Minnesota added a marquee win to its resume on Sunday afternoon.
The Golden Gophers defeated No. 19 Michigan 75-67 at Williams Arena on Sunday, a victory that got the team back to the .500 mark in B1G play this season. It was in large part because of a big afternoon from center Daniel Oturu.
Oturu score a career-high 30 points and grabbed seven rebounds in the victory. He scored 20 of those points in the first half, and shot 13-of-18 from the floor. His previous career-high was 29 points.
A scary moment did come in the second half, with Oturu suffering what appeared to be an arm injury. After spending time on the floor and being helped to the bench, it seemed like Oturu might be done for the game. A few minutes later, however, the center was able to get back on the floor and help lead the Gophers to the upset win.
Three Gophers scored in double figures, led by Oturu. Marcus Carr scored 21 and Alihan Demir pitched in with 13 points.
Free throws were the big difference in the game, with Minnesota making 15-of-27 attempts from the foul line. Michigan shot just six from the charity stripe, making five attempts.
Minnesota improved to 9-7 on the season and is 3-3 in the B1G.
Michigan was led by Zavier Simpson, who scored 19 points and delivered nine assists in the loss. Franz Wagner also hit double figures for the Wolverines, scoring 17 points.
The Wolverines are now 11-5 on the season and are 2-3 in confernce play.