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College basketball fans have been treated to a flurry of upsets Wednesday night, and it is no different in Evanston, Ill., where Northwestern topped No. 12 Minnesota, 55-48.
The Northwestern Wildcats were the latest team to join Wednesday night's college basketball upset party. They beat the No. 12 Minnesota Golden Gophers, 55-48, at home behind 16 points from Jared Swopshire.
With the loss, Minnesota has now dropped three straight and is 3-3 in Big Ten play. Northwestern improves to 3-4 in the conference and has now beaten a ranked opponent for the second time in its last three games.
Though Swopshire's 16 was a game high, the former Louisville Cardinal also grabbed eight rebounds and had two steals.
The Wildcats won despite a huge disadvantage on the glass. Mbakwe had 16 rebounds to help the Gophers to a 42-23 rebounding margin.
Northwestern was the fourth team to topple a ranked opponent Wednesday night. Earlier, Miami knocked off No. 1 Duke, La Salle got a last-second layup to sneak by No. 9 Butler and Drake outlasted No. 17 Creighton.