Scores

Final

Nebraska 69

(12-17, 4-14 Big Ten)

Minnesota 81

(18-13, 6-12 Big Ten)

Coverage: BTN

12:30 PM ET, March 3, 2012

1 2 T
NEB 30 3969
MINN 38 4381

Top Performers

Nebraska: B. Spencer 23 Pts, 1 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl

Minnesota: C. Armelin 20 Pts, 7 Reb, 1 Ast, 2 Stl

Minnesota 81, Nebraska 69

Associated Press

MINNEAPOLIS -- Chip Armelin scored a career-high 20 points with seven rebounds, Rodney Williams had 16 points, eight rebounds and three crowd-pleasing dunks and Minnesota stopped a six-game losing streak with an 81-69 win over Nebraska on Saturday.

Ralph Sampson III left the raised Williams Arena floor for the final time with 12 points, five rebounds, four assists, two blocks, no turnovers and a wave to the crowd when he was taken out near the end and hugged by coach Tubby Smith.

The Gophers (18-13, 6-12 Big Ten) dodged the ignominy of finishing last in the conference, securing the No. 10 seed for next week's tournament.

Bo Spencer scored all 23 of his points in the second half, making 7 of 12 3-pointers, but that wasn't enough for the Huskers (12-17, 4-14), who finished their first Big Ten season with eight losses in their last nine games. Dylan Talley added 16 points.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
NEB
MINN
Points 69 81
FG Made-Attempted 22-55 (.400) 26-48 (.542)
3P Made-Attempted 13-31 (.419) 10-22 (.455)
FT Made-Attempted 12-12 (1.000) 19-24 (.792)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 20 (0/0) 10 (0/0)
Largest Lead 6 17

2011-12 Season

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Feb 5, 2012 MINN 69, @NEB 61Recap
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