(Minneapolis, MN) — The Timberwolves outscored the Rockets by 18 in the third quarter as they rallied for a 103-91 win at the Target Center. Minnesota then held Houston to a nine-point fourth. Karl-Anthony Towns posted 24 points and 11 rebounds to pace the Wolves, who have won five-of-six to improve to 12-and-12 overall. The Wolves wrap up their four-game homestand tomorrow against Charlotte.
(Vancouver, British Columbia) — The Wild open up a three-game road trip tonight in Vancouver against the Canucks. Minnesota will also visit Calgary and Edmonton on the Canadian trek. The Wild have lost three in-a-row after Saturday’s 5-3 setback to Toronto. They are now 14-10-and-2 on the season. The Canucks are 11-15-and-3.
(Philadelphia, PA) — The Eagles beat the Redskins 28-13 on Monday Night Football in Philadelphia. Carson Wentz threw two touchdowns for Philadelphia, which scored 14 fourth-quarter points to pull away. QB Colt McCoy broke his leg and was replaced by Mark Sanchez for Washington, which lost its third in-a-row. Both teams are now 6-and-6.
(Eagan, MN) — The Vikings are turning their attention to the Seahawks. Minnesota gets an extra day to prepare for the Monday Night Football match-up in Seattle. The Vikes sit at 6-5-and-1 on the season, two wins behind the 8-and-4 Bears for the NFC North lead. The Seahawks have won three straight to up their record to 7-and-5.
(Ames, IA) — North Dakota State was no match for Iowa State as the Bison lost 81-59 in Ames. Rocky Kreuser was the only starter in double figures with 13 points as NDSU slipped to 2-and-7 on the season. The Bison host Eastern Washington on Saturday. Meanwhile, North Dakota visits UT Rio Grande Valley tomorrow night. The Fighting Hawks are 4-and-4.
(Minneapolis, MN) — The Golden Gophers host 25th-ranked Nebraska tomorrow night in their Big Ten home opener at Williams Arena. Minnesota started conference play with a 79-59 setback at Ohio State on Sunday. The Gophers sit at 6-and-2 on the season. The Cornhuskers come in at 7-and-1.
(Fargo, ND) — North Dakota State is preparing for the quarterfinals of the FCS Playoffs. The Bison will host Colgate on Saturday in Fargo. NDSU cruised past Montana State 52-10 in round two this past Saturday to move to 12-and-0 on the season. Colgate clipped James Madison 23-20 to advance.