Michigan pushes past Florida

, Last Updated: 2:50 PM ET

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) -- Dion Harris scored 22 points and Chris Hunter added 16 to help injury-depleted Michigan beat South Florida 71-62 on Saturday.

Brent Petway and Ron Coleman each had 10 points for the Wolverines (6-3), who were playing without four players sidelined with injuries.

Terrence Leather led the Bulls (5-3) with a career-high 28 points, and Brian Swift had 13.

Leather -- who sat on the bench for nearly five minutes after picking up his fourth foul early in the second half -- scored two straight baskets and hit a free throw to pull the Bulls within 57-53 with 7:23 left.

Michigan went on a 9-1 run, capped by Harris' 3-pointer, to build its lead to 66-54 with 2:25 remaining.

The Bulls responded with an 8-1 run to close within 67-62 with 17 seconds left. Harris and Hunter sealed the game with two free throws each in the closing seconds.

There were eight lead changes and one tie in the first half.

South Florida led by as many as five points, and Michigan by as many as six. The Wolverines led 34-32 at the half.

Michigan dressed only 11 players because of injuries. Backup guard Dani Wohl was the latest to suffer a sidelining injury when he hurt his left elbow during practice Thursday. He is out indefinitely.

The Wolverines already were missing starters Lester Abram, Graham Brown and Daniel Horton.

Abram is out for the season and is scheduled for surgery on his left shoulder. Brown is recovering from hernia surgery and will be out at least four weeks. Horton is sidelined one month after suffering a sprained left knee.


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