Nebraska with largest win-margin in series, beats Minnesota
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) Shavon Shields scored 19 of his 24 points in the first half and Nebraska rolled to an 84-59 win over Minnesota on Tuesday night.
The Cornhuskers' 25-point margin of victory is their largest against Minnesota in a 64-game series that dates to 1902.
Andrew White III added 15 points for Nebraska (10-8, 2-3 Big Ten).
Jordan Murphy led Minnesota (6-11, 0-5) with 12 points. Joey King chipped in 10 points.
Nebraska trailed 8-4 early then solved the Minnesota zone with a 29-4 run. The Cornhuskers went up 10 on Shields' layup off an over-the-head assist from Glynn Watson Jr. with 9:45 left, and took a 33-12 lead on Michael Jacobson's free throws with 6:29 remaining in the half.
Nebraska scored 12 of its first-half points off nine Minnesota turnovers, and outrebounded the Gophers 22-9 in the period.