The Minnesota Golden Gophers fought incredibly hard for 90 minutes at the 2012 Big Ten Tournament, but it wasn't enough for Tubby Smith's team. After forcing overtime for a second consecutive game, the Gophers fell to the Michigan Wolverines by a final score 73-69.
The Wolverines went on an 8-1 run to start overtime and by the time the Gophers were able to answer with a pair of 3-pointers of their own from Rodney Williams and Andre Hollins, it was just a little too late.
Trey Burke scored a career-high 28 points for the Wolverines while Minnesota was once again led by freshman Andre Hollins with 21 points in a losing effort.
The Wolverines will play the winner of Friday night's game between the Ohio State Buckeyes and Purdue Boilermakers for a chance at the Big Ten championship and automatic bid in the NCAA Tournament. That game will take place on Saturday afternoon on CBS Sports.