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2018 Schedule
5-0, 1st in Big Ten
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Minnesota's Murphy puts down slam (0:21)
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Murphy hits jumper at buzzer (0:24)
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Lynch's block leads to layup (0:26)
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Minnesota's Murphy dunks ball off rebound (0:30)
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Western Carolina's failed block (0:21)
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Minnesota's Coffey finishes nice pass with two-handed jam (0:22)
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Golden Gophers' Konate dunks (0:15)

Myron Medcalf ESPN Staff Writer 

A Western Carolina team that made 7 of its first 9 3-point attempts is putting up a respectable fight against Minnesota on the road right now. Richard Pitino coaching like it's a tourney game.

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Behind-the-back pass leads to Minnesota dunk (0:29)
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Minnesota's Lynch with a great block (0:18)
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Golden Gophers' Murphy scores with a slam (0:16)

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

Minnesota, coming off a 12-point road win at Providence, is in a battle with Niagara in the second half. Up three with 10 minutes left.

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Minnesota's Coffey drains 3-pointer (0:16)
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Niagara's Scott spins past defenders (0:16)
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Minnesota knocks off Providence (1:06)
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Murphy displays strength with and-1 throw down (0:34)
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Jordan Murphy, No. 15 Minnesota overpower SC Upstate 92-77

Jordan Murphy scored a career-high 35 points and grabbed 15 rebounds, Reggie Lynch added 15 points and 10 rebounds and 15th-ranked Minnesota overpowered South Carolina Upstate in the season opener for a 92-77 victory on Friday night.

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AP Preseason Top 25: Minnesota debuts at No. 15

This is the third time in the last 20 seasons the Golden Gophers are ranked in the preseason AP Poll. The last time Minnesota was ranked this high in the preseason poll was in 1993-94 (No. 10).

Team Stats

Points Per Game95.411th
Rebounds Per Game44.0Tied-23rd
Assists Per Game21.013th
Points Allowed70.6Tied-154th

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Tournament History

Final Fours1
Tournament Record13-12
Championship SeasonsNone
Tournament Appearances12