The Latest – March 31, 2012 31 Mar 12

(Minneapolis, MN) — The Celtics dominated the Timberwolves last night 100-79. Kevin Love paced the Timberwolves with 22 points, but struggled shooting 5-of-18 from the field. The Celtics Kevin Garnett had 24 points, 10 rebounds and four assists in his return to Target Center. The T-Wolves have lost seven of their last ten games.

Gophers Look Forward To Offseason
(Minneapolis, MN) — The University of Minnesota men’s basketball team returned home yesterday after finishing as the runner-up team in the 75th annual National Invitational Tournament in New York City. Golden Gopher junior Rodney Williams of Minneapolis says he is looking forward to next season already and plans to spend a lot of time in the weight room this summer to get stronger. Head coach Tubby Smith says the players must get caught up on their school work over the next few days after traveling for much of the month of March. Stanford defeated Minnesota 75-51 in the title game on Thursday at Madison Square Garden.

Gopher Football
(Minneapolis, MN) — The Golden Gopher football team continues with spring workouts with a practice today at TCF Bank Stadium. Jerry Kill’s football team is in the midst of the spring football session, which allows teams to practice 15 times, culminating with a spring football game. This year’s Gopher Spring Game is set for April 21st.

(St. Paul, MN) — Wild defenseman Kyle Brodziak says Minnesota will go out and try to win each of their final five games this season, even if winning those games could force the club to slip in the NHL Entry Draft order. Brodziak says the Wild is a team full of professionals and they will play hard each and every night remaining in the season. Minnesota hosts Los Angeles tonight at the Xcel Energy Center at 7 p.m. The Wild have been eliminated from postseason contention.

Twins Split A Pair
(Undated) — The Twins split a pair of spring training games yesterday. Minnesota got a great pitching effort from Liam Hendriks in Dunedin, Florida and got past Toronto 4-1. Meanwhile, in Fort Myers, the Red Sox downed the Twins 9-7. Minnesota takes on the Pirates today in Fort Myers.


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