|Minnesota (20-9, 8-8) vs. Nebraska (13-16, 4-12)
||Wednesday, March 6, 2013
||8:00 p.m. CT
||Bob Devaney Sports Center (13,595)
||Minnesota leads 49-13
||W, 84-65 (Jan. 29, 2013)
||BTN (Kevin Kugler, Tim Doyle)
||Learfield/1500 ESPN (Listen Online)
||(Mike Grimm, Spencer Tollackson)
||Minnesota | Nebraska
||Minnesota | Nebraska
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The Last Meeting
January 29, 2013
Series: 63rd meeting (49-13)
Series (Away): 22nd meeting (15-6)
Current Streak: W-4
Last Meeting: Jan. 29, 2013 (W, 84-65)
Tubby Smith vs. Nebraska: 4th meeting (3-0)
Minnesota vs. Big Ten: 717-758
Tubby Smith vs. Big Ten: 68-73
Game Day Tid-Bits:
Minnesota heads into the final week of the Big Ten Conference regular season with road games against Nebraska and Purdue.
The Gophers will be heading to Lincoln for just the second time since the 2004 season. Minnesota holds a record of 15-6 all-time against the Cornhuskers in Lincoln.
The Gophers win over Penn State gave head coach Tubby Smith his fifth 20-win season in six seasons on the bench in Gold Country. Overall, Smith has guided his teams to 20 or more wins in 19 of 22 seasons as a head coach, including 17 straight seasons from 1993-94 to 2009-10.
The win over No. 1 Indiana on Feb. 26 gave the Gophers their fifth win on the season over an AP Top 25 team - No. 19 Memphis, No. 18 Michigan State, No. 12 Illinois, No. 20 Wisconsin & the top-ranked Hoosiers. Minnesota joins a short list of Indiana (6 wins), Georgetown (6) & Wisconsin (5) with at least five wins over top-25 schools. It is the first time since 1996-97 that the Gophers have defeated five teams ranked in the top-25.
Andre Hollins leads the Gophers in scoring at 13.6 ppg. He also leads the team from the free throw line in Big Ten Conference play at .857 (54-63). Hollins holds a career free throw percentage of .845 (180-213), the highest free throw percentage in the history of the program.
Rodney Williams grabbed five rebounds against Wisconsin on Feb. 14 to go over 500 in his career. He became the 19th player in Gopher history to amass at least 1,000 career points and 500 career rebounds. He will head into Tuesday's matchup with career numbers of 1,113 points & 517 rebounds.
Trevor Mbakwe is the reigning Big Ten Conference Player of the Week after contributing 21 points and 12 rebounds in the win over Indiana and 13 points and 13 rebounds in the win over Penn State, his ninth & 10th double-doubles on the season. He now has 33 career double-doubles. He leads the B1G Conference in rebounding, something he also did as a junior (2010-11).