Alabama A&M: Coming off a couple-27 season, the Bulldogs were selected to complete last within the Southwestern Sports Conference. These were no match for any Minnesota team likely to contend for any Big Ten title.
Within the last minute from the first half, reserve big man Fitzgerald put lower a dunk and drained a lengthy jump shot for that Gophers before Murphy beat the buzzer having a step-back jumper to place Minnesota on the top 47-25.
Mohamed Sherif brought the Bulldogs (-4) with 10 points.
Minnesota: The Gophers got the things they needed using this game. Everybody remained healthy, the reserves got extended playing time, and also the starters were not overtaxed with back-to-back games approaching a few days ago.