Sports Shorts 1.17.18 17 Jan 18

(Fargo, ND)  –  The Fighting Hawks got some revenge as they beat the rival Bison 86-77 in Fargo.  Marlon Stewart scored 20 points for North Dakota, which has won three straight to improve to 7-and-11 on the season.  Paul Miller netted 27 points to pace NDSU, which slipped to 10-and-9.  UND visits Northern Colorado on Saturday, while NDSU travels to Fort Wayne Saturday.

(Orlando, FL)  –  The Timberwolves were outscored by eight points in the fourth quarter as they lost to the Magic 108-102 in Orlando.  Jimmy Butler netted 28 points to lead Minnesota, which saw its five-game winning streak come to an end.  Karl-Anthony Towns tallied 15 points and 12 boards in the setback.  The Wolves visit the Houston Rockets tomorrow.

(Eden Prairie, MN)  –  The Vikings continue to prepare to face the Eagles in the NFC Championship Game on Sunday in Philadelphia.  The Vikes advanced with a dramatic 29-24 win over the Saints.  The Eagles edged the Atlanta Falcons 15-10 to advance.  The Patriots and Jaguars will meet in the AFC title game in Foxboro.

(Eden Prairie, MN)  –  Vikings center Pat Elflein has been named to the Pro Football Writers Association’s All-Rookie team.  Elflein started 14 games this season for the Vikes after being selected in the third round of the 2017 NFL Draft out of Ohio State.

(Minneapolis, MN)  –  The Twins finalized a two-year, 16.75-million-dollar contract with pitcher Addison Reed yesterday.  The deal was agreed to over the weekend.  Reed posted 19 saves and a 2.84 ERA in 77 games combined with the Red Sox and Mets last year.  The 29-year-old has 125 saves over seven big league seasons.

(St. Paul, MN)  –  The Wild are off until Saturday when the Tampa Bay Lightning come to town.  Minnesota has earned at least a point in four straight after Sunday’s 3-2 overtime loss to Vancouver.  The Wild are fifth in the Central Division with 53 points, good for the second wild card spot in the West.

(College Park, MD)  –  The Golden Gophers meet the Maryland Terrapins tomorrow in College Park.  Minnesota snapped its three-game skid with a 95-84 overtime win at Penn State on Monday.  The Gophers improved to 14-and-6 and 3-and-4 in Big Ten play.  The Terps are also 14-and-6 and 3-and-4.