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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Steven Crowl had 20 points and seven rebounds for 13th-ranked Wisconsin as the Badgers beat Minnesota 68-67 on Wednesday. Tyler Wahl added 12 points and 10 rebounds for the Badgers (22-5, 13-4), who tied for first place in the Big Ten with Purdue. Illinois is a half game behind.READ MORE: Chabot scores 2, including winner Senators Beat Wild 4-3Wisconsin hosts the fourth-seeded Boilermakers next week. Jamison Battle scored 17 points and Payton Willis and EJ Stephens each had 13 points for the Gophers (13-13, 4-13), who trailed their biggest deficit of the game at 59-51 before a pair of Willis 3-pointers powered an 8-0 run to tie. Badgers star Johnny Davis fouled out with 2:35 remaining and just 12 points. That sent Willis, who missed the last game with COVID-19 and came off the bench for the first time this season, to the line. He split the pair of shots to level the score at 62, the game’s eighth tie. Jordan Davis, the twin brother of Johnny Davis, made a layup with 2:18 left to go. Then Crowl hooked into the shot clock buzzer to make it 66-62. On a layup by Willis, the Gophers got back within two points, but Wahl worked the board to keep a Badgers miss alive and reset the shot clock. . Brad Davison, the leading free throw shooter in the Big Ten at 89.1%, hit two free throws to seal the win. The Gophers were 13-of-19 from the free throw line. Sophomore Crowl and fifth-year Davison: The Badgers were never more villainous than on this visit to the raised floor of their border-state rival at Williams Arena. Neath for a one-game suspension issued by the Big Ten for the handshake line fight with Michigan, leaving them short of their two best backup guards. Crowl and Wahl made this a big man game, another opponent took advantage of the small Gophers below. Wahl backed up sixth-year Eric Curry for a layup and two hook shots on three straight possessions to give the Badgers a 28-25 lead that they didn’t relinquish. The Gophers started with a big spark from their leading scorer, Battle, who scraped a high screen to drive and throw a one-handed dunk over Davis for a 20-15 lead. A little later, Battle unbalanced a shot clock shot from the wing with his smooth left hand and shrugged his way back to the defense. READ MORE: Minnesota’s Luke Loewe looking for 3-point shots, 3-Pound Bass IMBALANCE AT THE BORDER The Badgers have won 33 of the last 42 meeting with Minnesota since 1999, and coach Ben Johnson recently commented on how the Gophers They must do more to make this a real rivalry. Since reaching the Final Four in 1997, Minnesota has reached the NCAA Tournament just seven times and had just two top-four finishes in the Big Ten. Wisconsin has three Final Four appearances since then and is on pace for a 22nd trip to the NCAA Tournament and a 20th top-four finish in the conference standings during the past quarter-century. THIS IS 40 Nine players and head coach Jim Dutcher of the 1982 Gophers were recognized on the court in honor of the 40th anniversary of their Big Ten championship. Ryan Saunders represented his father, the late Flip Saunders, an assistant on that team. There were six eventual NBA draft picks on that team, including first-rounders Trent Tucker and Randy Breuer. in the conference with 20.9 points per game. They improved to 8-2 in true road games this season. Minnesota: The lack of depth around Curry has been a major problem, as evidenced by the worst shooting percentage on conference opponents the Gophers have allowed this season. UP NEXTWisconsin: Visit Rutgers on Saturday. The Badgers lost the first meeting 73-65 at home on February 12. Minnesota: Hosts Indiana on Sunday, the final home game for the Gophers and their eight seniors. MORE NEWS: Lindberg Takes Tommies Beyond Fighting Hawks 84-74(© Copyright 2022 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. Material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

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Gilbert Dominant On Mound To Lift Mariners Past Twins 5-0 – WCCO

