STrib: Jordan Murphy's opening performance ranks among U's all-time best


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Nov 11, 2008
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per Marcus:

Murphy’s night wasn’t just a career-best game but one that ranks among the all-time greats at home in Gophers history.

"Makes me feel good that the guys have confidence to keep going to me until they stop me," Murphy said Friday.

The Trojans never could stop the 6-foot-6, 240-pound junior power forward.

The last player to score more points at the Barn was former NBA player and current Timberwolves analyst Quincy Lewis with 36 points against Indiana in 1998. Of course, Andre Hollins exploded for 41 points against Memphis in the Battle of Atlantis in the Bahamas in 2012, but both of those monster scoring games were from perimeter players.

When was the last time a post player scored 30-plus points for the Gophers? Current NBA journeyman Kris Humphries comes to mind during his freshman year in 2003-04. Humphries had 36 points at Indiana and 32 points against Virginia at home.

Go Gophers!!
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