RUTG Rutgers Scarlet Knights 70
Rutgers Scarlet Knights Rutgers Overall (8-7)
ATS (6-6)
O/U (6-6)
January 12 2019
11:30 AM - BTN
MINN Minnesota Golden Gophers 88
Minnesota Golden Gophers Minnesota Overall (13-3)
ATS (9-4)
O/U (7-5-1)
Final
Money Line Total: 134.5 Spread ATS
12
621 Rutgers Scarlet Knights +400 Over -110 (+9) -110 OVER: 158
3238
622 Minnesota Golden Gophers -500 Under -110 (-9) -110 Cover: 9
3949
Final
Money Line Total:
134.5
Spread ATS
RUTG 621 +400 Over: -110 (+9) -110 OVER: 158
MINN 622 -500 Under: -110 (-9) -110 Cover: 9
Line Movement
Green = RECENT CHANGE Yellow = PREVIOUS LINE CHANGE
Date & Time Money Line Spread Over/Under
1/12/2019
11:15 AM
MINN
-500
RUTG
+400
MINN(-9)
-110
RUTG
-110
134.5
-110
134.5
-110
1/12/2019
9:57 AM
MINN
-500
RUTG
+400
MINN(-9.5)
-110
RUTG
-110
134.5
-110
134.5
-110
1/12/2019
9:03 AM
MINN
-500
RUTG
+400
MINN(-9.5)
-110
RUTG
-110
133
-110
133
-110
1/12/2019
9:00 AM
MINN
-500
RUTG
+400
MINN(-9.5)
-110
RUTG
-110
134
-110
134
-110
1/12/2019
8:24 AM
MINN
-500
RUTG
+400
MINN(-9.5)
-110
RUTG
-110


1/12/2019
8:15 AM
MINN
-525
RUTG
+415
MINN(-10)
-110
RUTG
-110


1/12/2019
7:36 AM
MINN
RUTG
MINN(-10)
-110
RUTG
-110


1/12/2019
7:54 PM
MINN
RUTG
MINN(-10.5)
-110
RUTG
-110


Money Line
Money Line
1/12/2019
11:15 AM
MINN
-500
RUTG
+400
1/12/2019
9:57 AM
MINN
-500
RUTG
+400
1/12/2019
9:03 AM
MINN
-500
RUTG
+400
1/12/2019
9:00 AM
MINN
-500
RUTG
+400
1/12/2019
8:24 AM
MINN
-500
RUTG
+400
1/12/2019
8:15 AM
MINN
-525
RUTG
+415
1/12/2019
7:36 AM
MINN
RUTG
1/12/2019
7:54 PM
MINN
RUTG
Spread
Spread
1/12/2019
11:15 AM
MINN(-9)
-110
RUTG
-110
1/12/2019
9:57 AM
MINN(-9.5)
-110
RUTG
-110
1/12/2019
9:03 AM
MINN(-9.5)
-110
RUTG
-110
1/12/2019
9:00 AM
MINN(-9.5)
-110
RUTG
-110
1/12/2019
8:24 AM
MINN(-9.5)
-110
RUTG
-110
1/12/2019
8:15 AM
MINN(-10)
-110
RUTG
-110
1/12/2019
7:36 AM
MINN(-10)
-110
RUTG
-110
1/12/2019
7:54 PM
MINN(-10.5)
-110
RUTG
-110
Total
Total
1/12/2019
11:15 AM
134.5
-110
134.5
-110
1/12/2019
9:57 AM
134.5
-110
134.5
-110
1/12/2019
9:03 AM
133
-110
133
-110
1/12/2019
9:00 AM
134
-110
134
-110
1/12/2019
8:24 AM


1/12/2019
8:15 AM


1/12/2019
7:36 AM


1/12/2019
7:54 PM


Recap

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota's defense sparked its fast-break offense in time for the Gophers to pull away from Rutgers on Saturday.

Amir Coffey scored 29 points to lead a balanced scoring attack as Minnesota defeated Rutgers 88-70.

Jordan Murphy scored 15 points and grabbed 14 rebounds, Dupree McBrayer scored 15 points and added 10 assists, and freshman Gabe Kalscheur scored 11 points for Minnesota (13-3, 3-2 Big Ten), who put the game away with a 14-1 run midway through the second half.

Myles Johnson scored a career-high 13 and Geo Baker also scored 13 points for the Scarlet Knights (8-7, 1-4), who were playing without their leading scorer and rebounder, Eugene Omoruyi, who was out with a knee injury.

"We're down a lot of players, but no excuse — you've still got to take away the strength of another team," Rutgers coach Steve Pikiell said. "Their two biggest strengths were getting to the free throw line and transition, and we didn't do a great job taking away either."

