MN State Sports

Mason, Murphy help No. 12 Minnesota rout Rutgers 89-67

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Coaches aren't usually concerned about a letdown in the first conference game of the season. But No. 12 Minnesota was coming off a hard-fought loss to a ranked opponent, and with lightly regarded Rutgers on the schedule Sunday, Richard Pitino had cause for concern. Nate ...

Dumba’s goal lifts Wild in OT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — In overtime, defenseman Matt Dumba takes the ice to give the Minnesota Wild an offensive boost. That's exactly what he did on Saturday. Dumba scored 39 seconds into overtime to give the Wild a 2-1 victory over the St. Louis Blues. After Devan Dubnyk stopped Alex ...

George, Adams lead OKC past Timberwolves

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Paul George had 35 points and nine assists to help the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 111-107 on Friday night and snap a three-game losing streak. Steven Adams had a career-high 27 points on 11-for-11 shooting from the field and Russell Westbrook ...

Staal’s 3rd-period pair gives Wild 4-2 win vs. Knights

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Eric Staal scored the go-ahead goal with 7:55 left and tacked on an empty-netter to give the Minnesota Wild a 4-2 win over the Vegas Golden Knights on Thursday night. Mikael Granlund and Jonas Brodin also scored for the Wild, who wrapped up the month with a 4-0-1 ...

Huell, 10th-ranked Hurricanes top No. 12 Minnesota 86-81

By Dave Campbell AP Sports Writer MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Dewan Huell scored 23 points in 27 minutes and Bruce Brown Jr. added 16 points and nine rebounds to help the No. 10 Miami beat No. 12 Minnesota 86-81 on Wednesday night as part of the Big Ten/ACC Challenge. Ja'quan Newton had 12 ...

Wiggins lifts Timberwolves to 120-102 win over Pelicans

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Andrew Wiggins scored 28 points to help the Minnesota Timberwolves beat New Orleans 120-102 on Wednesday night in a game that saw Pelicans forward Anthony Davis ejected for the first time in his career. Jimmy Butler and Gorgui Dieng had 19 points each for the Timberwolves ...

Timberwolves fall to Wizards 92-89

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Otto Porter Jr. hit a 22-foot jumper with 25 seconds remaining to lift the Washington Wizards to a 92-89 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Tuesday night. Washington trailed for nearly the entire fourth quarter. After Porter's jumper, Minnesota had two shots at the ...

Towns scores 32 points, T-Wolves beat Booker-less Suns

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Karl-Anthony Towns' scoring actually meant something this time. Two days after his coach characterized his late points as "meaningless" in a listless loss to Miami, Towns led a balanced offensive attack for Minnesota with 32 points and 12 rebounds and the Timberwolves beat ...

Jaden Schwartz scores twice, Blues beat Wild 6-3

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Jaden Schwartz scored twice and Kyle Brodziak added a short-handed goal in the St. Louis Blues’ 6-3 victory over the Minnesota Wild on Saturday night. Paul Stastny, Dmitrij Jaskin and Sammy Blais also scored for the Blues, who jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the first period. ...

Minnesota slips past Alabama in Barclays Center Classic

NEW YORK (AP) — Nate Mason scored 20 points to lead No. 14 Minnesota to an 89-84 victory over No. 25 Alabama, which finished the game with just three players, in the championship game of the Barclays Center Classic on Saturday. Jordan Murphy scored 19 points and and grabbed 14 rebounds for ...

Hornibrook, Badgers stay unbeaten with 31-0 win at Minnesota

By Dave Campbell AP Sports Writer MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Alex Hornibrook threw three touchdown passes without an interception for fifth-ranked Wisconsin, and the Badgers easily remained unbeaten by overwhelming rival Minnesota 31-0 on Saturday for their 14th straight victory over the ...

Wild beats Avalanche in shootout 3-2

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Three forwards have been doing the bulk of the recent scoring for the Minnesota Wild. Two of them scored in regulation Friday, but two other players scored in the shootout to give the Wild a 3-2 victory over the Colorado Avalanche. Charlie Coyle and Chris Stewart ...

Post-half dominance propels Wisconsin, with Minnesota next

By Dave Campbell AP Sports Writer MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The active pursuit by Wisconsin this season of the program's first national championship has been spurred by the sheer dominance of the Badgers after halftime. Minnesota could've warned their opponents of that. The Gophers led the ...

Behind Murphy, Minnesota routs Massachusetts

By Denis P. Gorman Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — When it was over, Richard Pitino was asked about his father, Rick. The former Louisville coach, who was fired last month  after a federal investigation, sat three rows behind his son's bench in a small gym, wearing a University of ...

Ellington, Dragic lead Heat past Wolves

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Wayne Ellington scored 21 points and made six 3-pointers off the bench, Goran Dragic added 20 points and the Miami Heat rode a season-best shooting performance from behind the arc to a 109-97 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Friday night. Dragic was 5 of 8 from 3 ...

Vikings now have margin for error with 3-game division lead

DETROIT (AP) — Case Keenum and the Minnesota Vikings are breezing through this difficult stretch on their schedule. Now they can lose a game or two and still win the NFC North. Keenum threw for 282 yards and two touchdowns, and the Vikings never trailed in a 30-23 victory over Detroit on ...

Vikings beat Lions 30-23, adding to division lead

By Larry Lage AP Sports Writer DETROIT (AP) — Case Keenum stood in the pocket to take a hit, dipped his right shoulder to slip out of a sack and shuffled his feet in the pocket to give his receivers more time to get open. Looking like a savvy winner, instead of a journeyman, he picked ...

Caps take down Wild 3-1

By Stephen Whyno AP Hockey Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — Alex Ovechkin returned from taking a puck to the face, T.J. Oshie had a goal and an assist and the Washington Capitals snapped the Minnesota Wild’s winning streak at four with a 3-1 victory Saturday night. Behind goals from Oshie, ...

A year after Rams QB switch, Goff faces Keenum’s Vikings

By Dave Campbell AP Pro Football Writer MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Almost exactly one year ago, the Los Angeles Rams switched quarterbacks by making Case Keenum a backup again and jump-starting Jared Goff’s career. In the latest example of the NFL’s uncanny randomness, the former teammates ...

Thorson, Jackson lead Northwestern to 39-0 rout Minnesota

By John Jackson Associated Press EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) — Clayton Thorson had three touchdown passes, Justin Jackson added 166 yards rushing on 31 carries and Northwestern won its sixth straight with a 39-0 rout of Minnesota on Saturday. The Wildcats (8-3, 6-2 Big Ten) also forced five ...

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