ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) -- Tubby Smith got his 400th career win as Minnesota beat Michigan 77-65 on Thursday night.
Minnesota led by as many as 22 late in the second half after the Golden Gophers scored the first eight points of the half to take a 42-26 lead.
Both teams were sluggish to begin the game, but the Golden Gophers pulled away for an 11-2 lead on Damian Johnson's dunk with 14:41 left.
Jamal Abu-Shamala pushed the lead to 11 at 17-6 with 12:24 remaining in the opening half.
Dan Coleman's basket gave Minnesota its biggest lead of the half, 34-22, with 1:15 left.
Michigan also commemorated the 40th anniversary of Crisler Arena on Thursday night. Cazzie Russell and members of the 1967-68 team were introduced at halftime. Rudy Tomjanovch was scheduled to attend, but couldn't.