Jordan Murphy’s torrid start to the season has helped Minnesota to a 9-3 start. Now the junior’s achievements are being reflected in the record books.
Murphy scored 24 points and recorded 18 rebounds in the Golden Gophers’ 68-67 win over Drake on Monday night, recording his 12th straight double-double to start the season. That’s the most by a Division I player since Kansas State’s Michael Beasley in 2007-08.
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You can take a gander at Murphy’s dominance in the video below. Early in the second half he received the ball on the block and easily eluded the defense for a two-handed slam to trim Drake’s lead to 41-40.
Jordan Murphy runs on dunkin' … or in this case the assist from Amir Coffey. 🏀☕️🏃 pic.twitter.com/4oF9d9BBtJ
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Murphy is averaging 20.3 points and 13.0 rebounds this season, with his most explosive effort coming in Minnesota’s 92-77 win over South Carolina Upstate on Nov. 10, when he scored 35 points and hauled in 15 rebounds.
He’s experiencing a breakout campaign after averaging 11.3 points and 8.8 rebounds last season. The Golden Gophers are still on the outside on the AP Top 25, having received 15 votes in the most recent poll, but more solid play from Murphy could inch Minnesota closer to the rankings.