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.
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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Maryland point guard Melo Trimble, considered a lock to leave the program before struggling in the second half last season, has withdrawn from the NBA draft and will return for his junior season.
Louisville's Chinanu Onuaku, who recently underwent a medical procedure to correct a heart rhythm issue detected during the combine, will keep his name in the NBA draft pool.
Andrew White III will return to the Nebraska men's basketball team next season after removing his name from the NBA draft.