Minnesota Travels to Nebraska to Face the Cornhuskers

Go Gophers! Rodney Williams Jr. scored a team-high 23 points earlier this season against Nebraska.
Go Gophers!
Rodney Williams Jr. scored a team-high 23 points earlier this season against Nebraska.
Go Gophers!

Minnesota (20-9, 8-8) vs. Nebraska (13-16, 4-12)
Date Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Time 8:00 p.m. CT
Location Bob Devaney Sports Center (13,595)
Series Record Minnesota leads 49-13
Last Meeting W, 84-65 (Jan. 29, 2013)
Television BTN (Kevin Kugler, Tim Doyle)
Radio Learfield/1500 ESPN (Listen Online)
(Mike Grimm, Spencer Tollackson)
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The Last Meeting
Nebraska65
Minnesota84
January 29, 2013
Williams Arena
Williams Helps Gophers Snap Skid, Defeat Huskers, 84-65
Minnesota grabbed an early double-digit lead, and junior forward Rodney Williams Jr. led the Gophers with 23 points, as they put an end to a four-game skid with an 84-65 win against Nebraska.

SERIES INFORMATION
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).