Dec. 6, 2008

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) - Suddenly, Michigan isn't a rebuilding team.

DeShawn Sims scored a career-high 28 points, leading the Wolverines to an 81-73 victory over No. 4 Duke on Saturday.

The Wolverines (6-2) beat then-No. 4 UCLA last month before losing 71-56 to the Blue Devils (8-1) in the 2K Sports Classic final.

Duke made just three of 27 3-point attempts before connecting on four in a row to pull within four points in the final minute. Michigan made enough free throws to seal the upset and hundreds of fans from the sold-out crowd rushed the court.

Manny Harris scored 17 points for the Wolverines and freshman Zack Novak had a season-high 14, connecting on consecutive 3-pointers to give them the lead for good with 7 1/2 minutes left.

Jon Scheyer scored 16 points for Duke, while Kyle Singler, who was 1-of-9 on 3s, had 15.