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.
According to head coach Richard Pitino, the win was his team's best overall performance of the season.
The Gophers have won 30 games over the past four seasons, but on Saturday Minnesota's seniors will try to win their biggest game yet.
Three of Minnesota's sophomores combined for 44 points in a 79-56 win over North Dakota.
After being cleared from concussion protocol just before kickoff, quarterback Tanner Morgan threw for 211 yards and four touchdowns to beat Northwestern.
In front of the home fans, Minnesota managed to find a rhythm on offense, handing Central Michigan its first defeat of the season
In his final season, senior linebacker Thomas Barber is trying to cement his family legacy by helping elevate the Gophers to heights his father and siblings never experienced while they were on the team.
The Gophers' undefeated season is over after losing to Iowa 23-19.
The Gophers dropped their third consecutive game.