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Gophers overwhelm Rutgers for second straight Big Ten win

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Rutgers Scarlet Knights 61

Minnesota Gophers 83

The Gophers men's basketball team has turned a 13-game Big Ten losing streak into a two-game conference winning streak after beating Rutgers 83-61 Tuesday night at "The Barn."

1. King playing with some urgency

Joey King, who has just three regular season games remaining in his career, was playing with a newfound sense of urgency. The Senior forward scored 15 points off the bench, knocking down four threes.

He also grabbed seven rebounds, had four steals and a block.

2. First win streak since November

The victories over Rutgers and Maryland give Minnesota its first winning streak since early in the season.

https://twitter.com/AmeliaRayno/status/702334509979598848

The last time Minnesota won consecutive games was Nov. 27 and 30 against Nebraska-Omaha and Clemson.

3. Double-double machine!

Gophers freshman Jordan Murphy continues to post double-doubles. The Minnesota forward finished the night with 19 points and 14 rebounds, six of them were offensive.

None was prettier than this one.

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https://twitter.com/GophersNow/status/702328853788659712

Tweet of the Night:

On their combined 1-27 Big Ten records coming into Tuesday night's tilt, this seemed a little too funny to pass up.

https://twitter.com/FakeCoachWilson/status/702323343618351104

Up Next:

The Gophers (8-19, 2-13 Big Ten) travel to Illinois on Sunday night.

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