(Sioux Falls, SD) — North Dakota State is heading back to the NCAA Tournament after an 89-53 rout of North Dakota in the Summit League Tournament final in Sioux Falls. Vinnie Shahid netted 25 points and Tyson Ward had 23 to go with 13 rebounds for the Bison, who are in the Big Dance for the second straight season and fifth time overall.
(Indianapolis, IN) — Minnesota squares off with Northwestern tonight in the opening round of the Big Ten Tournament in Indianapolis. The Golden Gophers earned the 12th-seed after going 14-and-16, including just 8-and-12 in conference play. The 13th-seeded Wildcats went 8-and-22 and 3-and-17.
(Houston, TX) — James Harden and Russell Westbrook combined for 64 points as the Timberwolves lost to the Rockets 117-111 in Houston. D’Angelo Russell netted 28 points to pace Minnesota, which fell to 19-and-45 with its third straight setback. The Wolves will resume their six-game trip on Friday in Oklahoma City.
(Clearwater, FL) — Royce Lewis homered for the Twins’ run in a 5-1 loss to the Phillies in Clearwater. Starter Sean Poppen allowed two runs over three innings. The Twins will host the Braves today with Jose Berrios scheduled to start.
(St. Paul, MN) — The Wild are back on the ice tomorrow hosting the Vegas Golden Knights at The X. Minnesota will then visit Philadelphia on Saturday before returning home to host Nashville on Sunday. The Wild have won six-of-eight and sit just one point out of a wild card with 77 points.
(Eagan, MN) — The Vikings are getting three compensatory picks for next months NFL Draft. The league announced compensation picks yesterday, with the Vikes getting the 105th overall selection in round three as well as two seventh round picks. The team has 10 total selections in the seven-round draft.