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MINNESOTA SPORTS ROUND-UP: T-Wolves back at .500 with rout of Bobcats

MINNEAPOLIS ( - Nikola Pekovic poured in a game-high 26 points on 10-of-14 shooting from the field as the Minnesota Timberwolves cruised to a 119-92 win over the Charlotte Bobcats.

Kevin Love and Kevin Martin finished with 19 points apiece for the Timberwolves, who had dropped three of five entering the contest, with Love also pulling down 14 rebounds, Anthony Tolliver scored 21 points off the bench and Chris Douglas-Roberts finished with 16 for the Bobcats, losers in seven of their last eight games. Minnesota held a 29-28 lead after the first quarter. The T'Wolves quickly opened up a double-digit lead just under three minutes into the second with an 11-2 surge. Charlotte was able to get within eight, 42-34, following Kemba Walker's jumper, but the Wolves then went on a 24-9 run to stretch their spread to 66-43 before taking a 68-48 lead into the break. Minnesota's lead swelled to 31 points at 88-57, with 4 1/2 minutes left in the third and the Bobcats never got closer than 23 the rest of the way.


The No.1 ranked University of Minnesota women's hockey team returned to the ice with 6-0 shutout rout of Ohio State Friday evening infront of over 2,200 fans at Ridder Arena. Hannah Brandt led the Golden Gophers with three goals while teammate Dani Cameranesi had two goals and Rachel Bona also scored a goal. Cameranesi also had an assists while Kelly Terry and Maryanne Menefee both hadt two assists each. Winning goalie Amanda Leveille made 28 saves. The series concludes this afternoon at Ridder Arena in Minneapolis. Face-off time is 4:07 p.m.