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Michigan drops heartbreaker at Minnesota

The Wolverines fell to the Gophers in an overtime thriller.

NCAA Basketball: Michigan at Minnesota Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports

Michigan basketball traveled to Minnesota for a Sunday night Big Ten showdown, where they fell by a score of 83-78 in overtime.

The Wolverines (17-10, 7-7) were lucky to get to the extra period after a buzzer-beating three-pointer at the end of regulation from DJ Wilson, but free throws doomed them in the contest, as they went only 9-for-18 from the field.

The spotlight was on the officiating in this one, namely with the free throw discrepancy. Minnesota went to the line 41 times as opposed to Michigan’s 18 attempts.

Wilson and Derrick Walton Jr. lead the Wolverines with 16 points each. Moritz Wagner chipped in with 15 points of his own.

Michigan next travels to Rutgers on Wednesday as they continue to attempt to pile up wins for their NCAA Tournament resume. The Scarlet Knights are 2-13 in conference play and it should be a very winnable game for the Wolverines.

Wednesday’s game tips off at 6:30 p.m. ET.