(Orlando, FL) — The Timberwolves are in Orlando to take on the Magic tonight. Minnesota opened its three-game road trip with a 108-106 loss in Memphis on Tuesday. The Wolves fell to 25-and-28 on the year. The Magic are 22-and-32.
(St. Paul, MN) — The Wild host the Edmonton Oilers tonight at The X. Minnesota will then head back out on the road starting Saturday in New Jersey. The Wild have dropped three in-a-row after Tuesday’s 5-4 shootout loss in Buffalo. They still hold the top Wild Card spot in the West with 57 points, three ahead of Vancouver. The Oilers have 51 points.
(St. Paul, MN) — The season is over for Wild captain Mikko Koivu. The 35-year-old will miss the rest of the year with a torn ACL and meniscus in his right knee. He suffered the injury in Tuesday’s 5-4 shootout loss to the Sabres when he collided with Buffalo forward Tage Thompson. Koivu will undergo surgery tomorrow.
(Minneapolis, MN) — Jordan Murphy racked up 16 points and 19 rebounds but it wasn’t enough as Minnesota lost 56-51 to 19th-ranked Wisconsin at Williams Arena. Daniel Oturu added 12 points and 11 boards off the bench for the Golden Gophers, who have lost two in-a-row to dip to 16-and-7 including 6-and-6 in Big Ten play. The Gophers visit 11th-ranked Michigan State on Saturday.
(Fargo, ND) — Vinnie Shahid scored a team-high 21 points as North Dakota State nipped rival North Dakota 74-70 in Fargo. Tyson Ward added 12 points for the Bison, who have won three in-a-row to improve to 12-and-12 on the season and 6-and-4 in Summit League play. Marlon Stewart netted 22 points to pace the Fighting Hawks, who fell to 9-and-15 and 3-and-8. NDSU hosts Denver on Saturday, while UND visits South Dakota State.
(Undated) — National signing day is in the books. Minnesota’s class ranks 42nd in the nation, according to 247Sports.com. Alabama has the top-rated class, followed by Georgia and Texas.