(Memphis, TN) — The Timberwolves are in Memphis to battle the Grizzlies tonight. It’s the start of a three-game road trip for Minnesota, which will also make stops in Orlando and New Orleans. The Wolves have lost three of four after Saturday’s 107-106 setback to Denver and are now 25-and-27 overall. The Grizzlies sit at 21-and-33.
(Buffalo, NY) — The Wild visit the Sabres tonight in Buffalo before returning home. Minnesota will then host Edmonton on Thursday before heading back out on the road this weekend. The Wild have lost two straight to dip to 26-22-and-4 after Saturday’s 4-3 overtime setback to Chicago. The Sabres enter with a 25-20-and-6 record.
(Buffalo, NY) — The Wild called up forwards Luke Kunin and Kyle Rau from Iowa of the AHL yesterday. The team sent down winger J.T. Brown and defenseman Nate Prosser to clear roster spots.
(Minneapolis, MN) — Minnesota is back home to battle 19th-ranked Wisconsin tomorrow night at Williams Arena. The Golden Gophers lost 73-63 at Purdue on Sunday and fell to 16-and-6 on the season and 6-and-5 in Big Ten play. The Badgers are 16-and-6 and 8-and-3.
(Grand Forks, ND) — North Dakota and North Dakota State renew their rivalry tomorrow night in Grand Forks. The Bison have won two in-a-row to improve to 11-and-12 on the season and 5-and-4 in Summit League action. The Fighting Hawks have lost four of five to dip to 9-and-14 including 3-and-7 in conference action. NDSU won the first meeting 67-65 on January 19th in Fargo.
(Atlanta, GA) — The ratings for Super Bowl 53 are the lowest in a decade. According to Nielsen, the low-scoring game between the Patriots and Rams generated just a 44.9 rating. That’s the lowest early Super Bowl rating since the 2009 clash between the Steelers and Cardinals. Many fans are calling this year’s Super Bowl the worst and/or most boring of all-time.