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Women’s basketball defeats Minnesota 70-51 on senior night

The Huskers concluded the month of February with a showdown against Minnesota on Senior Night. Nebraska took down the Golden Gophers in dominating fashion for its third straight double-digit win of the season.

The Huskers came out on fire, finishing the first quarter up 20-8 before building the lead to 34-21 in the second quarter. Nebraska delivered a volley from beyond the arc, going 11-of-27 in three-point shooting.

Jaz Shelley finished with 16 points to lead the Huskers and went four-of-nine in three-point shooting. Shelley also led Nebraska in assists, finishing the game with seven. Natalie Potts delivered 12 points for the Huskers, going five-of-eight in total shooting.

Alexis Markowski rounded out Nebraska’s double-digit scorers in the win, scoring 10 points. Markowski also hauled in a team-high 12 rebounds to earn her 17th double-double of the season and her 38th of her career. Markowski is now 2nd in school history for double-doubles in a season and in a career.

Nebraska moves to 19-9 in the regular season and 11-6 in conference play. It will conclude the regular season on the road against Illinois on Mar. 3. Tipoff is set for 3:00 p.m. and can be viewed on the Big Ten Network.

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