Minnesota vs. Nebraska: Recap, Stats, and Box Score

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Minnesota vs. Nebraska: Recap, Stats, and Box Score
Minnesota 51
(20-10, 3-7 away)
Nebraska 53
(14-16, 12-7 home)
Venue: Bob Devaney Sports Center
9:00PM ET / 6:00PM PT, March 06, 2013
Box Score
1st 2nd Final
Minnesota 21 30 51
Nebraska 23 30 53
Top Performers
Points Rebounds Assists
Minnesota T Mbakwe 15 A Hollins 6 A Hollins 2
Nebraska B Ubel 15 B Ubel 6 B Ubel 4

Nebraska squared off with Minnesota on Wednesday, Mar. 6 and pulled off a stunner over the Golden Gophers 53-51 in conference play. With the win, the Cornhuskers tie the season series against Minnesota at 1-1. The Cornhuskers were led by Brandon Ubel, who put up a team-high 15 points and six rebounds. Dylan Talley had 12 points and added three rebounds. For the Golden Gophers, Trevor Mbakwe finished with a game-high 15 points and six rebounds. Nebraska (14-16, 5-12 Big Ten) takes on Iowa (19-11, 8-9 Big Ten) on Saturday, Mar. 9 on the road.

Nebraska Game Notes

  • Nebraska started 14-16 during the 2009 and 2000 seasons (since 1996).
  • Nebraska beat the spread by 10 points. That makes the 16th time this season the Cornhuskers have beaten the spread.
  • The Cornhuskers have won six close games this season (a win by five or fewer points). Since 2007, Nebraska is 26-22 in close games.
  • The Cornhuskers have won 78 percent of the time this season (7-2) after recording 16 or more free throws made.
  • Nebraska has won 75 percent of the time this season (9-3) when its three-point percentage has been 33.3 percent or better.
  • Nebraska has won 89 percent of the time this season (8-1) when opponents record 19 or fewer field goals made.
  • Nebraska has won 86 percent of the time this season (6-1) after holding an opponent to under 38.0 percent field goal percentage.
  • This season Nebraska has won 83 percent of the time (5-1) when Brandon Ubel has 15 points or more and 75 percent of the time (6-2) when David Rivers has six rebounds or more.
  • This is the 18th game at home this season--Nebraska has a 0.2 average scoring margin against opponents at home.
  • The top two scorers (Brandon Ubel and Dylan Talley) accounted for 50.9 percent of the points.
  • Brandon Ubel has led the team in scoring five times and in rebounding 17 times in 30 games this season.
  • This was the fourth foul out of the season for Shavon Shields.
  • This was the first foul out of the season for David Rivers.
  • Dylan Talley has eight straight double-digit point games.

Minnesota Game Notes

  • The Golden Gophers have lost three times this season in games decided by five or fewer points. Since 2007, Minnesota is 30-27 in close games.
  • The top two scorers (Trevor Mbakwe and Andre Hollins) accounted for 56.8 percent of the points.
  • The bench recorded more points (26) than the starters (25).
  • Trevor Mbakwe has led the team in scoring five times and in rebounding 19 times in 30 games this season.
  • Andre Hollins has four straight double-digit point games.
  • Trevor Mbakwe has three straight double-digit point games.
MINN PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
B+Eliott Eliason18741031
B+Trevor Mbakwe281560101
BAndre Hollins311462002
C+Andre Ingram22620030
C+Julian Welch21422010
CM. Ahanmisi17510001
D+Rodney Williams27041021
D+Joe Coleman17021000
DAustin Hollins19030002
NEB PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
ABrandon Ubel301564003
B+Dylan Talley311233101
BDavid Rivers34762010
BAndre Almeida18450031
BShavon Shields34861202
CRay Gallegos40700111
C-Benny Parker13021000

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