Minnesota has granted guard Chip Armelin his release from the program so he can transfer, clearing the way for star forward Trevor Mbakwe’s return for a sixth season.
Chip Armelin scored a career-high 20 points with seven rebounds, Rodney Williams had 16 points, eight rebounds and three crowd-pleasing dunks and Minnesota stopped a six-game losing streak with an 81-69 win over Nebraska on Saturday.
Reserve guard Chip Armelin scored 15 points and Minnesota took advantage of Nebraska’s poor shooting in the second half to pull away for a 69-61 victory on Sunday.
Rodney Williams tied a career-high with 18 points as Minnesota held off Appalachian State 70-56 Tuesday night.
Julian Welch scored 17 points and Andre Hollins added 16 to lead Minnesota past Indiana State 76-69 at the Old Spice Classic on Friday.