Jordan Murphy, Gabe Kalscheur lead undefeated Gophers over Santa Clara

Murphy became Minnesota's all-time leading rebounder.
Author:
Publish date:

A slow start didn't stop the Gophers from cruising to a 80-66 win over Santa Clara in the Vancouver Showcase on Tuesday night. 

Minnesota struggled to make shots in the first 15 minutes of the first half, but true freshman Gabe Kalscheur's hot hand helped the Gophers turn it on late and carry a 33-29 lead into the half. 

Kalscheur, who hit five 3-pointers in a win over Utah last week, knocked down six triples in the first half and finished the game with a career-high 25 points, 21 of them coming on a career-best seven 3s. 

Meanwhile, Jordan Murphy continues to dominate the paint for Minnesota. The senior power forward finished with 15 points and 17 rebounds. He moved from third to first all time on the Gophers' rebounding list, passing legends Mychal Thompson and Kevin McHale. 

"It’s a really big accomplishment, a really big honor," Murphy told the Star Tribune. "It’s definitely something I’m really proud of. It’s something a look forward to blowing out of the water. There’s plenty more rebounds to get out there this season."

The Gophers (4-0) play again today at 5:30 p.m .against Washington in the final game of the Vancouver Showcase. The Huskies (4-1) only loss this season was to 8th-ranked Auburn. 

Next Up

Jorge Polanco

Shoemaker, Twins lineup rebounds against Tigers

Jorge Polanco homered in a 7-3 victory over Detroit.

Kirill Kaprizov / Minnesota Wild

Watch: Kaprizov's OT winner lifts Wild into 2nd place in West

Kaprizov's goal gave the Wild a 3-2 victory over the Ducks.

Byron Buxton

Buxton placed on IL, Trevor Larnach called up

Buxton could be out "for weeks" with a hip strain.

A bald eagle perched on branches.

USFWS confirms 2 bald eagles were shot dead

The agency is offering a reward for information in the case.

A newborn baby, wrapped in a blanket with its mother.

Most popular baby names includes one not in top 10 for 100 years

But Olivia and Liam once again led the way for girls and boys.

Minnesota Lottery

Names of big Minnesota Lottery winners to be kept private thanks to new law

The Minnesota Legislature passed the bill unanimously and Gov. Tim Walz signed it into law this week.

FLickr - COVID-19 vaccination - Commander, U.S. Naval Forces

All 8 state COVID-19 vaccine sites now accept walk-ins

Adults can get a no-cost vaccine without making an appointment.

Wilf

Report: Vikings owners nearing purchase of Orlando City MLS franchise

The Wilfs reportedly attempted to buy the Minnesota United expansion franchise years ago.

bemidji paul bunyan

Video shows the moment someone broke the Paul Bunyan statue's arm

Police are asking for the public's help to identify those involved.

bridgeman's food truck duluth

Last remaining Bridgeman's Restaurant is launching a food truck

The Duluth restaurant is the only remaining full-service Bridgeman's in business.

FLickr - electric drive vehicle charging - Open Grid Scheduler

Minnesota can move ahead with Clean Cars program, judge says

She recommended the proposed rules be adopted.

Related

Cassius Winston

Minus Murphy, Gophers fall to Michigan State in NCAA tourney

Jordan Murphy missed most of the game because of back spasms.

Gabe Kalscheur

Gophers' Gabe Kalscheur to have surgery on broken finger

There's a chance he'll be able to return for the tournaments.

Jordan Murphy

Murphy's Big Ten team into 3-on-3 championship bracket at MOA

Gopher great Jordan Murphy is closing in on a big cash prize.

Watch: Gophers win on last-gasp 3-pointer from true freshman

Gabe Kalscheur hit the game-winning 3 with 2.1 seconds left.

Amir Coffey

Gophers 'night and day' difference since blowout loss to Spartans

Minnesota takes on Michigan State in the Round of 32.