Sims, Harris help Michigan trounce Minnesota 83-55

DeShawn Sims scored 23 points Tuesday night to help Michigan top Minnesota 83-55 in its home finale. Manny Harris added 22 points for the Wolverines (14-15, 7-10 Big Ten), who ended a three-game losing streak after taking control with a 14-2 run midway through the first half. Damian Johnson had 13 points and Colton Iverson 10 for Minnesota (17-12, 8-9), which was swept by Michigan. Sims and Harris did all the scoring during the decisive first-half spurt that gave the Wolverines the lead for good. Michigan, which struggled from behind the arc during its losing streak, made seven of its 15 3-point attempts in the opening half and led 43-29 at intermission. Minnesota, on the bubble for an NCAA tournament at-large berth, never got closer than 12 points in the second half. Michigan finished the game 32-for-53 (60.4 percent) from the floor, its best performance of the season. (Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)