The Latest – January 21, 2012 21 Jan 12

Timberwolves-Clippers
(Los Angeles, CA) — Kevin Love hit a three-pointer at the buzzer to send the Timberwolves to a 101-98 victory over the Clippers. Love finished with 17 points and 14 rebounds for Minnesota. Darko Milicic (DAR-koe MIL-ih-chitch) scored 22 and Luke Ridnour added 13 for the Wolves, who have won three straight. Ricky Rubio scored just nine points but tied things up with under a minute to go with his only field goal of the game. Mo Williams led Los Angeles with a game-high 25 points before he was ejected with his second technical foul. The Wolves try to extend their winning streak tonight on the road against Utah. The game is set to start at 8 p.m.

Gopher Men and Women In Action Sunday
(Minneapolis, MN) — The Golden Gopher men’s and women’s basketball teams will both be in action tomorrow Tubby Smith’s men’s team is hosting Northwestern at Williams Arena for a 3 p.m. game. Pam Borton’s women’s team is at Nebraska for a 5 p.m. contest.

New Gopher Uniforms Unveiled
(Minneapolis, MN) — The University of Minnesota football program unveiled newly-designed uniforms at a private gathering yesterday at TCF Bank Stadium. Quarterback MarQueis (mar-QWEES) Gray was one of several players who modeled the new-look football jerseys and pants. He says he really likes the new appearance. The new uniforms will provide eight different color schemes depending on which jerseys and pants the team chooses to wear each game. Maroon, gold, and white are the main color options. The Gophers last month revealed their new helmet design via the Internet. The new helmet is a matte maroon finish.

WCHA Results
(Undated) — Here are the scores from Friday night’s men’s games in the WCHA:

Minnesota 1 – Colorado College 2
UMD 2 – Alabama-Huntsville 1
St. Cloud State 3 – North Dakota 1
MSU-Mankato 1 – Nebraska Omaha 2

(Undated) — Here are last night’s women’s hockey results in the WCHA:
Wisconsin 2 – UMD 0
Minnesota 3 – Bemidji State 2
Ohio State 3 – MSU-Mankato 1
North Dakota 10 – St. Cloud State 0

Wild-Stars
(St. Paul, MN) — The Minnesota Wild have a light skate scheduled for this morning to get the blood flowing before hosting Dallas tonight at the Xcel Energy Center. Injury-riddled Minnesota has lost 15 of its last 17 games and is hoping to change its luck tonight. The puck will drop at 8 p.m.

Hockey Day Minnesota Set
(Undated) — Today is Hockey Day Minnesota The annual one-day homage to ice hockey will be dedicated to Jack Jablonski this year. Jablonski is the Benilde-St. Margaret’s player who suffered a hockey injury that left him paralyzed. The day will include 16 hours of televised hockey on FSN North, as well as a fundraising telethon for the Jablonski family. There will be three high school games televised today, followed by the Gopher men’s hockey game against Colorado College, and culminating with the Wild-Dallas game this evening.

Twins Continue Caravan Sunday
(Undated) — The Twins continue their Winter Caravan tomorrow in Red Wing. The celebrity group will make a stop at a casino near Red Wing. Glen Perkins, Drew Butera, and team broadcaster Dick Bremer will be the featured Twins celebrities on the stop. The caravan is off today.

Change In Outdoors Plans
(Little Falls, MN) — Once again, Mother Nature has caused a change in plans for a big outdoor event in Minnesota. Instead of showshoeing and skiing tonight (6-9pm) at Charles Lindberg Park in Little Falls, organizers invite folks to enjoy a lack of snow by taking part in a candlelight hike. Folks can get more information on statewide outdoor events this weekend by going to the D-N-R website.

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