Big Ten/ACC Challenge: Freshman Murphy leads Gophers over Clemson


Clemson Tigers 83

Minnesota Gophers 89

The Gophers men's basketball team beat Clemson 89-83 Monday night at Williams Arena in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge.

1. Freshman Murphy makes presence known

Gopher freshman Jordan Murphy picked a good night to have his best night so far. Murphy put up a career-high 24 points. He also grabbed 10 rebounds – 8 of them were offensive boards.

2. King Me!

Joey King had another efficient night for Minnesota. King's sharp shooting helped the Gophers hold off the Tigers. He was 6-of-8 from the floor and finished with 17 points.

3. Non-conference home winning streak reaches 47

The Gophers haven't lost a non-conference home game since 2010. Minnesota extended the streak to 47 games, the second longest in the NCAA basketball.

Only Duke has a longer streak of non-conference home victories. The Blue Devils have won 120 straight.

Tweet of the Night:

Murphy provided one of the early highlights for the Gophers with a one-handed tip dunk.

Up Next:

The Gophers (5-2) will host South Dakota on Saturday afternoon.

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