LINCOLN, Neb — Dalano Banton scored 14 points, Derrick Walker had 12 points, nine rebounds and three blocks, and Nebraska held off a late Minnesota rally to beat the Golden Gophers 78-74.
Trey McGowen added 11 points and Kobe Webster and Thorir Thorbjarnarson scored 10 apiece for Nebraska. The Cornhuskers snapped a five-game losing streak and won for just the second time Dec. 17.
Minnesota, which has lost five in a row, likely saw its chances for an NCAA tournament berth evaporate this week. Marcus Carr finished with a career-high 41 points, the most in a Big Ten game this season for Minnesota.