(Memphis, TN) — Justin Holiday drained a pair of free throws with one-tenth of a second left to lift the Grizzlies to a 108-106 win over the Timberwolves in Memphis. Josh Okogie fouled Holiday following an offensive rebound. Karl-Anthony Towns totaled 26 points and 18 boards for Minnesota, which has lost four-of-five. The Wolves visit Orlando tomorrow.
(Buffalo, NY) — The Wild were denied in the shootout as they lost to the Sabres 5-4 in Buffalo. Jared Spurgeon tallied twice, and Charlie Coyle and Zach Parise [[ puh-REE-zee ]] also scored for Minnesota. Parise’s goal tied the game with just 1:37 left in regulation. Devan Dubnyk [[ DOOB-nik ]] stopped 35 shots as the Wild lost their third straight. The Wild return home to face Edmonton tomorrow.
(Minneapolis, MN) — Minnesota Lynx All-Star forward Maya Moore is sitting out this season. Moore says she wants to focus on her family and “ministry dreams” she’s had for many years. The 29-year-old has led the Lynx to four WNBA titles since being drafted first overall in 2011. Minnesota begins the 2019 WNBA season on May 25th.
(Grand Forks, ND) — North Dakota and North Dakota State renew their rivalry tonight in Grand Forks. The Bison aim for a third straight win. NDSU sits at 11-and-12 overall 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 in Fargo last month.
(Minneapolis, MN) — The Golden Gophers square off with 19th-ranked Wisconsin tonight at Williams Arena. Minnesota looks to bounce back from its 73-63 loss at Purdue on Sunday. The Gophers sit at 16-and-6 on the season and 6-and-5 in Big Ten play. The Badgers are 16-and-6 and 8-and-3.
(Boston, MA) — A parade marking the New England Patriots’ latest Super Bowl championship is in the books. Hundreds of thousands of fans lined the streets of Boston yesterday to celebrate the Patriots’ record-tying sixth Super Bowl title. Still not satisfied, the fans chanted “We want seven!” and “Next year, right here!”