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MINNESOTA SPORTS ROUND-UP: T-Wolves torch Boston 106-88

MINNEAPOLIS ( - Kevin Love and Nikola Pekovic each posted double-doubles to power the Minnesota Timberwolves to a 106-88 rout of the Boston Celtics.

Love had 23 points and Pekovic 20, with each player pulling down 12 boards. Kevin Martin contributed 20 points for the Timberwolves, who beat the Celtics for the second straight time after 11 straight defeats to Boston. Avery Bradley scored 27 points and Vitor Faverani had nine points and 14 rebounds for the Celtics, losers of three in a row. 


Andre Hollins scored 26 points to carry the University of Minnesota men's basketball team to a 74-59 victory over the Richmond Spiders in non- conference play at the Robins Center in Richmond. Austin Hollins had 11 points and 11 rebounds for Minnesota (3-0) while Malik Smith added 11 points off the bench and Joey King chipped in 10, also as a reserve. Cedrick Lindsay scored 15 points on 5-of-16 shooting to lead Richmond (2-1). Deion Taylor added 11 points off the bench and Terry Allen secured 12 rebounds. Minnesota managed just a 40-37 lead at halftime by shooting 38.9 percent from the field, including a 4-of-14 effort from beyond the arc. The Spiders hit a superior 43.3 percent from the field but managed just 1-of-8 from 3-point range. After the break the Golden Gophers continued to struggle, netting just 35.5 percent from the floor, but it was enough to hold off Richmond, which had just nine field goals in the final 20 minutes. A 54-37 edge on the boards allowed Minnesota to own a 17-4 advantage in second chance points.   


The top-ranked University of Minnesota men's hockey team blanked Minnesota State Saturday evening 3-0 at Mariucci Arena. Scoring goals for the Golden Gophers were Jake Bischoff, Tom Sarratorre and Hudson Fasching. Sam Warning had two assists while Fasching had an assist as well. Michael Shirbowski got his first start in goal for the U and finished with 25 saves. Minnesota is 8-1-1 overall. The Gophers' series next weekend vs. Minnesota-Duluth has been changed to a Friday-Sunday series instead of Friday-Saturday because of the late start to the Wisconsin-Minnesota football game. Sunday's face-off is at 4 p.m.


Win No. 62 in a row for the University of Minnesota women's hockey team was 6-1 smashing of North Dakota Saturday afternoon in front of nearly 2,000 fans at Ridder Arena. Megan Wolfe scored twice while Hannah Brandt had a goal and two assists for the Golden Gophers. The U's Kelly Terry had a goal and an assist and Rachel Ramsey had two assists. UND outshot the Gophers 35-30 but winning goalie Amanda Leveille made 34 saves. The series concludes this afternoon at Ridder Arena in Minneapolis. Face-off is at 2:07 p.m.