Murphy another double-double, Gophers beat Illinois 77-67 04 Jan 18

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Jordan Murphy had 17 points and 17 rebounds while Nate Mason added 17 points and 6 assists as Minnesota defeated Illinois 77-67.

Murphy, the Big Ten’s scoring and rebounding leader, had 11 boards by halftime as he extended the nation’s longest double-double streak to 16 games.

Leron Black led Illinois with 14 points.

The Illini shot a season-low 35 percent from the floor, including a 1-for-19 stretch to open the game.