TIPSHEET

KNOW THIS

The Timberwolves didn't win their 22nd game last season until March 16. So at least by that measure, this team — which won its 22nd game on Wednesday at Denver — is a month ahead of last season.

WATCH THIS

Someday you might get used to the Gophers playing Penn State in men's hockey at 5:30p.m. on a Friday (BTN). Now is as good a time as any to start trying, with both teams ranked in the top 10 and primed for the NCAA tournament.

RANDOM FANDOM

"Great win. It's always nice when you beat a team when you are not playing your best. [Nate] Mason was huge, along with [Jordan] Murphy and the unsung hero in this game goes to [Eric] Curry. Without his defense they wouldn't have won."

"kev5115" commenting on startribune.com about Gophers men's basketball.

TWEETED

"It's heeeeere: our ideal #Vikings offseason. What to do with AP? Who should they sign? Draft? We name names." — Vikings beat writer Matt Vensel, promoting the latest Access Vikings podcast on startribune.com.

@ mattvensel