(Minneapolis, MN) — The Timberwolves outscored the Trail Blazers by 32 points in the second and third quarters as they cruised to a 116-102 win in Minnesota. Andrew Wiggins led the way with 23 points and eight assists as the Wolves moved to 4-and-2 over their last six games. Robert Covington chipped in with 15 points in the victory. The Wolves visit Houston tomorrow before returning home.
(Calgary, Alberta) — Mats Zuccarello scored the lone goal as the Wild lost to the Flames 2-1 in Calgary. Alex Stalock stopped 35 shots for Minnesota, which was coming off a 5-4 overtime setback to the Flames at home on Sunday. The Wild have dropped four-of-five overall. They look to bounce back when they host Vancouver on Sunday.
(Hartford, CT) — The home winning streak for UConn women’s basketball is over. The top-ranked Huskies lost 74-58 to number-six Baylor, ending a 98-game home winning streak dating back to 2013. UConn fell just one shy of its own NCAA record of 99 consecutive home wins. The Huskies fell to 12-and-1, while the Bears improved to 12-and-1.
(Santa Clara, CA) — The Vikings are headed west to battle the San Francisco 49ers tomorrow in the NFC Divisional Round of the playoffs in Santa Clara. The Vikes stunned the Saints last weekend to advance. The top-seeded Niners had a first-round bye after finishing 13-and-3. Seattle visits Green Bay in the other NFC divisional game.
(East Lansing, MI) — The Golden Gophers were outscored by 12 in the second half on their way to a 74-58 loss at eighth-ranked Michigan State. Daniel Oturu posted 22 points and 10 rebounds for Minnesota, which slipped to 8-and-7 including 2-and-3 in Big Ten play. The Gophers look to bounce back Sunday hosting 19th-ranked Michigan.