Murphy powers Minnesota past Mount St. Mary's

Murphy powers Minnesota past Mount St. Mary's

(AP) Jordan Murphy scored 18 points and added 12 rebounds and Minnesota pulled away to beat Mount St. Mary’s 80-56 Wednesday night.

The Gophers, 3-0 for the first time in three years, also got 13 points each from Dupree McBrayer and Nate Mason.

Junior Robinson scored 16 points to lead Mount St. Mary’s (0-3), which fell to 0-18 all-time against Big Ten teams. Elijah Long had 11 points and 5 rebounds.

With Minnesota up 49-42, Murphy scored on a dunk, blocked a 3-pointer by Will Miller and scored on another dunk 5 seconds later. After a media timeout, he scored on a putback for a 13-point lead with 11:10 to play.

Back-to-back 3-pointers by Akeem Springs pushed the lead to 19. He and Amir Coffey each finished with 10 points.

Minnesota, which shot 57.4 percent, also had a 46-25 rebounding edge.

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