Scores

Final

Michigan 71

(12-12, 5-7 Big Ten)

Minnesota 63

(14-9, 5-6 Big Ten)

    7:00 PM ET, February 11, 2010

    1 2 T
    MICH 27 4471
    MINN 26 3763

    Top Performers

    Michigan: D. Sims 27 Pts, 7 Reb, 1 Ast

    Minnesota: D. Johnson 10 Pts, 7 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl, 2 Blk

    Michigan 71, Minnesota 63

    Associated Press

    MINNEAPOLIS -- DeShawn Sims had 21 of his 27 points for Michigan in the second half, Manny Harris pitched in 20 points, and the Wolverines beat Minnesota 71-63 on Thursday night.

    Michigan, the Big Ten's worst 3-point shooting team, went 7-for-14 from behind the arc and used that confusing, smothering 1-3-1 zone defense to send the Gophers (5-6, 14-9) to a costly defeat.

    Harris added seven assists for the Wolverines (5-7, 12-12), who committed only eight turnovers.

    Blake Hoffarber had 16 points and Paul Carter added 11 points off the bench for Minnesota, which briefly tried its own zone defense but had no answer for the sleek Harris and the overpowering Sims. Missing ineligible point guard Al Nolen, the Gophers haven't been able to press effectively or generate much energy on defense.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    MICH
    MINN
    Points 71 63
    FG Made-Attempted 26-52 (.500) 20-44 (.455)
    3P Made-Attempted 7-14 (.500) 7-17 (.412)
    FT Made-Attempted 12-19 (.632) 16-23 (.696)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 21 (0/0) 19 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 11 2

    2009-10 Season

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