Minnesota Sports Briefs: Golden Gopher baseball and softball teams both winMinnesota Sports
-- Both the University of Minnesota baseball and softball teams were winners yesterday.
MINNEAPOLIS -- The University of Minnesota baseball won its fifth consecutive game with a 1-0 victory over Nebraska-Omaha yesterday at the Metrodome. The lone run of the game was scored in the bottom of the first inning for Minnesota and it was unearned. The Gophers are now 22-and-17 on the year and visiting Michigan State for a three-game set this weekend.
The Golden Gopher softball notched a pair of victories yesterday in a doubleheader sweep of North Dakota State in Minneapolis. Minnesota took the opener 4-0 and captured the nightcap 5-0. The Gophers are now 26-15 on the season and hosting nationally-ranked Michigan this weekend.
The Minnesota Timberwolves will try to put the brakes on their 11-game losing streak when they face the Pistons at The Palace this evening. Minnesota's streak was extended with a 91-84 loss to the Grizzlies on Tuesday. Tonight's affair tips off at 6:30 p.m.
Pat Head Summitt is retiring as women's head basketball coach at the University of Tennessee. The 59-year-old revealed last August that she was diagnosed with early onset dementia, but finished one final season on the bench. Summitt will remain with the program, but longtime assistant Holly Warlick will take over coaching duties. Summitt is the all-time winningest coach in NCAA basketball history with nearly eleven-hundred victories. She's been with the Lady Vols since 1974. Summitt won eight national titles and never had a losing season in 38 years.