Nebraska holds off Minnesota, 53-51, in Devaney swan song

Brandon Ubel scored Nebraska’s last 10 points and finished with 15, and the Cornhuskers defeated Minnesota 53-51 Wednesday night in the final college basketball game at Bob Devaney Sports Center.

The Cornhuskers (14-16, 5-12 Big Ten) never trailed, and Nebraska students stormed the court to celebrate the victory over the team that upset then-No. 1 Indiana just last week.

Dylan Talley added 12 points for the Huskers.

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Nebraska fans storm the court following Devaney finale:

Brandon Ubel drives for And-1:

Trevor Mabakwe hammers one home:

Trevor Mbakwe drives for the layup:

Dylan Talley drains a 3-pointer:

Nebraska honored its seniors before the game:

FINAL: Brandon Ubel scored 15 points, grabbed five rebounds and handed out four assists to lead Nebraska to a 53-51 win over Minnesota on Wednesday in the final game at Bob Devaney Sports Center. Minnesota (20-10) struggled shooting the ball in the game, going 39 percent from the field (19-of-49) and 50 percent from the free-throw line (10-of-20). Nebraska (14-16) had trouble finding its touch, as well, shooting just 35 percent (16-of-46) from the field. The Cornhuskers also got a double-digit effort from Dylan Talley (12 points). Trevor Mbakwe scored 15 points, yanked down seven rebounds, and knocked down 6-of-9 shot attempts for Minnesota in the game.

HALFTIME: Nebraska leads 23-21 over Minnesota at the half thanks to solid production from Shavon Shields, who has seven points and two rebounds. The Cornhuskers never trailed and led by as many as five points in the first half of their final game at the Devaney Center. Nebraska has been effective inside, making 7-of-13 two-point field goals, but it has struggled on the perimeter, shooting 2-for-12 from three-point range. Elliott Eliason scored seven points and grabbed three rebounds to lead the way for the Golden Gophers, who have received zero points from leading scorer Andre Hollins.

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Ron Andrijeski on 3/6/2013 @ 9:05pm EDT Said:

How come I can’t get the Nebraska/Minnesota BB on BTN?

    Brent Yarina, BTN.com on 3/7/2013 @ 12:02am EDT Said:

    Ron – When we have a game running long, the later game starts on BTN2Go. Once the first game is over, we put the second one on BTN. Thanks.

paul johnson on 3/6/2013 @ 11:15pm EDT Said:

One guy asks that he can not get the Nebraska/Minnesota BB on BTN and the other comment is awaiting moderation. The two comments go hand in hand.

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