Published Tuesday, February 26, 2013 AT 8:21 PM / Updated at 8:21 PM
Nebraskan helps upset No. 1 Indiana
Lee Barfknecht Omaha World-Herald

Minnesota’s 77-73 upset of No. 1 Indiana on Tuesday night might not have happened without a big contribution in the second half from Elliott Eliason of Chadron, Neb.

The Gophers’ 6-foot-11 sophomore center came off the bench to score nine points and grab five rebounds, and did a strong job of defending 7-0 IU center Cody Zeller in the middle part of the half.

The win might get Minnesota, with a Top 20 RPI, into the NCAA tournament after a run of disappointing losses. Indiana’s loss keeps the Big Ten race alive. The Hoosiers started the night with a two-game lead.

 

About Lee Barfknecht

Lee Barfknecht has won nine national writing awards from four separate organizations, and is a 12-time winner of the Nebraska sportswriter of the year award. He covers Big Ten football and basketball, Nebraska basketball and other college financial issues for The World-Herald. You can email Lee at lee.barfknecht@owh.com