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


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.

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.

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.

Tweet of the Night:

Storming the court at "The Barn."

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

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