DALLAS (AP) - Jimmy Butler led a balanced set of Minnesota starters with 21 points and the Timberwolves ended a five-game losing streak in Dallas with a 111-87 victory over the Mavericks. Minnesota won in Dallas for the first time since March 19, 2014. The Northwest Division-leading Timberwolves outscored lowly Dallas 68-32 in the second half to win for the eighth time in 10 games.
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) - Svi Mykhailiuk scored a career-high 27 points, Lagerald Vick finished with 22 and fourth-ranked Kansas routed Summit League favorite South Dakota State 98-64. Udoka Azubuike added 17 points and Malik Newman had 13 for the Jayhawks, while Mike Daum led the Jackrabbits with 21 points and 11 rebounds.
EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) - Minnesota tries to become bowl-eligible while Northwestern goes for its sixth straight win when the teams meet on Saturday. Golden Gophers coach P.J. Fleck and the Wildcats' Pat Fitzgerald have a strong bond. Fleck recalls advice he got about running a program over lunch years ago from Fitzgerald that still resonates. He remembers Fitzgerald telling him "we manage machines. We lead people."
MILWAUKEE (AP) - Bryndan Matthews scored 20 points, Cody Carlson had a perfect night shooting and Division II Concordia-St. Paul used a scorching first half to stun Milwaukee 69-55. Carlson finished with 18 points, making all seven of his shots with four 3-pointers for the Golden Bears (2-2). The Panthers (2-1) were coming off a 74-56 win over Iowa State.
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