(St. Paul, MN) — The Wild open up a brief two-game homestand tonight against the Winnipeg Jets at The X. Detroit comes to town on Saturday before the team visits Philadelphia on Monday. The Wild had their three-game winning streak snapped and fell to 21-18-and-3 with Tuesday’s 4-0 loss in Boston. The Jets are 27-13-and-2.
(Minneapolis, MN) — The Timberwolves are back home and will take on the Dallas Mavericks tomorrow night at the Target Center. They will also host the Pelicans on Saturday. The Wolves have won three straight after Tuesday’s 119-117 victory in Oklahoma City. Minnesota is now 20-and-21 on the season. Dallas enters with a 19-and-22 record.
(Eagan, MN) — The Vikings are staying in-house for their next offensive coordinator. The Vikes have promoted Kevin Stefanski to OC. He served as quarterbacks coach and was then named interim offensive coordinator this past season when John DeFilippo was fired. Stefanski has been with the Vikings since 2006.
(Undated) — North Dakota State and North Dakota are back in action tonight. The Bison welcome in Western Illinois to Fargo, while the Fighting Hawks host Omaha in Grand Forks. NDSU sits at 7-and-10 on the season including 1-and-2 in Summit League play. UND is 7-and-9 and 1-and-2.
(Minneapolis, MN) — The Golden Gophers will entertain Rutgers on Saturday at Williams Arena. Minnesota saw its six-game winning streak come to an end with an 82-67 home loss to Maryland on Tuesday. The Gophers are now 12-and-3 on the season and 2-and-2 in Big Ten play. The Scarlet Knights sit at 8-and-6 and 1-and-3.
HOUSTON (AP) – Dabo Swinney won the Paul ”Bear” Bryant Coach of the Year award for the third time in four years Wednesday night, two days after leading Clemson to its second national championship in three years. Swinney is the only three-time winner of the 33rd annual award.