INDIANAPOLIS, IN - MARCH 10: Trevor Mbakwe #32 of the Minnesota Golden Gophers fights for rebound position against John Shurna #24 of the Northwestern Wildcats during the first round of the 2011 Big Ten Men's Basketball Tournament at Conseco Fieldhouse on March 10, 2011 in Indianapolis, Indiana. Northwestern won 75-65. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Minnesota Vs. Nebraska: Golden Gophers Win 69-61 On Road

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Minnesota Vs. Nebraska Final Score: Golden Gophers Win 69-61

The Minnesota Golden Gophers (17-7, 5-6 Big Ten) stayed ahead of the Nebraska Cornhuskers (11-11, 3-8 Big Ten) in the Big Ten with a 69-61 win at Bob Devaney Sports Center in Lincoln, Nebraska on Sunday afternoon.

The Golden Gophers shot a scorching 54.0 % from the field, and they were led by an unexpected star as backup sophomore guard Chip Armelin scored a career-high 15 points on 7-11 shooting along with 5 rebounds and 3 assists.

Nebraska was held scoreless for more than five minutes in the second half as the Golden Gophers turned a tie game into a 48-39 lead, from which they would not look back. Minnesota has now traded wins and losses for five straight games.

The Golden Gophers finish their schedule by playing five ranked opponents in their final seven games, starting with a home date against the No. 20 Wisconsin Badgers (18-6, 7-4 Big Ten) on Thursday in a game scheduled to start at 7:00 p.m. eastern.

More on the Golden Gophers can be found at The Daily Gopher. You can also head over to SB Nation's main NCAA Basketball hub at SBNation.com/NCAA-Basketball.

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