(Salt Lake City, UT) — The Timberwolves suffered their second straight loss of 20-plus points, falling 120-100 to the Jazz in Utah. Karl-Anthony Towns had 26 points and 12 rebounds for Minnesota, which opened its three-game trek with a 26-point loss in Denver on Tuesday. The Wolves are now 32-and-37, seven games behind the Clippers for the eighth seed in the West. The T’wolves visit Houston on Sunday.
(St. Paul, MN) — The Wild fell further behind in the playoff race with a 4-1 setback to the Stars at The X. Jason Zucker scored his 21st goal of the season for Minnesota, which lost its third in-a-row. Devan Dubnyk allowed three goals on 30 shots in defeat. The Wild host the Rangers tomorrow and the Islanders on Sunday.
(Undated) — The Twins split their split-squad games yesterday, beating the Orioles 7-6 in Sarasota and losing 10-4 to the Nationals in Fort Myers. Eddie Rosario hit his third homer of the spring in the setback to Washington. Martin Perez was tagged for five runs in four innings to take the loss. The Twins host the Orioles today in Fort Myers.
(Chicago, IL) — The Golden Gophers are into the quarterfinals of the Big Ten Tournament after a 77-72 overtime win over Penn State in Chicago. Amir Coffey netted 22 points and Jordan Murphy had 15 to go with 14 rebounds for Minnesota. The Gophers advance to face second-seeded and 12th-ranked Purdue tonight.