Williams, Minnesota bounce back vs. Nebraska

Williams, Minnesota bounce back vs. Nebraska
January 29, 2013, 10:58 pm

Minnesota's Trevor Mbakwe (32) dunks after getting behind Nebraska's Brandon Ubel (13) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Tom Olmscheid)

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Rodney Williams snapped out of a funk to score 23 points and No. 23 Minnesota got a much-needed confidence boost with an 84-65 victory over Nebraska on Tuesday night.

Andre Hollins scored 14 points and Austin Hollins had 13 points and five assists for the Golden Gophers (16-5, 4-4 Big Ten), who snapped a four-game losing skid that caused them to plummet in the rankings.

Ray Gallegos scored 30 points for Nebraska (11-11, 2-7), which committed 13 turnovers to offset some impressive shooting. The Huskers shot 54.5 percent for the game, but were outrebounded 36-19 and forced just six turnovers by Minnesota.

Gallegos, who made 12 of 17 shots including six 3-pointers, didn't get much help. Brandon Ubel scored 13 points and Shavon Shields had 10.