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Gophers Top Concordia in Exhibition Blowout

Starters dominant in first tune up

As expected, it was all Minnesota in the first exhibition game of the season as the Gophers took down the hated Concordia-St. Paul Golden Bears 106-58.

Jordan Murphy led all scorers with 22 points, Nate Mason flashed his shooting prowess and Gopher Nation was formally introduced to the Jelly in a blowout against the D-II opponent.

It’s hard to really trust your eyes in a game like this but at the very least it’s exciting to see the team firing on all cylinders and get a glimpse of everyone in action. It’s especially fun to get long looks at newcomers* Isaiah Washington, Jamir Harris and Davonte Fitzgerald who offered a preview of what’s to come.

Washington flashed his signature finger roll a couple times, and also dished out some pretty assists. Harris showed his long-ball ability, scoring 12 points on a couple of threes. And Fitzgerald made it through his first full game in two years, scoring nine points and grabbing a few rebounds. He looks way bigger than I thought he would

Murphy was unstoppable in his time on the court, scoring 22 points on 9/10 shooting and pulling down 11 boards. Mason scored 15, dished out five assists and grabbed six rebounds. Amir Coffey scored 10 and dished out six assists. Reggie Lynch dunked a few times.

And, hey! No one got hurt!

The Gophers face UW-Green Bay on Sunday in their second and final exhibition.