Minnesota missed its first six photographs en path to a 12-of-36 (33 %) first half. The Gophers had extra fouls (thirteen) than baskets within the half, and Nebraska took a 39-31 lead into the locker room.
Jordan Murphy, the Massive Ten’s main scorer, left with thirteen:37 remaining within the half after ending up on the underside of pile throughout a unfastened ball. He returned three minutes later, however shortly earned his second foul and spent the ultimate 9 minutes on the bench.
Murphy completed with 10 factors and 12 rebounds, extending his streak of a double-double in every recreation this season.
An eight-zero run gave the Cornhuskers (7-three, 1-1) a 22-14 lead with 9 minutes left within the first half, and Nebraska maintained that lead for the remainder of the sport.
Duby Okeke’s gave Nebraska a forty eight-32 lead early within the second half, and the Gophers did not make a critical run till the ultimate minutes. An eleven-2 surge reduce the deficit to seventy two-sixty four with fifty eight seconds left, however the Gophers by no means acquired nearer.
Nate Mason, who turned Minnesota’s twelfth-all-time main scorer, led the Gophers with 20 factors.