Strong Start Pushes Minnesota Past Nebraska

Photo Courtesy: Scott Bruhn, Nebraska Communications

Marcus Carr scored 11 of his 19 points in the last five minutes, Jamal Mashburn Jr. added a career-high 11 points and Minnesota defeated Nebraska 79-61.

Minnesota weathered a drought of 7 1/2 minutes, missing 17 straight shots as Nebraska cut a 19-point deficit to 52-45 midway through the second half. Without leading scorer Teddy Allen, the Cornhuskers could get no closer, giving Carr, who only played 19 minutes because of foul trouble, time to get untracked.

Lat Mayen tied his career high with 15 points for Nebraska. The Huskers have now lost 24 straight Big Ten games.