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2018 Schedule
4-0, 1st in Big Ten
Minnesota's Murphy dunks ball off rebound (0:30)
Western Carolina's failed block (0:21)
Minnesota's Coffey finishes nice pass with two-handed jam (0:22)
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.

Behind-the-back pass leads to Minnesota dunk (0:29)
Minnesota's Lynch with a great block (0:18)
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.

Minnesota's Coffey drains 3-pointer (0:16)
Niagara's Scott spins past defenders (0:16)
Minnesota knocks off Providence (1:06)
Murphy displays strength with and-1 throw down (0:34)

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).

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33dDan Murphy

Big Ten to move to 20-game conference slate

In an effort to create more excitement for fans, the Big Ten officially decided it will move from an 18-game conference slate in men's basketball to a 20-game schedule next season.

Myron Medcalf ESPN Staff Writer 

Richard Pitino told me the Eric Curry season-ending knee injury is more devastating than many realize. Really impacts his rotation and the safety net he had for foul-prone Reggie Lynch.

Team Stats

Points Per Game94.318th
Rebounds Per Game45.019th
Assists Per Game19.3Tied-31st
Points Allowed74.0Tied-203rd

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Tournament History

Final Fours1
Tournament Record13-12
Championship SeasonsNone
Tournament Appearances12