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SEATTLE (AP) — At the rate he’s going, Logan Gilbert will find himself pitching in Los Angeles in the All-Star Game a month from now. -Batter in the Mariners’ 5-0 win over the Minnesota Twins on Tuesday night. depression. But the only thing everyone wanted to talk about afterwards was another excellent performance from Gilbert. “It sounds to me like he’s putting together an All-Star season,” Seattle manager Scott Servais said. “I think he’s certainly setting himself apart as one of the best starters in this league.” Gilbert cut his ERA to 2.22, struck out six and walked one. Gilberto Celestino, batting No. 9, and Carlos Correa hit two singles off Gilbert, but the rest of the Twins’ lineup was unsuccessful. The only time Minnesota threatened was in the sixth with runners on first and second and two out, but Gilbert struck out Max Kepler on a 3-2 pitch. It was the fourth time this year that Gilbert won after a loss in Seattle. “I’m trying to always set the tone when it’s my day, and get ahead and keep zeros on the board and give us a chance to win,” Gilbert said. . “So win or lose, that’s my job. And that’s what I’ve tried to go out and do.” Gilbert (7-2) has allowed three runs or fewer in 12 of his 13 starts this season. He has pitched at least six innings in six straight outings, and only Seattle, wanting to keep the pitching countdown down against the Twins a bit, prevented Gilbert from entering the seventh inning. just a bunch of positive things combined,” Twins manager Rocco Baldelli said. “He made good pitches when he had to.” Erik Swanson, Diego Castillo and Matt Festa each worked an inning of relief to finish the shutout. home run an inning later to chase down Minnesota starter Joe Ryan. Sam Haggerty added an RBI double in the seventh. Seattle had scored three runs or fewer in four of the previous six games. The Mariners are 25-10 when scoring four or more this season, even if Gilbert didn’t need that much support.READ MORE: Buxton Homers Vs Seattle Again, Twins Top Mariners 3-2“When he goes out, it’s business, and playing behind a guy like that, he’s a lot of fun,” France said. “The game just flows. Hopefully we can get some racing support tonight.” Ryan (5-3) made his first start since he was placed on the COVID-19 disabled list on May 25. He retired 11 of his first 12 batters before Julio Rodriguez doubled with one. out in the fourth, and Suarez followed with an impressive home run down the left field line. An inning later with Ryan working, France hit a broken ball hanging on the first pitch. Ryan allowed five hits and struck out three in 4 2/3 innings. Injured back that the team expected and would be imagining a bit to see if there is something else at stake. Polanco has sat out the last two games. Mariners: SS JP Crawford was ruled out about an hour before first pitch after experiencing flu-like symptoms, Servais said. Crawford was ready to bat in the leadoff spot. Dylan Moore replaced him at shortstop. Servais seemed pessimistic that Crawford would be able to play Wednesday. … Jesse Winker was given the night off. Servais had planned to give each of his outfielders a day off during this stay at home, but Winker has been a huge disappointment at the plate. He is batting just .208 and has six hits in his last 39 at-bats. ROSTER MOVEMENT To make room for Ryan, the Twins designated Elliot Soto for the INF assignment a day after he was drafted out of Triple-A St. Paul. Soto did not appear in his only game with the Twins. Baldelli was hopeful Soto would remain in the organization if he clears waivers.UP NEXTTwins: Right-hander Sonny Gray (3-1, 2.41 ERA) is expected to be reinstated from the 15-day disabled list after missing time for a strain in the right pectoral. Gray hasn’t started for the Twins since May 29 when he pitched six innings against Kansas City. Mariners: LHP Marco Gonzales (3-6, 3.63) is making his 13th start of the season. Gonzales lasted 4 1/3 innings in his last start against Boston, allowing two runs on two hits with a career-high six walks. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

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Storm wins for fourth straight time to extend Lynx losing streak – WCCO

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Breanna Stewart scored 29 points, including a go-ahead basket with 42.6 seconds left, and the Seattle Storm beat the Minnesota Lynx 81-79 on Tuesday night for their fourth straight victory. Stewart floated into the lane to break a 79-all tie. After Minnesota was left empty-handed at the other end on a lopsided layup attempt by Moriah Jefferson, Stewart dribbled the clock past it to Jewell Loyd, who missed a contested shot down the lane. But Stewart grabbed the offensive rebound and knocked him out to run out time. Epiphanny Prince made four 3-pointers in the first five minutes of the fourth quarter and finished with 15 points for Seattle (9-5). Loyd added 13 points, including a 3-point play for a 57-54 lead after Seattle started the third quarter on an 18-8 run. Sue Bird did not play due to illness other than COVID. Breanna Stewart (Credit: Steph Chambers/Getty Images) Stewart had 15 points in the first half, but Seattle still trailed 46-39. The Storm finished 12 of 27 from 3-point range. Kayla McBride scored 20 points for Minnesota (3-12), including a 3-pointer to tie it at 79-all with 52 seconds left. Jessica Shepard added 12 points, Nikolina Milic added 11 points and the Aerial Powers had 10 points and seven assists. Minnesota, which has lost four straight, outscored Seattle 51.5% to 38.4 but gave it up 15 times. (© Copyright 2022 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

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‘We are only here to win’: Benilde-St. Margaret’s Boys Lacrosse team seeks fifth state championship – WCCO

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ST. LOUIS PARK, Minn. (WCCO) — They’re young, but they’re not insecure. “We are very confident. We know we are the best team in the state. It all comes down to whether we all play together,” said Benilde-St. Margaret’s senior spiker, Cam Gelling. READ MORE: ‘Take What’s Ours’: Championship Softball Turns Ruthless In FinalsThe Benilde-St. Margaret’s boys are back in the state, for the fifth year in a row, undefeated and in first place. “We know what to expect. We know the splendor around the state tournament,” said BSM Head Coach Rob Hunt. Margaret’s has been a sure success, winning the first state title in 2007 and last year. This week they go for title number five. (Credit: CBS) “I think it would just continue to cement our show as one of the best shows in Minnesota, if not the Midwest,” Hunt said. “We want to continue to help elevate the game not just locally, but for the entire state.” READ MORE: MSHSL passes name, image, and likeness policy for student athletes“It would mean a lot to us, especially going back,” Gelling said. The Red Knights have a reputation for winning every game. “I think you’re everyone’s target. Some people have said that. It really doesn’t affect us. We’re just here to win,” junior midfielder Brad Little said. Still, they try to reframe the narrative. “At one point this year, we positioned ourselves in our own locker room as if we were the chasers,” Hunt said. . “We were going to go out and hunt everyone down and let everyone know that we were still here. As the year progressed, it became clear that we were one of the best teams in the state. And we were going to get the best shot of all.” MORE NEWS: The Chanhassen HS lacrosse team is enjoying a dominant season despite few home game opportunities They are ready for whoever comes to take their place at the top.

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