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Gallegos 30 Pts Not Enough As Huskers Fall At Minnesota

Chase Williams

Gallegos 30 Pts Not Enough As Huskers Fall At Minnesota

CREATED Jan. 29, 2013

Minneapolis, MN - Despite a career-high 30 points from Ray Gallegos, the Nebraska men’s basketball team fell to No. 23 Minnesota, 84-65, Tuesday night at Williams Arena.

Gallegos became the first Husker since 2008 to score 30 points in a game, topping his previous high of 22 set at UTEP on Dec. 22, as the junior guard recorded his fourth 20-point game of the season. Gallegos went 12-of-17 from the field, including six 3-pointers to match his career high.

Unfortunately for the Huskers (11-11, 2-7 Big Ten), Minnesota put three players in double figures, led by 23 from Rodney Williams and shot 54.2 percent from the floor, becoming only the second Husker opponent in 2012-13 to shoot above 50 percent. Williams hit 8-of-13 shots from the floor, while the Gophers, who improved to 16-5 and snapped a four-game losing streak, converted 16 offensive rebounds in 20 points.

--Chase Williams

cwilliams@jrn.com

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