When Jordan Murphy’s college basketball career comes to an end, he’ll be remembered as one of the best rebounders in the history of the B1G.
Murphy had an incredible outing on Sunday evening, posting a double-double with 23 points and 11 rebounds and Minnesota knocked off Iowa 92-87 at Williams Arena. The senior’s big performance moved him up the all-time conference list in the rebound column.
Thanks to the 11 rebounds, Murphy has totaled 1,150 boards in his career with the Gophers, which ranks second all-time in B1G history. He passed former Purdue star Joe Barry Carroll to take sole possession of second place on the list.
Murphy is second only to Ohio State great Jerry Lucas, who grabbed 1,411 career rebounds. He was also a two-time National Player of the Year with the Buckeyes.
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Murphy is having a spectacular senior campaign, averaging a double-double on the year. He ranks second on the team with a 15.1 points per game average and leads the team in rebounding, averaging 12 per contest.
He’s also averaging 2.9 assists per game, just in case you didn’t think he was doing enough for the Gophers.
With over 250 rebounds separating him from Lucas, Murphy won’t be able to surpass the Buckeye for the top rebounder the B1G has ever seen, but he’ll continue to add some cushion to his spot as the runner-up in the category, which is still no small feat.
Murphy has had an excellent career with the Gophers, and moving up to second in the all-time rebounding category is further evidence that he’s been a huge contributor throughout his career.