Postgame Notes: Rutgers-Minnesota
Feb. 28, 2018

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  • The game marked the second time Rutgers and Minnesota have met in the Big Ten Basketball Tournament.
  • Teams seeded at No. 14 in the tournament are now 2-3 all-time, earning first-round wins in the last two seasons.
  • Rutgers improves to 2-3 all-time in the Big Ten Tournament.
  • The team held Jordan Murphy, Minnesota's leading scorer and rebounder, to just two points and three rebounds in the first half. He finished with 11 points and nine rebounds, both below his season averages of 17.1 points and 11.4 rebounds.
  • Rutgers grabbed 28 rebounds in the first half and totaled 49 in the contest. The 49 rebounds are a tournament record for the team. The last time a team had at least 49 rebounds in a Big Ten Tournament game was the 2015 tournament. On the night, Rutgers outrebounded Minnesota 49-28.
  • Steve Pikiell is now 1-2 when coaching against Minnesota at the helm of the Scarlet Knights.
  • Corey Sanders' 23 points in the contest marked his 24th game this season and 68th game in his career scoring in double figures. This is his seventh game this season and 18th career game scoring 20+ points.
  • Mike Williams finished with 12 points in the contest, his ninth time this season and 50th time in his career scoring in double digits.
  • Deshawn Freeman grabbed 10 rebounds in the contest, leading all players.


  • Minnesota is now 14-19 in the Big Ten Tournament.
  • No. 11 seeded teams are now 7-21 all-time in the tournament.
  • As a No. 11 seed, Minnesota is 1-2. The last time they were seeded No. 11 was in 2015 when they played Rutgers in the opening game. That was the first and only other time the two teams have met in the tournament; they are now 1-1.
  • Isaiah Washington, a Harlem, N.Y., native, scored 18 points in the contest.
  • With nine boards in the contest, Jordan Murphy passed Richard Coffey (904) for fourth place on Minnesota's career rebound leader board. He now has 910 career rebounds.
  • Murphy recorded 11 points, his 31st time scoring in double figures this season and the 72nd time in his career.
  • Nate Mason's 12 points in the contest marked his 27th game this season and his eighth consecutive game in double figures.