Lynx’ Christmas-Kelly out for the season

MINNEAPOLIS/ST. PAUL – The Minnesota Lynx announced Wednesday that an MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) taken in Bradenton, Florida revealed that Lynx forward Karima Christmas-Kelly has a ruptured right Achilles Tendon. Christmas-Kelly, who will see a foot and ankle specialist as she evaluates her options, will miss the remainder of the season. Further updates as to her progress will be issued when more information becomes available. The injury occurred during Tuesday night’s 90-66 loss to the Seattle Storm. In her 10th WNBA season, Christmas-Kelly holds career averages of 7.9 points, 3.7 rebounds and 1.3 assists in 22.9 minutes per game. Continue reading Lynx’ Christmas-Kelly out for the season

Wolves to open practice facility for workouts

Minneapolis-St. Paul – The Minnesota Timberwolves, working in conjunction with local government officials, infectious disease experts and public health authorities, today announced the team will open its practice facility at Mayo Clinic Square for voluntary player workouts beginning tomorrow, Thursday, May 21. Strict protocols have been designed to ensure this initial level of access will take place in a safe, controlled and healthy way. Beginning tomorrow, players who choose to will be able to access the Practice Facility at Mayo Clinic Square with the following safeguards in place: One coach and one player will be allowed on the floor at … Continue reading Wolves to open practice facility for workouts

Pitino names Jeff Mailhot as assistant coach

University of Minnesota head men’s basketball coach Richard Pitino announced Monday the addition of Jeff Mailhot to his staff as assistant coach. Mailhot has over a decade of college coaching experience, most recently serving in the same role at Iona College last season. “Jeff is a perfect fit for our program,” Pitino said. “He has advanced through all levels of basketball and has a proven reputation as a recruiter and hard worker. In addition to his coaching experience, he is a Minnesota native and has a great understanding of Gopher basketball. We are excited to add Jeff to our staff.” … Continue reading Pitino names Jeff Mailhot as assistant coach

Lynx Select Mikiah Herbert Harrigan with the Sixth Overall Pick in the 2020 WNBA Draft

MINNEAPOLIS/ST. PAUL – The Minnesota Lynx tonight selected Mikiah Herbert Harrigan from South Carolina with the sixth overall pick in the 2020 WNBA Draft. This marks the second straight year the Lynx have held the number six pick, last year drafting Napheesa Collier, who became the third sixth overall pick to win Rookie of the Year (Temeka Johnson 2005, Betty Lennox 2000) and the lowest draft selection since Johnson in 2005 to win the award. Herbert Harrigan, a 6-2 senior, played in 31 games (all starts) for the Gamecocks, averaging 13.1 ppg and a career-high 5.6 rpg. A 2017 NCAA … Continue reading Lynx Select Mikiah Herbert Harrigan with the Sixth Overall Pick in the 2020 WNBA Draft

Karl Anthony Towns mother dies of Covid19 complications

Statement from the Timberwolves: The Minnesota Timberwolves today issued the following statement regarding the passing of Karl-Anthony Towns’ mother Jacqueline Towns: “The Timberwolves organization is incredibly saddened to hear of the passing of Jacqueline Towns due to complications from COVID-19. In the four-plus years we were fortunate to know Jackie, she became part of our family. Her passion for life and for her family was palpable. As Karl’s number one fan, Jackie provided constant and positive energy for him and was beloved by our entire organization and staff at Target Center as she supported her son and the Timberwolves. The … Continue reading Karl Anthony Towns mother dies of Covid19 complications

Gopher men’s basketball promotes Conroy

University of Minnesota men’s basketball head coach Richard Pitino announced Saturday that assistant coach Ed Conroy has been elevated to the title of associate head coach. “Ed Conroy has been vital to our program’s success on and off the court since he has been here,” said Pitino. “He is a phenomenal recruiter and a terrific teacher of the game.  He has been integral in the development of our big men over the years. Conroy recently finished his fourth season in Minnesota and has spent more than 25 years in collegiate coaching. While with the Maroon and Gold, Conroy has worked … Continue reading Gopher men’s basketball promotes Conroy

Garnett named to Hall of Fame

Former Minnesota Timberwolves great Kevin Garnett has been elected into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. Garnett, who was originally drafted by the Wolves in 1995 headlines a group that includes Kobe Bryant and Tim Duncan. Ironically, Garnett goes into the Hall even before his number has been retired by the Wolves. Wolves owner Glen Taylor’s rocky relationship with Garnett has led to the delay in the honor for a franchise that has had so few high points. Taylor released this statement today regarding Garnett’s induction: “This is an honor so well deserved. We congratulate Kevin on being selected to … Continue reading Garnett named to Hall of Fame

Instant Replay: HS Hoops Game of the Year on AM 1440 Radio tonight (March 27)

If you’re missing high school sports like many, then beginning tonight at 8pm (Friday March 27) and for the next several Fridays tune in Minnesota Score Radio’s re-broadcast the top boys basketball games from this past season on AM-1440 KYCR Radio. Tonight’s featured game is the Section 6 quarterfinal overtime thriller between Armstrong and Wayzata. You can also listen live to the game online tonight at this link: http://player.listenlive.co/57061 or on the I-Heart Radio app at Business 1440 at AM 1440. Upcoming schedule of game re-broadcasts: Friday April 3    Cooper vs Hopkins   Section 6 Boys Basketball Championship Friday April … Continue reading Instant Replay: HS Hoops Game of the Year on AM 1440 Radio tonight (March 27)

HS Basketball Broadcast from March 11: Hopkins vs Cooper Section 6 Final

Click on the link below to listen to our final radio broadcast of the 2020 boys basketball season as the Hopkins Royals faced off versus the Cooper Hawks in the Section 6 Championship game. The game originally aired on AM 1440-KYCR. Click here to listen  Continue reading HS Basketball Broadcast from March 11: Hopkins vs Cooper Section 6 Final

572 Teams Come Together for Girls Grade State Championships

Story by Paul Langfellow and Wally Langfellow Photo gallery by Paul Langfellow It was a basketball bonanza on March 7 and 8, as 572 girls traveling teams from across Minnesota clashed in the 30th annual MYAS Girls Grade State Championships at 13 different locations. The tournament featured over 1100 games and is the largest of its kind for girls basketball, drawing more teams and players than any tournament throughout the season.   This year’s spectacle not only drew hundreds of teams and fans, but also served as an important  fundraiser benefiting many schools and youth programs. Doug Erlien, head girls basketball … Continue reading 572 Teams Come Together for Girls Grade State Championships