Gophers Edge Omaha in Matinee Game
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Joey King scored 18 points and Bakary Konate added 14 with 10 rebounds and Minnesota held off Nebraska-Omaha 93-90 on Friday.
Carlos Morris scored 17 points, Nate Mason added 16 and freshman Jordan Murphy chipped in 14 for the Golden Gophers (4-2).
Jake White scored 23 points to lead Omaha (3-3). Tre'Shawn Thurman added 16 points and 10 rebounds.
Minnesota led 90-83 with 2 minutes to play. Omaha's Tra-Deon Hollins scored on a drive, and JT Gibson made a steal and took it coast-to-coast to cut Minnesota's lead to 90-87. After a Minnesota miss, Thurman hit two free throws to pull the Mavericks to 90-89.
The Golden Gophers missed 5 of 8 free throws in the final 25 seconds, but Murphy made 1 of 2 from the line with 0.3 seconds to play, then stole a desperation inbounds pass to seal it for Minnesota.