Upper Midwest Sports Headlines for Tuesday, March 6th:
Here is the latest Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota sports news from The Associated Press
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Matt Mooney scored 20 points on 8-of-10 shooting to help No. 2 seed South Dakota beat third-seeded Denver 76-58 in the Summit League Tournament semifinals. The Coyotes, who have won nine of their last 10 games since an 84-68 loss at Denver on Jan. 27, will play top-seeded South Dakota State in Tuesday’s championship game.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – David Jenkins Jr. had 24 points on 10-of-15 shooting and South Dakota State beat North Dakota State 78-57 in the Summit League Tournament semifinals. Mike Daum added 19 points and 11 rebounds for the top-seeded Jackrabbits (27-6), who won their 10th straight and matched the program record for wins in a season (2003-04 and 2011-12).
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – Minnesota Wild rookie forward Luke Kunin is out for the rest of the season with a torn ACL in his left knee. The Wild announced that Kunin suffered the tear during Sunday’s 4-1 win at Detroit. He is expected to have surgery in the coming weeks and return to play in about seven months. The 20-year-old was most recently recalled by the Wild on Feb. 27 and has recorded two goals and two assists in 19 games with Minnesota this season.