Iowa's Keegan Murray on pace to shatter B1G Tournament scoring record
Keegan Murray is having a special week in Indianapolis. On Sunday afternoon, he’ll have a chance to make history as Iowa takes on Purdue in the B1G Tournament championship.
Through 3 games, Murray has been unstoppable. He scored 26 points in each of Iowa’s first 2 contests against Northwestern and Rutgers. In Saturday’s semifinal victory over Indiana, he racked up 32 points.
Murray’s 3-game total is at 84, averaging 28 points per contest. He’s not only on pace to break the all-time scoring record for the B1G Tournament, he could shatter it.
Keegan Murray of @IowaHoops has scored 84 points in this week’s @B1GMBBall Tournament (26, 26, 32). So barring a stunning shutdown this afternoon he will break the all time record! Set last year by OSU’s Duane Washington Jr with 92
— Mike Hall (@BTNMikeHall) March 13, 2022
Currently, former Ohio State star Duane Washington Jr. owns the record, scoring 92 points in a single tournament. Murray needs just 8 points to tie that mark. If he hits his average for the tournament, the Iowa star will end the event with 112 points, beating Washington’s mark by 20.
The 92-point mark was set by Washington during last season’s B1G Tournament. The record could be short-lived.
Murray’s season low scoring total was 9 points in Iowa’s loss to Iowa State back in December. So, even if Purdue limits the forward to his season-low, he’ll still set a new B1G Tournament record.
For the season, Murray is averaging 23.7 points and 8.6 rebounds per contest. He’s averaging 28 points and 8.3 rebounds per contest in the B1G Tournament this week.