Gophers sophomore forward Jordan Murphy was chosen as co-winner of the Big Ten men's basketball player of the week award.

It is Murphy's first time receiving the honor; he shared it with Michigan's Derrick Walton Jr.

Murphy, a San Antonio native, led the Gophers victories last week over Iowa and Rutgers, posting double-doubles in each game. On Wednesday in the two-overtime victory against the Hawkeyes, Murphy scored a career-high 25 points on 10-for-13 shooting, adding 19 rebounds and four blocks in 39 minutes.

On Saturday at Rutgers, Murphy scored a team-high 17 points and grabbed 11 rebounds.

Murphy has seven double-doubles this season.


•Gophers second baseman MaKenna Partain was chosen the Big Ten's softball freshman of the week, after batting .533 with four RBI as the Gophers went 5-0 in the Texas Classic over the weekend in Austin.

•Minnesota United FC plans to reveal its new uniforms, called kits, for its inaugural season of Major League Soccer on Friday at the Machine Shop in Minneapolis. The club opens regular-season play on March 3 at Portland.

•The Gophers men's hockey team remained No. 5 in the U.S. College Hockey online poll. Massachusetts-Lowell rose from ninth to sixth, one spot ahead of Union. St. Cloud State returned to the top 20 at No. 18. … Wisconsin (27-2-2) remained No. 1 in the women's poll, a day after clinching a second consecutive WCHA title with an 8-0 shutout of second-ranked Minnesota Duluth.

•Augustana (S.D.) announced the hiring of Jennifer Jacobs as its volleyball coach. Jacobs spent the past five seasons at Augsburg, where she served as an assistant volleyball coach and in various administration roles. She is a graduate of Minnesota State Mankato.