Boxscore
Minnesota 81, Nebraska 69
Saturday, March 3, 2012 12:30 PM
Location - Williams Arena, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Officials - D.J. Carstensen, Brian Dorsey, Mike Sanzere
Attendance - 11262

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 T
Nebraska 30 39 69
Minnesota 38 43 81

Recap


Minnesota 81, Nebraska 69: Chip Armelin poured in a career-high 20 points off the bench as the Gophers hit 10 3-pointers to snap a six-game losing streak.
 
Armelin and Austin Hollins, who finished with 13 points, each finished with four 3-pointers for Minnesota (18-13, 6-12 Big Ten), which swept the season series from Nebraska (12-17, 4-14) and secured the No. 10 seed in next week’s Big Ten tournament.
 
Rodney Williams added 16 points and eight rebounds for the Gophers.
 
Despite holding an 11-point lead early in the second half, the Gophers, who have blown second-half leads in two of their past three losses, appeared to be on the verge of another meltdown as Bo Spencer scored eight straight points during an 11-1 run to cut Minnesota’s lead to 45-43.
 
However, Armelin and Ralph Sampson III combined to score nine unanswered points as the Gophers pulled away for good.
 
Minnesota, which had been held to less than 53 points in three of its last four games, improved to 9-0 when scoring at least 75 points.
 
Spencer hit a career-high seven 3-pointers as he scored all 23 of his points in the second half for the Cornhuskers, who have dropped each of their last five road games by double digits.
 
Game Notebook: Armelin’s previous career high of 15 points came in Minnesota’s first meeting against Nebraska … The Gophers shot 7 of 14 from the 3-point line in the first half, matching or exceeding their production beyond the arc over the past seven games … Minnesota recorded 23 assists on its 26 made baskets, one game after notching three on 11 baskets in a loss to Wisconsin.

Nebraska Cornhuskers

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Toney McCray 34:00 4-10 2-6 4-4 1 3 4 2 3 1 2 0 14
Brandon Richardson 34:00 0-4 0-2 2-2 0 3 3 3 3 2 2 1 2
Bo Spencer 27:00 8-16 7-12 0-0 0 1 1 1 4 1 1 0 23
Brandon Ubel 31:00 2-4 0-0 2-2 3 3 6 1 4 2 0 0 6
Caleb Walker 33:00 3-7 0-1 2-2 1 3 4 6 2 1 3 0 8
Mike Fox 11:00 0-3 0-1 0-0 1 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 0
Dylan Talley 26:00 5-10 4-9 2-2 1 3 4 5 3 2 3 0 16
Christopher Niemann 4:00 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 200 22-55 13-31 12-12 7 17 24 18 20 9 11 1 69
  40.0% 41.9% 100.0% Team Rebs: 3   Total TO: 11

Minnesota Golden Gophers

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Joe Coleman 12:00 2-4 0-0 2-2 1 1 2 0 0 0 2 0 6
Andre Hollins 28:00 3-7 2-6 4-4 1 0 1 6 2 1 4 0 12
Austin Hollins 36:00 4-7 4-6 1-2 0 2 2 5 0 3 3 1 13
Ralph Sampson III 35:00 3-7 0-1 6-8 0 5 5 4 4 0 0 2 12
Rodney Williams 34:00 7-10 0-2 2-4 1 7 8 3 1 1 2 3 16
Chip Armelin 30:00 6-10 4-6 4-4 1 6 7 1 1 2 1 0 20
Oto Osenieks 3:00 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
Maverick Ahanmisi 12:00 0-1 0-1 0-0 0 2 2 1 0 1 0 0 0
Elliott Eliason 8:00 1-1 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 2 2 0 0 1 2
Chris Halvorsen 1:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Kendal Shell 1:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 200 26-48 10-22 19-24 4 24 28 23 10 8 12 7 81
  54.2% 45.5% 79.2% Team Rebs: 3   Total TO: 12
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