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No. 18 Michigan holds off Minnesota

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (KTTC/AP) -- Freshman Trey Burke scored a season-high 27 points as No. 18 Michigan hung on to beat Minnesota 61-56 Sunday for its seventh straight victory.

The Wolverines (12-2, 2-0 Big Ten) haven't lost since falling to Virginia in the ACC/Big Ten Classic.

Burke was the only Wolverines player to reach double figures, with Stu Douglass and Zack Novak scoring nine each. Jordan Morgan had seven points and 12 rebounds.

Julian Welch and Rodney Williams had 11 each for Wisconsin (12-3, 0-2). Williams missed an open look at a tying 3-pointer in the final seconds, and Novak clinched the game from the line.

The game was tied at 35 until Minnesota was called for a foul just as Douglass hit a 3-pointer with 11:33 left. That gave the ball back to the Wolverines, and Novak's layup made it a five-point possession.

Minnesota pulled to 57-56 when Welch hit two straight 3-pointers with 2 minutes

to go. After Novak missed, the Golden Gophers were called for a shot-clock violation. Michigan's Tim Hardaway Jr., who had missed 12 of 13 shots, hit a short jumper to make it a three-point lead with 35 seconds left.

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