Kevin Dorsey and Joey King keyed a second-half surge and Minnesota rallied to beat Louisiana-Monroe 67-56 on Sunday.
King finished with 20 points, Nate Mason had 12 and Dorsey 11 for the Golden Gophers (2-0).
The Warhawks (1-1) got 16 points from Majok Deng. Travis Munnings added 12 and Jamaal Samuel had 11.
Minnesota, which pulled away in the second half to beat Missouri-Kansas City 76-58 Friday, couldn't repeat that performance as they allowed ULM to take the lead before playing well at both ends in the final minutes.
Starting the second half up by 13, the Gophers trailed by a point with about seven minutes to play. Dorsey then drained a 3-pointer, Mason hit a long jumper and King scored on a tip during an 11-0 Minnesota run that put the Gophers up 61-51.
ULM scored just 5 points in the final 6:45.