The Minnesota Golden Gopher basketball team topped Rutgers 80-68 Wednesday night in the opening round of the Big Ten Tournament. Minnesota improves to 18-14 on the season and advances to take on Ohio State Thursday night.

Joey King led the Gophers with 20 points on 7-11 shooting, including 6-9 from three-point range. Maurice Walker added a double-double with ten points and ten rebounds in the win.

Thursday’s game against the Buckeyes can be heard on AM 1390 the Fan beginning with the pregame show at 7:30.