Sports Shorts 2.2.2018 02 Feb 18

(Minneapolis, MN)  –  Jimmy Butler dropped in a game-high 28 points as the Timberwolves blasted the Bucks 108-89 at the Target Center.  Karl-Anthony Towns tallied 24 points and 11 rebounds for the Wolves, who won for just the second time in six games.  The T’wolves host the Pelicans tomorrow.

(St. Paul, MN)  –  The Wild are back home to face the Western Conference-leading Vegas Golden Knights tonight at The X.  The team will then head to Dallas on Saturday and St. Louis next Tuesday.  The Wild have won five of their last seven to improve to 27-18-and-5.  They sit one point out of the second wild card.  Vegas leads the West with 72 points.

(Minneapolis, MN)  –  The Patriots square off with the Eagles in Super Bowl 52 on Sunday at US Bank Stadium.  New England is 5-and-4 all time in the Super Bowl, but 5-and-2 with Brady and head coach Bill Belichick.  Philadelphia has lost both of its previous two appearances, including Super Bowl 39 against these same Patriots.

(Ann Arbor, MI)  –  The Golden Gophers are on the road tomorrow to square off with 25th-ranked Michigan in Ann Arbor.  Minnesota has lost four straight and seven of its last eight overall to dip to 14-and-10 on the season including 3-and-8 in Big Ten play.  The Wolverines are 18-and-6 and 7-and-4.

 (Undated)  –  North Dakota State was crushed 82-63 at South Dakota State last night, while North Dakota edged Montana State 75-74.  The Bison fell to 12-and-11 on the season and 4-and-4 in Summit League action.  NDSU hosts South Dakota tomorrow.  The Fighting Hawks snapped a three-game skid and improved to 8-and-14 including 3-and-7 in Big Sky play.  UND hosts Montana tomorrow.