Marcus Carr’s 35 points help lead Gophers to season opening win over Wisconsin-Green Bay
Junior point guard Marcus Carr tied a career-high with 35 points to lead Minnesota to a 99-69 home nonconference victory over Wisconsin-Green Bay on Wednesday.
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Carr went 12 of 22 from the field, including 4 of 10 from 3-point range, and made all seven of his free throws. He also had seven rebounds and four assists.
The Gophers had their high-point total despite shooting 7 of 34 from 3-point range. They made up for it by going 27-of-45 on 2-pointers and 24-of-30 from the free-throw line.
Green Bay committed 23 turnovers.
Guard Gabe Kalscheur scored 17 points for Minnesota and guard Both Gach, a transfer from Utah, added 14 points.
Fifth-year senior Eric Curry started at forward for the Gophers, his first action in 21 months after missing last season with the second major knee injury of his career. He totaled 15 minutes and four points. Amari Davis scored 17 points to lead Green Bay.
Other newcomers who contributed: Liam Robbins, a transfer from Drake, had 10 points, and freshman guard Jamal Mashburn Jr. had 5 points.
Head coach Richard Pitino used 11 players total.
The Gophers return to action Saturday at the Barn vs. Loyola Marymount.
The Associated Press contributed to this story