After delivering its biggest win of the season with an 81-74 victory over Michigan St., Northwestern has seen its momentum evaporate with two straight losses. The most recent came against the struggling Minnesota Golden Gophers, as the Wildcats fell 75-52 in Minneapolis.
Northwestern had no answer for the Minnesota offense, as the Golden Gophers hit 57.7% of their shots from the field. All five Minnesota starters scored in double-figures, with Joe Coleman leading the way with 16 points. Julian Welch added 14 points, six rebounds and five assists in the victory.
In the loss, John Shurna was the only player able to get anything going for Northwestern. Shurna scored a game-high 21 points on 8/20 shooting from the field. However, he was one of only two Wildcats to score in double-figures, with Alex Marcotullio adding 11 points off the bench.
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