Rutgers pulled to within five at multiple points in the second half but the Gophers finally pulled away with a 14-1 run that started when backup guard Isaiah Washington banked in a 3-pointer.

Minnesota's defense then set up a number of fast-break opportunities that the Gophers cashed in on the other end. McBrayer rebounded a Rutgers miss and sprung Coffey for a coast-to-coast dunk. On the next possession, Murphy and center Daniel Oturu each blocked shots before Murphy fed the ball ahead to Washington for a transition layup.

Finally, on the next possession, after Murphy blocked another shot, Coffey grabbed the rebound and took it straight to the hoop on the other end, drawing a foul and making both free throws.

"Murphy and Dan were protecting the rim pretty well," Coffey said. "Just protecting the rim like that lets us get out in transition, and we're always pretty good when we're working that."

Minnesota coach Richard Pitino said that stretch typifies how he wants his team to play.

"The key is always to defend, rebound, and then run," Pitino said. "That's always been our mentality, and the better we get defensively, it allows us to get out on the break."

After scoring just eight points in the first half, Coffey exploded for nine in the first six minutes of the second half. He finished the day 10-for-14 from the field — including 9-for-10 from inside the 3-point line — and made 8 of 10 free throws. Coffey is averaging 23.4 points in Minnesota's five conference games this year.

"Amir's playing like one of the better players in the league right now," Pitino said. "I always expected this year to be a breakout year for him and he's certainly making it that."

But Rutgers stayed in the game thanks in large part to the play of their big men. Johnson, a 6-foot-10 freshman, and 6-9 Shaq Carter went toe-to-toe with Murphy, the nation's second-leading rebounder at 12.0 boards per game. Johnson pulled down eight rebounds while Carter added eight points and six boards, part of the 40 points Rutgers scored in the paint.

"We're definitely down a couple guys," Johnson said. "But the next man up is going to be ready to step up, and I'm trying to do my best to step up."

In the end, it wasn't enough to slow Minnesota in the second half when the Golden Gophers took control on both ends of the court.

"No matter what happened down the stretch, even if they made a couple of shots we were able to answer back and get a few stops and get a few rebounds we really needed," Murphy said.

BIG PICTURE

Rugters: The Scarlet Knights had a tough task in trying to build off the momentum of their upset victory over Ohio State on Wednesday. Omoruyi dislocated his left kneecap in that game, and his productivity and veteran presence were missed on Saturday. To make matters worse, the Scarlet Knights also lost freshman guard Caleb McConnell to an apparent leg injury in the first half.

Minnesota: The Gophers were looking to improve on their dismal showing at the line in their loss to Maryland on Tuesday, when they made just 9 of 23 free throws. On Saturday they went 20-for-25 to at least temporarily put those concerns to rest. Meanwhile, Murphy passed Draymond Green to become the fourth-leading rebounder in Big Ten history.

