Alonzo Verge Jr. scored 20 of his 22 points in the second half and Nebraska earned its first conference win of the season, beating Minnesota 78-65.
The Huskers shot 58 percent after halftime. NU’s defense held the Gophers to 39 percent shooting for the game and forced 18 turnovers. The win snapped a 10-game losing streak and lifted Nebraska to 7-17 overall and 1-12 in the Big Ten.
The Huskers visit Iowa Sunday at 1 p.m. on News Talk 900 KJSK.