Scores

Final

Minnesota 62

(19-7, 7-7 Big Ten)

Michigan 74

(17-10, 7-7 Big Ten)

7:00 PM ET, February 19, 2009

Crisler Center, Ann Arbor, Michigan

1 2 T
MINN 25 3762
MICH 40 3474

Top Performers

Minnesota: D. Joseph 14 Pts, 1 Reb, 4 Ast, 1 Blk

Michigan: Z. Novak 18 Pts, 6 Reb, 2 Ast

Michigan 74, Minnesota 62

Associated Press

ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Zack Novak made a career-best six 3-pointers and scored 18 points Thursday night to help Michigan win its second straight, a 74-62 victory over Minnesota.

Kelvin Grady, DeShawn Sims and Stu Douglass each added 12 points for the Wolverines (17-10, 7-7 Big Ten), who ended the first half on a 10-2 run and took a 40-25 lead to intermission. Michigan was 8-for-19 from behind the arc in the first 20 minutes while the Gophers were just 1-for-10.

The victory gave Michigan consecutive wins for the first time since early January and kept the Wolverines on the NCAA tournament bubble.

Devoe Joseph scored 14 points and Lawrence Westbrook added 12 for the Golden Gophers (19-7, 7-7), who trailed by as many as 25 points midway through the second half. Minnesota was ranked 19th on Feb. 2 but has lost four of five games since.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
MINN
MICH
Points 62 74
FG Made-Attempted 24-54 (.444) 27-59 (.458)
3P Made-Attempted 5-21 (.238) 13-28 (.464)
FT Made-Attempted 9-10 (.900) 7-11 (.636)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 16 (0/0) 15 (0/0)
Largest Lead 2 22

2008-09 Season

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