Scores

Final

Michigan 67

(19-12, 9-9 Big Ten)

Minnesota 64

(21-9, 9-9 Big Ten)

12:00 PM ET, March 7, 2009

1 2 T
MICH 32 3567
MINN 35 2964

Top Performers

Michigan: D. Sims 24 Pts, 2 Reb, 1 Stl

Minnesota: D. Johnson 12 Pts, 3 Reb, 2 Ast, 4 Stl, 2 Blk

Michigan 67, Minnesota 64

Associated Press

MINNEAPOLIS -- Michigan's dimming NCAA tournament hopes just got a little brighter.

Laval Lucas-Perry scored a career-high 19 points to rally Michigan from a 12-point deficit to a 67-64 victory over Minnesota on Saturday.

DeShawn Sims had 24 points and Manny Harris had 14 for the Wolverines (19-12, 9-9 Big Ten), who are trying to make the NCAA tourney for the first time since 1998.

Lawrence Westbrook scored 16 points for Minnesota (21-9, 9-9), which now might need a good run in next week's conference tournament to get an at-large bid.

If the Gophers don't get in, they can look to this game as one that may have sealed their fate.

Minnesota led 51-39 with 13:20 to go. But Lucas-Perry responded with three straight 3-pointers for Michigan to cut the deficit to 56-54.

Sims then scored six points during a 13-4 run that put Michigan in front for good.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
MICH
MINN
Points 67 64
FG Made-Attempted 22-45 (.489) 22-40 (.550)
3P Made-Attempted 9-22 (.409) 2-10 (.200)
FT Made-Attempted 14-15 (.933) 18-19 (.947)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 14 (0/0) 11 (0/0)
Largest Lead 5 12

2008-09 Season

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