Minnesota Vs. Northwestern Final Score: Wildcats Win 64-53 As John Shurna Breaks Record

Down eight at the half, Minnesota didn't really stand a chance on John Shurna's special night in front of his home crowd at Welsh-Ryan Arena in Evanston, Illinois. Midway through the second half, Shurna broke the Northwestern all-time scoring record of 1,900.

The Golden Gophers shot better from long distance in the second half, but was just 9-for-27 overall, preventing them from chipping into their halftime deficit. Both teams were well over 50-percent shooting in the first half, but both shot just 33-percent in a sloppier second half that saw Minnesota turn it over another nine times, giving them 21 for the game.

Julian Welch scored a game-high 21 points and Joe Coleman added 12 for the Gophers.

Minnesota has lost three straight and now have three straight against Top 25 teams, so their chances at dancing are not very good right now.

For more on the Minnesota Golden Gophers, check out their SB Nation blog at The Daily Gopher. For more on Northwestern, you can check out Sippin' on Purple. You can also get all your news and analysis on college basketball around the nation at SB Nation's College Basketball hub.

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