(Undated) — The Duke Blue Devils are the new #1 team in the Coaches’ Poll. Duke moved up one spot from #2, receiving 28-of-32 first-place votes. Gonzaga, Virginia, Kentucky and Tennessee round out the top-five. Tennessee had been the top-ranked team for weeks, but Saturday’s loss at Kentucky dropped the Vols down to number-five.
(St. Paul, MN) — The Wild wrap up their four-game homestand tonight against the Anaheim Ducks at The X. Minnesota will then head out on a two-game trip starting Thursday against the Rangers in New York. The Wild have lost four in-a-row to dip to 27-26-and-6. They are clinging to the second wild card spot in the West with 60 points, one point ahead of three teams. The Ducks have 55 points.
(Minneapolis, MN) — The Timberwolves are enjoying a few more days off for the All-Star break. The Wolves return to the court on Friday when they clash with the Knicks in New York. Minnesota won two straight before the break and sits at 27-and-30, four games behind the LA Clippers for the eighth seed in the West.
(Fort Myers, FL) — The Twins continue full-squad workouts today in Fort Myers. The Twins will begin Grapefruit League play with split-squad action Saturday. Part of the team will play the Orioles, while the rest of the squad takes on Tampa Bay.
(Minneapolis, MN) — Minnesota is back on the hardwood Thursday hosting seventh-ranked Michigan at Williams Arena. The Golden Gophers snapped their four-game losing streak with an 84-63 rout of Indiana on Saturday. The Gophers improved to 17-and-9 and 7-and-8 in Big Ten play.
(Undated) — North Dakota State and North Dakota are both off the hardwood until Saturday. The Bison will host Omaha in their home finale, while the Fighting Hawks entertain Denver in their last home game. NDSU sits at 14-and-13 on the season and 8-and-5 in Summit League play. UND is 10-and-16 and 4-and-9.