Minnesota Basketball News: T-Wolves' Love suspended by NBAMinnesota Sports
-- Minnesota Timberwolves star Kevin Love has been suspended for two games for stepping on the upper body of Houston's Luis Scola during last Saturday's Minnesota victory at the Target Center.
MINNEAPOLIS -- Minnesota Timberwolves star Kevin Love has been suspended for two games for stepping on the upper body of Houston's Luis Scola during last Saturday's Minnesota victory at the Target Center.
The NBA made the announcement yesterday and Love will not appeal. He'll miss tonight's game at home against Sacramento and tomorrow's road trip to Memphis. Love says he will watch the games at home. He regrets his actions, but insists the misstep was an accident. Love admits he learned a lesson in being more careful where he is walking. Tonight's game against the Kings tips off at 7 p.m.
Timberwolves rookie guard Malcom Lee has been assigned to the NBA Developmental team in Sioux Falls. Lee was acquired by Minnesota in a draft night trade with Chicago. He underwent surgery on his knee in late December and will make his debut tonight for the Sioux Falls Skyforce. He has not appeared in a regular season NBA yet.
Sacramento's DeMarcus Cousins had a double-double with 28 points and 19 rebounds to lead the Kings over the New Orleans Hornets 100-92 in New Orleans on Monday. Tyreke Evans contributed 20 points and rookie Isaiah Thomas added 17 off the bench as the Kings won their third straight game. The Kings visit Minnesota tonight.
The University of Minnesota men's basketball team is set to hit the practice floor today, getting ready for Thursday's game against Wisconsin. Minnesota is coming off of a 69-61 road win at Nebraska on Sunday. The Badgers lost at home to No. 3 Ohio State on Saturday. Thursday's game will be the first of two games between the border rivals this season. Minnesota returns the trip, playing in Madison on February 28th. Thursday's game begins at 6 p.m.
The NSIC is out with its men's and women's basketball Players of the Week. Bemidji State junior guard Dermaine Crockrell of Mesa, Arizona is the men's honoree. He poured in a career-high 27 points to help the Beavers to a win over Minnesota-Duluthon Saturday. Winona State senior forward Michelle McDonald of Johnsburg, Illinois won this week's women's citation. She helped her team to a split of games against St. Cloud State and Concordia-St. Paul, averaging 17.5-points per game and 10.5-rebounds per contest.
The MIAC has released the names of the weekly winners in men's and women's basketball awards. Saint John's Aaron Barmore of Bloomington is the men's Player of the Week after leading the Johnnies to a pair of wins, including over rival St. Thomas. He hit all 12 of his field goal attempts over the two games. Saint Mary's junior guard Jessica Thone of Woodbury is the women's honoree. She helped her team go 2-and-1 in three conference last week.