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ST. PAUL — Nazem Kadri scored the go-ahead goal late in the third period, and Zach Hyman had two goals as the visiting Toronto Maple Leafs defeated the Minnesota Wild 5-3 in St. Paul, Minn., on Saturday night, Dec. 1. Kadri scored his eighth goal this season at 16:40 of the third on a puck deflected in front of the goal after a strong rush by Connor Brown. Hyman added his sixth goal of the season into an empty net at 19:04 of the third.
MINNEAPOLIS — Jordan Murphy scored 24 points and grabbed 16 rebounds Friday night, Nov. 30, as Minnesota built up an 18-point second half lead, then held off a furious Oklahoma State comeback for an 83-76 win at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis. Isaiah Washington added 15 points for the Golden Gophers, who improved to 6-1. Freshman Gabe Kalscheur tallied 14, including a 3-pointer with 4:34 left that gave Minnesota a 77-68.
ARLINGTON, Texas -- Dak Prescott passed for 248 yards and a touchdown, and cornerback Jourdan Lewis intercepted a side-arm pass by Drew Brees late in the fourth quarter to lift the Dallas Cowboys to a 13-10 victory over the New Orleans Saints Thursday night, Nov. 29, at AT&T Stadium.
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Riley Nash's first goal as a member of the Columbus Blue Jackets proved to be the game-winner in a 4-2 victory over the visiting Minnesota Wild on Thursday, Nov. 29. At the 4:34 mark of the second period, Nash collected his breakthrough goal after redirecting a Zach Werenski attempt toward the net. Nash also recorded an assist, giving him as many points on Thursday as he had in his previous 23 games since joining the Blue Jackets as a free agent last summer.
MINNEAPOLIS -- Robert Covington scored 21 points in three quarters of action to lead a balanced offense that saw seven Minnesota players score in double figures as the Timberwolves routed the visiting San Antonio Spurs 128-89 on Wednesday, Nov. 28.
ST. PAUL -- Josh Archibald scored his first two goals of the season, the second on a breakaway midway through the third period, and the Arizona Coyotes broke a four-game losing streak with a 4-3 comeback victory over the Minnesota Wild on Tuesday, Nov. 27. The Coyotes, who had only one shot on goal in the second period, scored three goals in the first nine minutes of the third period, two by Archibald and one by Michael Grabner, to overcome a 3-1 deficit.
BOSTON — Reserve Nik Popovic scored all 18 of his points after halftime and Boston College pulled away in the second half for a 68-56 victory over visiting Minnesota on Monday night, Nov. 26, in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge.
HOUSTON — Demaryius Thomas recorded two touchdown receptions, and Lamar Miller set a franchise record with his second-quarter dash as the Houston Texans extended their winning streak to eight games with a 34-17 victory over the visiting Tennessee Titans on Monday, Nov. 26. Thomas posted his first multi-touchdown game since Week 15 of 2015 by finding the end zone for the first time with the Texans (8-3), who maintained their two-game lead over the Indianapolis Colts (6-5) in the AFC South.
CLEVELAND — Karl-Anthony Towns scored 21 points and grabbed nine rebounds on Monday, Nov. 26, to lead the visiting Minnesota Timberwolves to a 102-95 win over Cleveland. Robert Covington scored 24 points on 8 of 12 from the field, including 4-for-7 from 3-point range. Derrick Rose came off the Minnesota bench and continued to shoot well, hitting 6 of 13 and finishing with 12 points and four assists.
MADISON, Wis. -- Paul Bunyan's Axe is finally returning to Minneapolis after Minnesota defeated Wisconsin 37-15 in Big Ten play at Madison, Wis., on Saturday, Nov. 24. Entering the contest, Wisconsin had beaten Minnesota 14 straight times, including 11 in a row in Madison. In a season full of ups and downs, the Gophers ended the regular season on a strong note behind a solid rushing attack and a defense that intercepted three passes.