Gophers get 11th win in a row 15 Dec 16

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Dupree McBrayer scored 21 points and Nate Mason added 19 points and seven assists for the Minnesota Gophers, who pulled away late to beat LIU Brooklyn 76-66 on Wednesday night.

Jordan Murphy added 13 points for Minnesota (11-1) as the Gophers won their fifth straight game. Eric Curry had 11 points and a team-high eight rebounds off the bench as Minnesota used its size advantage to outscore the Blackbirds 38-20 in the paint.

Trailing by 14 at halftime, LIU Brooklyn scored the first 11 points of the second half while connecting on three 3-pointers. But three points was as close as the Blackbirds would get, despite hitting seven 3s in the second half.

Iverson Fleming had 24 points for LIU Brooklyn (7-4), which was coming off a win against St. John’s. Nura Zanna had 10 points and 10 rebounds.