HIGH SCHOOL SCHEDULE
Mora @ Red Wing Boys Hockey on KCUE 1250 FM/ 98.9 FM and online at www.q-mediagroup.com/kcue at 7 pm.
Red Wing @ Mankato East
PEM @ Waseca @ Winona State University 4:30 pm
Zumbrota-Mazeppa @ Grand Meadows Girls Holiday Basketball Tournament
Kenyon-Wanamingo vs Kingsland @ Grand Meadows Girls Holiday Basketball Tournament
Pepin-Alma @ Elmwood
Goodhue @ Grand Meadow Boys Holiday Basketball Tournament
PEM vs Durand-Arkansaw @ Winona State University 3 pm
Wabasha-Kellogg @ Fillmore Central
Ellsworth @ Elmwood Boys Basketball
Pepin-Alma @ Elmwood Boys Basketball
The Timberwolves defense came back down to Earth during a 129-106 loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder at Paycom Center. Minnesota trailed by just six at halftime before being outscored 63-46 the rest of the way. Anthony Edwards had 25 points in the losing effort, and Mike Conley finished the night with 17. The Wolves remain in first place in the Western Conference at 22-and-7. Minnesota hosts Dallas tomorrow night.
The Minnesota Wild go for their fourth win in a row when they host the Detroit Red Wings at the Xcel Energy Center tonight. The Wild are coming off a 3-2 win over the Boston Bruins last Saturday. Minnesota is in seventh place in the Central Division with 34 points and a 15-13-and-4 record. Tonight's game starts at 7:00PM.
The Vikings will have to close out the 2023 season without one of their top pass-catchers. Head coach Kevin O'Connell announced yesterday that tight end TJ Hockenson will mess the rest of the season after injuring both his ACL and MCL during Minnesota's loss to the Lions on Sunday. Hockenson caught 95 passes for 960 yards and five touchdowns after signing a four-year extension in the offseason. The Vikings host the Packers this Sunday.
The Minnesota Gophers closed out their 2023 season with a 30-24 win over Bowling Green in the Quick Lane Bowl at Ford Field. Minnesota trailed by one at halftime before taking control of the game with a pair of third-quarter touchdowns. Bowling Green scored with under three minutes left in regulation to get within one possession, but Minnesota recovered the on-side kick and ran out the clock to seal the win. Cole Kramer passed for two touchdowns and ran for another while completing a career-high eight passes for 26 passing yards, the second highest total of his five-year collegiate career. Darius Taylor added 208 yards and a score on the ground. Minnesota finished the season with a 6-and-7 record and a 3-and-6 mark in Big Ten play.