(Minneapolis, MN) — Robert Covington led seven players in double figures with 21 points as the Timberwolves smashed the Spurs 128-89 at the Target Center. Karl-Anthony Towns posted 16 points and 11 rebounds for the Wolves, who led by as much as 48 in the second half. Minnesota has won four straight to even its record at 11-and-11. The Wolves host Boston on Saturday.
(Columbus, OH) — The Wild are in Columbus tonight to battle the Blue Jackets. Minnesota will then return home to take on Toronto on Saturday. The Wild are coming off a 2-and-1 homestand that ended with a 2-1 loss to Arizona on Tuesday. They fell to 14-8-and-2 with the setback. The Blue Jackets are also 14-8-and-2.
(Arlington, TX) — The New Orleans Saints take a 10-game winning streak into Dallas to clash with the Cowboys on Thursday Night Football. The Saints stayed hot with a 31-17 home win over Atlanta on Thanksgiving night. New Orleans is tied with the Rams for the best record in the NFL at 10-and-1. The Cowboys have won three in-a-row to move into a tie with the Redskins atop the NFC East at 6-and-5.
(Eagan, MN) — The Vikings continue to prepare for the Patriots. Minnesota will visit New England this Sunday. The Vikes moved to 6-4-and-1 with their 24-17 home win over Green Bay last Sunday. The Pats are 8-and-3.
(Minneapolis, MN) — The Golden Gophers will square off with Oklahoma State on Friday night at the US Bank Stadium Classic. Minnesota fell 68-56 at Boston College on Monday for its first loss of the season. The Gophers are 5-and-1 overall. The Cowboys sit at 4-and-2.
(Minneapolis, MN) — The first-ever US Bank Stadium Classic is on tap this weekend. St. Thomas meets Wisconsin-River Falls on Friday before the Minnesota-OSU matchup. On Saturday, North Dakota State battles Drake and South Dakota State squares off with Northern Iowa. It will be the first basketball event held at US Bank Stadium.