The Minnesota Golden Gophers (18-13, 6-12 Big Ten) are keeping a tight hold on the No. 10 spot in the upcoming Big Ten Tournament. They closed out the regular season on Saturday afternoon with an 81-69 victory over the Nebraska Cornhuskers.
The Gophers had four starters in double digits for scoring, but Chip Armelin had the big game off the bench. He led the team with 20 points by shooting 6-of-10 from the field, including 4-of-6 from beyond the arc. He grabbed seven rebounds, as well.
Rodney Williams was the star starter for the Gophers with his 16 points (7-of-10 shooting), 8 rebounds and 3 blocks. Austin Hollins scored 12 of his 13 points on four three-pointers while dishing the ball out for five assists and stealing the rock three times. Also joining in on the scoring was Ralph Sampson III (12 points, 5 rebounds, 4 assists) and Andre Hollins (12 points and 6 assists).
Nebraska, closing out its first regular season as a member of the Big Ten, tried to live by the three-point attempt. Bo Spencer scored 21 of his 23 points by way of the three. Dylan Talley added 16 from the bench, 12 points from beyond the arc.
Minnesota now waits for the final Big Ten Tournament bracket to be completed.
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