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Golden Gophers snap six-game skid, defeat Cornhuskers in Big Ten finale

Sophomore Chip Armelin helped lead Minnesota (18-13, 6-12 Big Ten) past Nebraska for the 81-69 victory to wrap up the regular season Saturday afternoon at Williams Arena. Armelin scored a career-high 20 points with seven rebounds. Rodney Williams had 16 points and eight rebounds.
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Sophomore Chip Armelin helped lead Minnesota (18-13, 6-12 Big Ten) past Nebraska for the 81-69 victory to wrap up the regular season Saturday afternoon at Williams Arena. Armelin scored a career-high 20 points with seven rebounds. Rodney Williams had 16 points and eight rebounds.

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