The Latest – March 15, 2012 15 Mar 12

Here is the latest sports news: Wolves continue road swing. Wild back in action. Twins win. Gophers advance with win.

Wolves Hit The Hardwood
(Salt Lake City, UT) — The Minnesota Timberwolves hit the hardwood this evening as they continue a seven-game road trip against the Utah Jazz at EnergySolutions Arena. The Wolves snapped a two-game slide with a 127-124 win at Phoenix on Monday to improve to 22-and-21 on the season. Minnesota heads to L.A. to square off against the Lakers tomorrow evening and wraps up the road swing on Saturday at Sacramento.

Wild On The Ice
(St. Paul, MN) — The Minnesota Wild continue a five-game homestand on Saturday against the Carolina Hurricanes at The X. The Wild have dropped seven of their last eight games to fall to 29-31-and-10 on the season. They suffered a 1-0 setback to Dallas on Tuesday.

Twins Top Phils
(Clearwater, FL) — Minnesota got to Roy Halladay, belting two homers and recording five runs off the Phillies ace in a 6-4 win over Philadelphia in spring training action on Wednesday afternoon. Josh Willingham had a solo shot and Chris Parmelee launched a three-run bomb for the Twins. Starter Jason Marquis [[ mar-KEY ]] earned the win despite giving up four runs on eight hits in four innings. The Twins return to Fort Myers this afternoon to host the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Gophers Advance In NIT Over La Salle
(Philadelphia, PA) — Rodney Williams scored a game-high 21 points as Minnesota topped La Salle, 70-61, in opening round action of the NIT. Austin Hollins and Andre Hollins added 16 and 13 points, respectively, in the win. The victory marks the 100th win for head coach Tubby Smith with the Golden Gophers and sends the program to the next round where they will face Miami-Florida. The Explorers were paced by Earl Pettis who dropped in 19 points.

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