Game Preview: Minnesota at Nebraska
Nebraska native Elliott Eliason and the Gophers travel to face the Cornhuskers on Sunday evening.
 Minnesota (15-5, 4-3) vs. Nebraska (9-9, 1-5)
 Date / Time Sunday, January 26 | 5 p.m.
 Location Pinnacle Bank Arena | Lincoln, Neb.
 Radio 1500 ESPN | Gopher Radio Network
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Jan. 24, 2014


Date: Sunday, January 26, 2014
Time: 5:00 p.m. CT
Location: Lincoln, Neb.
Arena: Pinnacle Bank Arena (15,147)
TV: BTN - Kevin Kugler (Play-by-Play); Stephen Bardo (Analyst)
Radio: Learfield/1500 ESPN Twin Cities - Mike Grimm (Play-by-Play); Spencer Tollackson (Analyst)
Satellite Radio: Sirius 93/XM 190


Series: 63rd meeting (49-13)
Series (Away): 22nd meeting (15-6)
Current Streak: L-1
Richard Pitino vs. Nebraska: First meeting
Minnesota vs. Big Ten: 721-764
Richard Pitino vs. Big Ten: 4-3


• Minnesota looks to win back-to-back Big Ten games for the second time this season as it travels to Nebraska on Sunday.
• The Gophers are 4-3 in Big Ten action, with a 1-2 mark on the road in conference play.
• Minnesota just concluded a stretch of four-straight games against opponents in the Top 15 of the Associated Press poll. It has happened just once before, when in 1987, the Gophers played #4 Iowa, #11 Illinois, #7 Purdue, and #2 Indiana in succession, going 0-4 in the stretch. The Gophers were 2-2 this year during the four-game test.
• Minnesota leads the league in steals per game (8.2) and free throw percentage (.756), while ranking fourth in three-pointers made per game (7.4) and assists (14.3).
• Junior center Elliott Eliason was named the team's fourth captain last week, joining seniors Maverick Ahanmisi and Austin Hollins and junior Andre Hollins. Eliason has been on a tear, leading all B1G players in rebounding (9.8) in conference games, and he picked up his sixth career and season double-double on Jan. 16, chipping in a game-high 13 rebounds along with 12 points in the win over the Buckeyes. Eliason is second in the Big Ten with six double-doubles this season.
• With his career night of 18 points and nine rebounds, junior forward Maurice Walker became the sixth different Gopher to lead the team in scoring during a game this season. He had been averaging 4.9 points and 3.2 rebounds per game this season prior to Wednesday's win over the Badgers.
• Two of the Gophers' transfers, guards DeAndre Mathieu and Malik Smith, have played integral roles in the team's success this season. Behind top scorer Andre Hollins, Mathieu is second in scoring in B1G games, averaging 11.6 points per game. Smith is the team and conference's top free-throw shooter (.886) while Mathieu leads the Gophers in assists (87).




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