Top 10: Malik Smith Scores 29 at Nebraska

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Gopher men's basketball, under first-year head coach Richard Pitino, put the wraps on one of the most successful seasons in school history. Setting a new school record with 25 victories, including wins over top-25 opponents Ohio State, Wisconsin and Iowa at Williams Arena, the Gophers captured the 2014 NIT title at Madison Square Garden. will take a look back each day with the top 10 moments from the 2013-14 season.

#10: Malik Smith Scores 29 at Nebraska

Senior Malik Smith joined the Gophers for just one season, but in that time he made his mark upon the record books. On Jan. 26 at Nebraska, Smith stepped up to spark the Gopher offense with eight made 3-pointers, part of a career-high tying 29 points in his first start in Maroon and Gold.

His eight treys tied the school single-game record set by Blake Hoffarber in 2009, and was also the most made 3-pointers by any player in the Big Ten this season in a game. Smith was 9-15 from the field and 8-12 from beyond the arc, helping the Gophers stay in the game despite the absence of leading scorer Andre Hollins. Nebraska would eventually edge the Gophers, 82-78, in the lone meeting between the squads this season.

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