Marcus Carr's late-game heroics, game-winning 3 lifts Minnesota over No. 24 Purdue
When it came down to crunch time, Marcus Carr delivered.
Carr hit a pair of big 3-pointers late in Thursday nights’ contest, including the game-winner, to lift the Golden Gophers to a 71-68 victory over No. 24 Purdue at The Barn. That victory improved Minnesota’s record to 5-0 at home against ranked opponents this season.
Trailing 64-61 with just over a minute to play, Carr banked in a long 3-point attempt to knot the game at 64-64. Purdue followed with a bucket from Trevion Williams and Carr was fouled on the other end of the floor and knocked down a pair of free throws to tie the game against at 66 all.
Williams got another basket on Purdue’s next possession, but Carr drilled a go-ahead 3-pointer with 17 seconds to play. The Boilermakers turned the ball over and Gabe Kalscheur sunk a pair of free throws to put the Gophers ahead by 3. On the final play of the game, Purdue guard Sasha Stefanovic airballed a tying 3-point attempt.
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CARR FOR THE LEAD!
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Carr ended the game as Minnesota’s leading scorer, totaling 19 points in the game. He was one of four Gophers to hit double figures, with Kalscheur scoring 16, Brandon Johnson getting 15 and Liam Robbins finishing with 11. Robbins had a double-double for Minnesota, also getting 10 rebounds.
Williams led the way for Purdue, scoring 24 points and grabbing 10 rebounds in the loss.
With the win, Minnesota improved to 13-7 on the year and 6-7 in B1G play. Purdue dropped to 13-8 with an 8-6 record in conference games.