Who's Playing

Minnesota @ Nebraska

Regular Season Records: Minnesota 8-21; Nebraska 16-15

What to Know

The Minnesota Golden Gophers have been on the wrong side of a one-way rivalry with the Nebraska Cornhuskers and are hoping to record their first victory since Feb. 8 of 2021. Minnesota and Nebraska are set to clash at 9 p.m. ET March 8 at United Center in the first round of the Big Ten Tourney. The Cornhuskers will be strutting in after a win while Minnesota will be stumbling in from a loss.

Minnesota was close but no cigar on Sunday as they fell 71-67 to the Wisconsin Badgers. The defeat was just more heartbreak for Minnesota, who has now lost three close ones in a row against Wisconsin. Guard Ta'Lon Cooper wasn't much of a difference maker for the Golden Gophers; Cooper picked up five fouls and turned the ball over four times en route to a 3-for-10, 8-point finish.

Speaking of close games: the Iowa Hawkeyes typically have all the answers at home, but on Sunday Nebraska proved too difficult a challenge. Nebraska came out on top in a nail-biter against Iowa, sneaking past 81-77. Nebraska got double-digit scores from four players: guard Sam Griesel (16), guard Jamarques Lawrence (15), guard C.J. Wilcher (12), and guard Keisei Tominaga (11).

Minnesota is expected to lose this next one by 6. They are currently two-for-two against the spread in their most recent games, however, a trend bettors might want to take into account.

Minnesota's defeat took them down to 8-21 while Nebraska's win pulled them up to 16-15. If Nebraska want to win Wednesday, they will need to focus on stopping the Golden Gophers' forward Dawson Garcia, who had 19 points, and guard Braeden Carrington, who had 11 points along with eight rebounds. We'll see whether or not they are up to the challenge.

How To Watch

  • When: Wednesday at 9 p.m. ET
  • Where: United Center -- Chicago, Illinois
  • TV: Big Ten Network
  • Follow: CBS Sports App


The Cornhuskers are a solid 6-point favorite against the Golden Gophers, according to the latest college basketball odds.

The oddsmakers were right in line with the betting community on this one, as the game opened as a 6-point spread, and stayed right there.

Over/Under: -110

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Series History

Nebraska have won eight out of their last 12 games against Minnesota.

  • Feb 25, 2023 - Nebraska 78 vs. Minnesota 67
  • Jan 07, 2023 - Nebraska 81 vs. Minnesota 79
  • Feb 09, 2022 - Nebraska 78 vs. Minnesota 65
  • Feb 27, 2021 - Nebraska 78 vs. Minnesota 74
  • Feb 08, 2021 - Minnesota 79 vs. Nebraska 61
  • Mar 08, 2020 - Minnesota 107 vs. Nebraska 75
  • Feb 13, 2019 - Nebraska 62 vs. Minnesota 61
  • Dec 05, 2018 - Minnesota 85 vs. Nebraska 78
  • Feb 06, 2018 - Nebraska 91 vs. Minnesota 85
  • Dec 05, 2017 - Nebraska 78 vs. Minnesota 68
  • Mar 02, 2017 - Minnesota 88 vs. Nebraska 73
  • Jan 12, 2016 - Nebraska 84 vs. Minnesota 59