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College Basketball: Gopher women fade down stretch

LINCOLN, Neb. — Sam Haiby scored 16 points off the bench and Hannah Whitish had 10 of her 12 in the fourth quarter to help Nebraska rally and beat No. 23 Minnesota 63-57 Sunday night in a Big Ten women's basketball game.

Whitish sandwiched a pair of 3-pointers around two free throws by Minnesota's Kenisha Bell before Taylor Kissinger hit another 3 to pull the Cornhuskers (9-9, 4-4) even at 57-57 with three minutes to play. After a Minnesota miss, Whitish made two free throws and the Gophers committed a turnover on each of their next four possessions.

Haiby made a layup and two free throws in the final 18 seconds to cap the scoring.

Minnesota (13-5, 2-5) committed seven of its 17 turnovers in the fourth quarter. Bell led the Gophers with 16 points, while Annalese Lamke and Destiny Pitts scored 10 apiece.

Taiye Bello grabbed 13 rebounds as Minnesota outrebounded Nebraska 43-24.

The Cornhuskers had a 34-9 advantage in bench points.

The game featured 12 ties and 15 lead changes.

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