot and defended; won second team and honorable mention on the All Big Ten teams. Shannon, a community college transfer with long-range shooting skills, still is tied for the Gophers single-game scoring record with 42 (set before the three-point shot). At the end of his Gopher career, his teammates jokingly said of Shannon, "Ollie believes a pass is something that gets you in without buying a ticket."
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