Minnesota vs. Northwestern: Recap and Stats

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Minnesota vs. Northwestern: Recap and Stats
Minnesota 48
(15-4, 3-2 away)
Northwestern 55
(12-8, 7-7 home)
Venue: Welsh-Ryan Arena
9:00PM ET / 6:00PM PT, January 23, 2013
Box Score
1st 2nd Final
Minnesota 27 21 48
Northwestern 24 31 55
Top Performers
Points Rebounds Assists
Minnesota A Hollins 13 T Mbakwe 8 A Hollins 3
Northwestern R Hearn 14 J Swopshire 6 D Sobolewski 4

On Wednesday, January 23rd, Northwestern got an upset over No. 12 Minnesota 55-48 in Big Ten play. With the win, the Wildcats improve their record to 1-3 versus AP-Ranked teams this season. The Wildcats got the win with a game-high 16 points and eight rebounds from Jared Swopshire. Dave Sobolewski had five points and added five rebounds. Trevor Mbakwe got a double-double for the Golden Gophers with a team-high 14 points and 16 rebounds. The next game will be on Saturday, January 26th when Northwestern (11-8, 2-4 Big Ten) travels to Nebraska (10-10, 1-6 Big Ten).

Northwestern Game Notes

  • Northwestern started 12-8 during the 2011 and 2001 seasons (since 1996).
  • NU beat the spread by 15.5 points. That makes the 10th time this season the Wildcats have beaten the spread.
  • Prior to this game, NU played 44 Top 25 opponents in the last 5 seasons with a record of 7-37.
  • Northwestern has won 91% of the time this season (10-1) when its field goal percentage has been 42.5% or better.
  • The Wildcats have won 83% of the time this season (5-1) after recording 17 or more free throws made.
  • NU has won 100% of the time this season (4-0) when opponents record 7 or fewer free throws made.
  • NU has won 83% of the time this season (5-1) after holding an opponent to under 33.3% field goal percentage.
  • NU set a season low for three-pointers.
  • Northwestern has recorded fewer rebounds than their opponents for the past 7 games.
  • This is the 3rd win of the season where the Wildcats came back after being down at halftime.
  • This is the 14th game at home this season--NU has a 2.1 average scoring margin against opponents at home.
  • The top two scorers (Jared Swopshire and Reggie Hearn) accounted for 52.7% of the points.
  • The top two rebounders (Jared Swopshire and Dave Sobolewski) accounted for 41.9% of the rebounds.
  • Jared Swopshire has led the team in scoring 3 times and in rebounding 12 times in 20 games this season.
  • Jared Swopshire has 3 straight double-digit point games.
  • Reggie Hearn has 3 straight double-digit point games.
  • Tre Demps has 4 straight double-digit point games.

Minnesota Game Notes

  • Minnesota lost and did not cover the spread.
  • This loss extended the Golden Gophers losing streak to 3 games.
  • Trevor Mbakwe recorded a team season high in offensive rebounds with 9.
  • The top two scorers (Trevor Mbakwe and Joe Coleman) accounted for 45.8% of the points.
  • Trevor Mbakwe accounted for 35.5% of the team's rebounds.
  • Trevor Mbakwe has led the team in rebounding 11 times in 19 games this season.
  • Trevor Mbakwe recorded the 34th double-digit rebound game of his career.
  • Trevor Mbakwe has 4 straight double-digit point games.
  • Trevor Mbakwe has grabbed double-digit rebounds in 5 straight games.
  • Trevor Mbakwe recorded a double-double. It was his 7th this season and 30th of his career.
  • Trevor Mbakwe set a career high with 9 offensive rebounds.
  • Joe Coleman set a career high with 8 rebounds.
  • This was the 1st foul out of the season for Austin Hollins.
MINN PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
A+Trevor Mbakwe3414160232
B-Joe Coleman32881103
C+Rodney Williams29731030
CAustin Hollins19610100
CJulian Welch27732002
CAndre Ingram5031000
CAndre Hollins35644007
C-M. Ahanmisi7021000
-Oto Osenieks4000010
-Maurice Walker4021000
NU PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
AJared Swopshire391681202
ADave Sobolewski37555200
BReggie Hearn381350213
BA. Marcotullio18611301
C+Tre Demps221011001
CAlex Olah32313013
C-Mike Turner6210011
-Nikola Cerina6010000

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