— The Minnesota Timberwolves got back to .500 with a 126-106 win over the Utah Jazz at the Target Center. The Wolves offense clicked in the second half, scoring 74 points. Karl-Anthony Towns had a triple-double with 31 points, 11 rebounds, and 10 assists, and Jaden McDaniels pitched in with 22 points of his own. The 25-and-25 Wolves host the Nuggets tomorrow.
— The Minnesota Wild extended their point streak to nine games with a 4-3 win over the Islanders in New York. Kirill Kaprizov’s goal halfway through the third period put the Wild up by two and ended up being the game-winner. Brandon Duhaime, Joel Eriksson Ek, and Matt Boldy also lit the lamp for Minnesota, and Kevin Fiala had an assist to extend his point streak to eleven games. The 27-10-and-3 Wild are at Chicago on Wednesday.
— The Minnesota Vikings kept busy over the weekend as they search for their next head coach. The team interviewed Giants defensive coordinator Pat Graham for the position on Saturday. Minnesota also reportedly reached out to Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh to gauge his interest in returning to the NFL, and he is expected to formally interview with the team this week. Rams offensive coordinator Kevin O’Connell and 49ers defensive coordinator DeMeco Ryans will reportedly have their second interviews with the team during the next few days.
— The Minnesota Gophers played number-11 Wisconsin tough in a 66-60 loss at Kohl Center. Minnesota and the Badgers were tied at 60 with under two-and-a-half minutes left in the game before Wisconsin closed out the game on a 6-0 run. Payton Willis led the Gophers with 17 points in the loss. The 11-and-7 Gophers are now 2-and-7 in the Big Ten, and they host number-six Purdue on Wednesday.
— The Minnesota Lynx are reportedly adding another All-Star to the fold. The Athletic is reporting that five-time All-Star Angel McCoughtry has agreed to a deal to join Minnesota for the 2022 season. McCoughtry missed 2021 with a knee injury, but she averaged 14-point-four points in 22 games with Las Vegas in 2020.
) — In college hockey action this weekend, Minnesota split a two-game series against Notre Dame, UMD went 1-and-1 against Western Michigan, St. Cloud State had a loss and a tie against North Dakota, Minnesota State-Mankato swept its two-game set against Arizona State, and Bemidji State lost both of its games against Michigan Tech.