Sophomore center Daniel Oturu’s (Cretin Derham Hall) 30 points—26 in the first half—and 21 points and 12 assists from fellow classmate Marcus Carr led the University of Minnesota Golden Gophers men’s basketball (9-7, 3-3) team to a 75-67 win over the 19th-ranked University of Michigan Wolverines (11-5, 2-3) in a Big 10 Conference match-up at Williams Arena last Saturday afternoon.
Forward Alihan Demar added 13 points for the Gophers while Michigan got a team-high 19
points from guard Zavier Simpson, while back-court mate Franz Wagner had 17.
Oturu left the game with a shoulder injury at the beginning of the first half but returned to
spark his team to victory. “It was important to me, regardless of what injury I was feeling, that I was going to go back out there,” he said. “I needed to help my team win this game and that was the most important
Dr. Mitchell Palmer McDonald is a contributing columnist at the Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder.