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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Former Kentucky guard Ed Davender, the only Wildcat with at least 1,500 points and 400 assists, has died. He was 49.
Guard Naz Mitrou-Long, whose 2015-16 season ended in December due to hip problems, has been granted a hardship waiver for the coming season, Iowa State said.
As the Sooners look to life without superstar Buddy Hield and his sidekicks, it's clear their unseasoned players will need to grow up fast.