No. 5 Michigan slips past Minnesota on road

11:57 PM, Jan 17, 2013   |    comments
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Minneapolis, MN (Sports Network) - Tim Hardaway Jr. scored 21 points as No. 5 Michigan bounced back from its first loss of the season by posting a 83-75 win over ninth-ranked Minnesota in a key Big Ten clash from Williams Arena.

Hardaway made good on 7-of-8 field goal attempts -- including a sharp 4-of-5 from 3-point range -- and the Wolverines shot 50 percent (10-of-20) from beyond the arc in rebounding from Sunday's 56-53 loss at No. 11 Ohio State.

Trey Burke added 18 points and nine assists for Michigan (17-1, 4-1 Big Ten), which shot 54.9 percent from the floor as a team.

Minnesota (15-3, 3-2) also went 50 percent (8-of-16) from 3-point distance, but was hurt by 15 turnovers that the Wolverines converted into 24 points to hand the Golden Gophers a second straight defeat following an 11-game win streak.

Austin Hollins had a career-high 21 points to pace Minnesota, with Trevor Mbakwe amassing 13 points, 10 rebounds and five blocks in a losing cause.

 

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