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Winless in the Big Ten no more, Gophers upset No. 6 Maryland

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Maryland Terrapins 63

Minnesota Gophers 68

The Minnesota Gophers pulled one of the biggest upsets in the country Thursday night when they beat Maryland 68-63 at Williams Arena.

1. Winless in Big Ten no more

Minnesota's last victory came against Chicago State on Dec. 16th. That's a span of more than two months during which Minnesota lost 14 straight and started 0-13 in the Big Ten.

The Gophers had been kept it close in a lot of games recently, but hadn't been able to get over the hump until the No. 6 Terrapins came to Williams Arena.

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2. Early threes help Gophers build early lead

Minnesota may have finished 8-of-23 from the three-point line, but the Gophers were knocking them down early and often. The Gophers made 7-of-10 from long range to start the game, building a double-digit lead through the first half.

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Nate Mason and Joey King each knocked down three of them. Mason finished with 18 to lead the Gophers, while King added one.

3. Another double-double for freshman

Gopher freshman Jordan Murphy posted another double-double with 17 points and 11 rebounds in the Minnesota win.

He finished the night with five offensive rebounds and was 7-of-8 from the free throw line – still nothing was prettier than this first half dunk.

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Tweet of the Night:

Storming the court at "The Barn."

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Up Next:

The Gophers (7-19, 1-13 Big Ten) host Rutgers on Tuesday night.

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