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Minnesota Vs. Northwestern Score Update: Golden Gophers Down 8 At Half

The Minnesota Golden Gophers were hoping to build off the tough competition they faced in their last two games, albeit losses, against Northwestern on Saturday night, but after 20 minutes of action the Wildcats lead 36-28.

John Shurna has 12 points at the half and is just four points away from breaking Northwestern's all-time scoring record. He'll likely break that mark in the second half.

Despite shooting 57-percent, Minnesota hit just one three in the first half and it came near the end of the half to cut the deficit to eight. Northwestern on the other hand made seven three-pointers while shooting 56-percent.

Minnesota turned the ball over 12 times leading to 15 points for the Wildcats.

The Golden Gophers did score 20 points in the paint while the 'cats only had 12. Golden Gophers will start with the basketball in the second half.

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Photographs by Micah Taylor, clairity, and Fibonacci Blue used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.