Armelin Leads Minnesota Past Nebraska, 81-69

Go Gophers! Rodney Williams breaks up a shot by Nebraska's Brandon Richardson.
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Rodney Williams breaks up a shot by Nebraska's Brandon Richardson.
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 Nebraska 30 39 69
 Minnesota 38 43 81
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 Stats at a Glance
MINN NEB
 • Points 69 81
 • FG Made-Attempted 26-48 22-55
 • FG Percentage .542 .400
 • 3FG Made/Attempted 10-22 13-31
 • 3FG Percentage .455 .419
 • FT Made-Attempted 19-24 12-12
 • FT Percentage .792 1.000
 • Rebounds 31 27
 • Turnovers 12 12
 Individual Leaders
 • Points  Armelin (20)
 • Rebounds  Williams (8)
 • Assists  An. Hollins(6)
 • Steals  Au. Hollins (3)
 • Blocks  Williams (3)
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March 3, 2012

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Chip Armelin scored a career-high 20 points with seven rebounds, Rodney Williamshad 16 points, eight rebounds and three crowd-pleasing dunks and Minnesota stopped a six-game losing streak with an 81-69 win over Nebraska on Saturday.

Ralph Sampson III left the raised Williams Arena floor for the final time with 12 points, five rebounds, four assists, two blocks, no turnovers and a wave to the crowd when he was taken out near the end and hugged by coach Tubby Smith.

The Gophers (18-13, 6-12 Big Ten) dodged the ignominy of finishing last in the conference, securing the No. 10 seed for next week's tournament.

Bo Spencer scored all 23 of his points in the second half, making 7 of 12 3-pointers, but that wasn't enough for the Huskers (12-17, 4-14), who finished their first Big Ten season with eight losses in their last nine games. Dylan Talley added 16 points.