NU MBB: Huskers hold on to beat Minnesota 52-49

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LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) _ Shavon Shields scored 13 of his 15 points in the second half and Nebraska survived an eight-minute field-goal drought to end the game to beat Minnesota 52-49 on Tuesday night.

The Cornhuskers (11-7, 3-3 Big Ten) made 11 of their last 12 free throws after starting 3 for 9 from the line. Benny Parker made two with 25 seconds left to make it a three-point game, and the Gophers missed three straight 3-pointers before the final buzzer.

Minnesota (12-8, 1-6) has lost six of its last seven games. Five of the Gophers’ six conference losses have been by five points or less.

Terran Petteway added 11 points for the Huskers in a slog of a game that had 33 field goals and 31 turnovers.

Andre Hollins had 21 points for the Gophers, who shot a season-low 30.8 percent from the field and made only 9 of 19 free throws. Joey King added 11 points.

Source: Associated Press