UP NEXT

Rutgers: at Purdue on Tuesday

Minnesota: at Illinois on Wednesday

___

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Matchup
Scarlet Knights Overall
W/L 8-7
ATS 6-6
Pts For 68.4
Pts Against 65.5
Total 6-6
Scarlet Knights Away
W/L 1-4
ATS 3-2
Pts For 65.4
Pts Against 72.2
Total 3-2
Last 10 Games
Date Opponent Result ATS O/U
1-12
11:30 AM
at Minnesota L 88-70 L (9) O (134.5)
1-9
6:00 PM
Ohio State W 64-61 W (5.5) U (133.5)
1-5
1:00 PM
Maryland L 77-63 L (3.5) O (137)
12-29
2:00 PM
Maine W 70-55
12-22
12:00 PM
Columbia W 68-65 L (-11.5) U (141)
12-15
1:00 PM
at Seton Hall L 72-66 W (6.5) U (138.5)
12-8
1:30 PM
at Fordham L 78-70 L (-7.5) O (130)
12-3
7:00 PM
at Wisconsin L 69-64 W (11.5) O (126.5)
11-30
5:00 PM
Michigan State L 78-67 L (8.5) O (134)
11-28
6:15 PM
at Miami (FL) W 57-54 W (11.5) U (140)
Avg. Points For 65.9
Avg. Points Against 69.7
ATS 4-5
Over/Under 5-4
Golden Gophers Overall
W/L 13-3
ATS 9-4
Pts For 75.3
Pts Against 68.3
Total 7-5-1
Golden Gophers Home
W/L 10-1
ATS 6-2
Pts For 80.2
Pts Against 69.5
Total 5-2-1
Last 10 Games
Date Opponent Result ATS O/U
1-12
11:30 AM
Rutgers W 88-70 W (-9) O (134.5)
1-8
6:00 PM
Maryland L 82-67 L (-1.5) O (141.5)
1-3
8:00 PM
at Wisconsin W 59-52 W (9) U (133.5)
12-30
3:00 PM
Mount St. Mary's W 71-53
12-21
7:00 PM
North Carolina A&T W 86-67
12-11
8:00 PM
North Florida W 80-71
12-8
3:00 PM
Arkansas State W 72-56 L (-20) U (162)
12-5
8:00 PM
Nebraska W 85-78 W (3.5) O (145)
12-2
6:00 PM
at Ohio State L 79-59 L (8.5) O (137.5)
11-30
9:00 PM
Oklahoma State W 83-76 W (-4.5) O (141)
Avg. Points For 75.0
Avg. Points Against 68.4
ATS 4-3
Over/Under 5-2
Scoring
Rutgers
NameMinFG3 PTFTOff RebRebAstStlBlkTOFouls+/-PTS
Geo Baker (G) 30:005-15 33.3%1-5 20%2-4 50%0121031013
Myles Johnson (F-C) 27:005-11 45.5%0-0 0%3-4 75%5820012013
Ron Harper Jr. (G-F) 26:003-8 37.5%2-5 40%1-2 50%032101309
Caleb McConnell (G) 11:004-5 80%1-2 50%0-0 0%130002009
Shaq Carter (F) 26:004-7 57.1%0-0 0%0-1 0%362001408
Montez Mathis (G) 22:003-8 37.5%0-2 0%2-2 100%242012108
Peter Kiss (G) 22:002-4 50%0-2 0%2-3 66.7%130001106
Shaquille Doorson (C) 18:001-5 20%0-0 0%0-0 0%132000202
Issa Thiam (G-F) 17:001-4 25%0-2 0%0-0 0%040100302
Joey Downes (G) 1:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Nick Brooks (G) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Mamadou Doucoure (F-C) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Luke Nathan (F-C) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Eugene Omoruyi (F) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Jacob Young (G) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Minnesota
NameMinFG3 PTFTOff RebRebAstStlBlkTOFouls+/-PTS
Amir Coffey (G) 34:0010-14 71.4%1-4 25%8-10 80%0341011029
Dupree McBrayer (G) 36:005-10 50%4-6 66.7%1-2 50%04101010015
Jordan Murphy (F) 32:003-12 25%0-2 0%9-11 81.8%21422211015
Gabe Kalscheur (G) 26:003-7 42.9%3-7 42.9%2-2 100%1220014011
Daniel Oturu (C) 26:004-7 57.1%0-0 0%0-0 0%130122208
Isaiah Washington (G) 14:003-3 100%2-2 100%0-0 0%005110308
Eric Curry (F) 10:001-2 50%0-0 0%0-0 0%121101202
Michael Hurt (F) 12:000-1 0%0-1 0%0-0 0%130001000
Matz Stockman (C) 4:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000100
Brock Stull (G) 4:000-1 0%0-1 0%0-0 0%110000000
Jarvis Omersa (F) 1:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Brady Rudrud (G) 1:000-1 0%0-1 0%0-0 0%000000000
Marcus Carr (G) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Hunt Conroy (G) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Jarvis Johnson (G) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Payton Willis (G) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
1st Half
Green = RECENT CHANGE Yellow = PREVIOUS LINE CHANGE
Date & Time Money Line Spread Over/Under
1/12/2019
11:15 AM
MINN
RUTG
MINN(-5)
-110
RUTG
-110
62.5
-110
62.5
-110
1/12/2019
9:45 AM
MINN
RUTG
MINN(-5.5)
-110
RUTG
-110
62.5
-110
62.5
-110
Money Line
Money Line
1/12/2019
11:15 AM
MINN
RUTG
1/12/2019
9:45 AM
MINN
RUTG
Spread
Spread
1/12/2019
11:15 AM
MINN(-5)
-110
RUTG
-110
1/12/2019
9:45 AM
MINN(-5.5)
-110
RUTG
-110
Total
Total
1/12/2019
11:15 AM
62.5
-110
62.5
-110
1/12/2019
9:45 AM
62.5
-110
62.5
-110
2nd Half
Green = RECENT CHANGE Yellow = PREVIOUS LINE CHANGE
Date & Time Money Line Spread Over/Under
1/12/2019
12:27 PM
MINN
RUTG
MINN(-3)
-110
RUTG
-110
73
-110
73
-110
Money Line
Money Line
1/12/2019
12:27 PM
MINN
RUTG
Spread
Spread
1/12/2019
12:27 PM
MINN(-3)
-110
RUTG
-110
Total
Total
1/12/2019
12:27 PM
73
-110
73
-110