The senior transfer has been a brick wall between the pipes for the No. 1 Gophers this season.
After the team struggled early in the fourth quarter, Gadiva Hubbard led the way for Minnesota late in the game.
After getting three recruits to sign National Letters of Intent this month the Gophers have nabbed some of their players of the future.
According to head coach Richard Pitino, the win was his team's best overall performance of the season.
Minnesota's offense struggled against Butler, shooting 33 percent from the field.
"Just seeing the stadium and how much it meant to the fans was really cool," said quarterback Tanner Morgan. "When they rushed the field, that's a moment I'll never forget."
The Gophers' undefeated season is over after losing to Iowa 23-19.
Missed opportunities cost Minnesota as they surrendered a second-half lead.
"That was the whole vision, to have that field swarmed on a top-five team in the country," said head coach P.J. Fleck. "That's not the end all, but what I do want to do is raise the expectation of the University of Minnesota."
With the help of the duo's shooting prowess, the Gophers have gone from the bottom of the Big Ten in 3-pointers made to the top.
Although the Rose Bowl now seems out of reach for the Gophers, they are still poised to play in their highest-profile bowl game in years.
For the first time in nearly a month, the Gophers swim and dive team is taking to the pool as they host the Minnesota Invite.
The Gophers secured the No. 7 seed in the NCAA Championship, allowing them to host in the first and second rounds.
The Gophers' early-season success has come on the back of a balanced offensive attack, with five players averaging double-digits points per game.
The Gophers beat two conference opponents, including No. 7 Penn State, to finish their regular season.
The No. 1 Gophers tied Boston College and beat Harvard over the holiday weekend.