Joey King Cried Tears of Joy After Minnesota Upset Maryland for First Big Ten Win

Kyle Koster
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" WATCH: Incredible emotion here from @GopherMBB senior Joey King, who talks about upsetting No. 6 Maryland, 68-63. https://t.co/CL9HLTcB3K — Minnesota on BTN (@MinnesotaOnBTN) February 19, 2016 "

Minnesota entered Thursday night’s game against Maryland with an 0-13 Big Ten record. The Golden Gophers finally got in the win column by knocking off the No. 6 Terrapins, 68-63.

Senior forward Joey King scored 15 points off the bench and gave an emotional post-game interview with the Big Ten Network’s Jon Crispin.

“There’s not too many fans that would come out day in and day out for an 0-13 team,” King said through tears. “To have the kind of support we have here is something really special. We haven’t had the best year but we just kept fighting. We knew we’d show up one of these nights.”

King talked about how this year’s struggles would benefit the team’s younger players in the future and how they’ve kept a positive attitude during the winless conference schedule.

It’s awesome to see this type of passion from a player on a team destined to miss the postseason. It’s also a reminder to not be cynical all the time because on any given night something like this is happening — whether it’s televised or otherwise.

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