To say the first half was a bit sloppy would be an understatement.
Minnesota was just 8-for-24 from the field while Michigan was 7-for-18 after starting the game 1-for-7.
Trey Burke heated up midway through the half and finished with 13 points to lead all scorers. Austin Hollins and Rodney Williams each scored eight for Minnesota.
The Gophers controlled the game on the glass, grabbing 17 rebounds while the Wolverines had just nine.
Michigan defended well in the first half, but it will need to get some production out of Tim Hardaway Jr., Zack Novak and Stu Douglass. The three were a combined 1-for-8, with Hardaway hitting the only shot, a jumper from the free-throw line.