Minneapolis, MN (Learfield)  --  Dupree McBrayer scored 21 points and Nate Mason added 19 points and seven assists for the Minnesota Gophers, who pulled away late to beat L-I-U Brooklyn 76-66 on Wednesday night.

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Jordan Murphy added 13 points for Minnesota (11-1) as the Gophers won their fifth straight game.  Eric Curry had 11 points and a team-high eight rebounds off the bench as Minnesota used its size advantage to outscore the Blackbirds 38-20 in the paint.

The Gophers' next game is a week from Friday, December 23 when they take on Arkansas State at Williams Arena.  Listen to the game on 1340 KROC AM.