Nate Mason scored a season-high 26 points, Jordan Murphy had his ninth straight double-double to start the season and No. 12 Minnesota beat Rutgers 89-67 on Sunday night in the Big Ten opener for both teams.
Dewan Huell scored 23 points in 27 minutes and Bruce Brown Jr. added 16 points and nine rebounds to help the No. 10 Miami beat No. 12 Minnesota 86-81 on Wednesday night as part of the Big Ten/ACC Challenge.
Mike Szmatula scored twice on the Big Ten’s hottest goaltender but it wasn’t enough as the No. 6 Gopher Hockey program fell 5-2 to Cale Morris and No. 4 Notre Dame on Saturday night at Compton Family Ice Arena.