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Michigan Basketball Beats Minnesota On The Road, 70-63

Minneapolis, MN (Sports Network) - Tim Hardaway Jr. scored 22 points as the Michigan Wolverines topped the Minnesota Golden Gophers, 70-63, in a Big Ten skirmish at Williams Arena.

Darius Morris scored 17 points and handed out seven assists for the Wolverines (18-12, 8-9 Big Ten) who have won five of their last seven. Stu Douglass added 12 points as he knocked down 4-of-8 shots behind the three-point line.

Blake Hoffarber and Trevor Mbakwe scored 18 points each for Minnesota (17-11, 6-10), which has lost seven of its last eight. Mbakwe added nine rebounds and Hoffarber six assists.

Michigan led 35-33 at halftime after shooting 13-of-29 from the floor in the first half. The Wolverines were 9-of-22 from long range in the period but failed to make a single trip to the free-throw line.

Michigan was 3-of-6 from outside the arc after halftime, while Minnesota was just 1-of-7, en route to the seven-point decision.

Michigan finished the game 12-of-28 from long range, which helped the Wolverines offset a rebounding deficit of 36-28.