Gophers F Murphy earns 3rd straight Big Ten Player of Week

Published 10:06 pm Monday, November 27, 2017

MINNEAPOLIS — Minnesota junior forward Jordan Murphy is Big Ten Player of the Week for the third consecutive week.

Murphy is only the second Gopher to win the award three times in a single season, joining Quincy Lewis from the 1998-99 season.

Murphy continued his streak of double-doubles in wins last week, extending it to seven. The San Antonio, Texas, native scored 20 points and grabbed 10 rebounds Tuesday against Alabama A&M. He scored a team-high 16 points and added 11 rebounds in Minnesota’s 69-51 win over Massachusetts in Friday’s opening game of the Barclays Center Classic. The next day, he followed it up with a first-half double-double on the way to 19 points and 14 rebounds in an 89-84 win over Alabama.

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Minnesota is off to a 7-0 start.