Gophers win 8 straight Big Ten games for the first time in 20 years

Winning streaks are fun.
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The Gopher men's basketball team won their eighth straight Big Ten game Thursday night, beating Nebraska 88-73.

It's the first time since the Gophers Final Four run in 1997 that Minnesota has won eight straight conference games.

Nate Mason and Jordan Murphy were too much for the Huskers to handle. Mason scored a game-high 25 points, while Murphy finished with another double-double, 20 points and 11 rebounds.

Jordan Murphy always puts a little extra juice behind his jams. ????@GopherMBB is looking good so far: https://t.co/bfSeGj8rA0

— Big Ten Network (@BigTenNetwork) March 3, 2017

The victory also clinched a double bye for the Gophers in the Big Ten Tournament.

Minnesota (23-7, 11-6) closes their regular season at Wisconsin on Sunday.

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