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Derrick Walton Jr. sparked Michigan's strong start with 19 of his career-high 26 points in the first half, and the Wolverines hung on to beat Minnesota 82-74 Wednesday and give the Gophers their 13th consecutive loss.
Zach Smith made two free throws with 18 seconds remaining in overtime to lead Texas Tech past No. 14 Iowa State 85-82 on Wednesday night.
With 20,000 fans roaring, Kobe Bryant and LeBron James hugged and seemed to be in a world of their own.
The team's fine young nucleus needs continuity, so hold onto Sam Mitchell and GM Milt Newton.
Tayshaun Prince received permission from the Wolves to attend former teammate Chauncey Billups' jersey retirement ceremony in Detroit.