ANN ARBOR (WWJ) Minnesota took advantage of their height and strength inside the paint against the Wolverines, in the 69-64 UM loss in Ann Arbor, Saturday night.
The Golden Gophers had a 37-13 advantage in rebounding and as noted on the Post Game Show with WWJ’s Tony Ortiz, the Wolverines failed in defense and let the Gophers dominate inside.
The loss brings the Wolverines to 11-9 (10-4 Big 10). The Wolverines extend their losing streak to six in a row. While No 15 Minnesota goes to 15-4 overall, shooting 63.5% from the field.
Tim Hardaway scored a season high of 20 points.
Wolverines head coach John Beilein noted, “they played the zone a long time…..it’s unfortunate we didn’t do better against the zone,” adding, “I don’t have answers other than to keep working at it.”