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Associated Press Minnesota forward Trevor Mbakwe (32) and Northwestern center Alex Olah battle for a rebound during the first half Wednesday in Evanston, Ill., as Minnesota’s Julian Welch looks on.

Men's basketball: Northwestern stuns Gophers

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EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) — Jared Swopshire scored 16 points to lead Northwestern to a 55-48 victory over No. 12 Minnesota on Wednesday night.

In a game where baskets were hard to come by at times, the Wildcats (12-8, 3-4 Big Ten) made just enough shots down the stretch to beat a ranked opponent for the second time in three games while sending the Gophers (15-4, 3-3) to their third straight loss.

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