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SPORTS Wednesday, February 21, 2024



Faribault 7 Red Wing 2 Section 1A Playoff

Red Wing 63 Winona 36 Girls Basketball

Red Wing 62 Winona 61 Boys basketball

Wabasha-Kellogg 76 Dover-Eyota 62 Boys Basketball

Cannon Falls 75 Zumbrota-Mazeppa 46 Boys Basketball

Plainview-Elgin-Millville 81 St. Charles 68 Boys Basketball

Kasson-Mantorville 74 Byron 73  Boys Basketball

The Wild's six-game point streak came to an end with a 6-3 loss against the Winnipeg Jets at Canada Life Centre. Minnesota gave up the first three goals of the game, but Marco Rossi scored at the end of the second period to bring the Wild within two. However, the Jets scored twice in a minute during the middle of the third period to put the game away. Rossi had two goals in the losing effort, while Kirill Kaprizov also lit the lamp. Minnesota remains tied for fifth place in the Central Division with 58 points and a 26-24-and-6 record. The Wild are at Edmonton on Friday.

The Timberwolves will spend the rest of the week gearing up for the second half of the NBA season. The Timberwolves return from the All-Star break with a game against the Milwaukee Bucks at Target Center on Friday. Minnesota is on a four-game winning streak after a 128-91 win over the Portland Trail Blazers last Thursday. The Wolves remain in first place in the Western Conference at 39-and-16. Friday's game tips off at 9:00PM.

Wisconsin is now 18-and-9 on the college basketball season after a 74-70 win over Maryland. The Badgers visit Indiana on Tuesday night. Elsewhere, Number-8 Marquette is 19-and-6 and hosts DePaul tonight, while the 14-and-13 Milwaukee Panthers play host to Youngstown State on Friday night.

Wisconsin football could play at an iconic stadium next season. According to Wildcat Report, Northwestern is expected to play Wisconsin at Lambeau Field on October 19th. The Wildcats are undergoing renovations and would be the designated "home" team in the matchup.

Meanwhile, the College Football Playoff is officially expanding. The CFP board of managers unanimously approved a model that will guarantee the five highest-ranked conference champions' inclusion in the expanded 12-team field this fall, along with the next seven highest-ranked teams.

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