The Minnesota Gophers beat the Purde Boilermakers 9-5 in the Big 10 Opener on Friday.
Minnesota Daily Reports,After struggling to find consistency through much of the rain-shortened and road-heavy non-conference slate, Minnesota (9-8) scored nine runs to close the West coast road trip. They followed that up Friday by scoring nine more runs and beating Purdue 9-5.
The Minnesota Gophers definitely showed up in Indianapolis .
According to NBC Sports, Minnesota's coach won a national championship at Kentucky and has 450 career victories, yet no half of basketball he has coached in 18 years could top what his Golden Gophers did to Purdue on Saturday. Minnesota held the No. 6 Boilermakers to the worst first half in Purdue's record books and rolled to a 69-42 victory in the Big Ten tournament semifinals
At one point in the game, Purdue went eleven minutes without scoring, which did not help the outcome of the game.
Starting Point Guard Lewis Jackson went on to say, " We did not have anything in our tanks today, obviously Minnesota did."