Minnesota Sports Roundup: Pacers pound TimberwolvesMinnesota Sports
-- Roy Hibbert posted 27 points, 12 rebounds and four blocks as the Pacers pounded the Timberwolves, 107-91.
Roy Hibbert posted 27 points, 12 rebounds and four blocks as the Pacers pounded the Timberwolves, 107-91. David West added 13 points, 10 boards and six assists for Indiana, which has won two-of-three. George Hill chipped in with 16 points, six assists and five rebounds in the win. Coming off his first career triple-double on Tuesday, Ricky Rubio tallied 21 points, 10 assists and six caroms for Minnesota, which has lost three of its last four Luke Ridnour added 17 points for the T'wolves.
Minnesota Timberwolves forward Kevin Love had a follow-up appointment for his broken right hand on Wednesday in New York with Dr. Michelle Carlson of the Hospital of Special Surgery. It was determined that his right hand is healing properly and he will continue to increase his conditioning program but won't be re-evaluated again for another two to three weeks keeping him on the sidelines at least that long.
The Twins had a big rally against the Baltimore Orioles on Wednesday but in the end it wasn't enough. Second baseman Ray Olmedo clobbered a home run to right in the bottom of the 8th to complete a rally to put the Twins on top of Baltimore 4-3, but the 9th inning saw the Orioles account for six straight runs and beat Minnesota 9-4. Kevin Correia gave up two runs, one earned, in 4 2/3 innings - the longest start by a Twins pitcher this season. But it was the Orioles that got the best of relievers Josh Roenicke and Caleb Thielbar as they piled up six runs on five hits in the 9th to spell the demise of the Twins on this day. Today the Twins host Boston at 12:05.
The Minnesota Golden Gophers get the Big Ten Tournament under way this morning against Illinois in Chicago The Gophers lost their final two games of the regular season to finish ninth in the Big Ten at 8-and-10. They were 20-and-11 overall. The Illini earned the eighth seed after a 21-and-11 and 8-and-10 campaign. The two teams split their regular season matchups with the road team winning each game. The game tips off at 11 a.m. at the United Center.
The Minnesota Vikings announced the signing of a pair of unrestricted free agents on Wednesday afternoon. The Vikes inked both linebacker Erin Henderson along with wide receiver Jerome Simpson.
One day after taking a blind side hit from Ducks forward Corey Perry, Wild rookie Jason Zucker took to the ice to test his skating. Zucker left Tuesday nights game against the Ducks early in the second after suffering what the team is calling an upper body injury. Wednesday Zucker skated on his own and said he would take it "day by day" as to when he would rejoin his teammates.
Tonight the Minnesota Wild conclude their three game homestand by hosting the Colorado Avalanche. The Wild have split the first two games of the homestand with a win over Vancouver followed up by Tuesdays 2-1 loss to Anaheim. In that one the Wild controlled play through two periods only to see the Ducks score twice in the third period to snap the Wild's two game winning streak. Face off tonight from St. Paul is set for 7 p.m.