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'He needs to get the ball more.' C-Webb gushes over J.P. Macura

The TBS announcers during Thursday night's Sweet 16 shocker showed a lot of love for Lakeville North graduate J.,P. Macura as his 11th-seeded Xavier team rallied to beat No. 2-seed Arizona.

Buzzer-beater II: Goggleye a deadeye from half-court (and ESPN notices)

North Woods forward Tate Olson (15) celebrates on the floor with guard Cade Goggleye (3) after Goggleye hit a buzzer beating 3-pointer to beat Central Minnesota Christian in the 1A state tournament quarterfinals.

Sophomore Cade Goggleye sent North Woods into the 1A boys' basketball semifinals with the state high school basketball tournament's second dramatic buzzer-beater in two days.

Twenty years ago: Recalling Red Lake's 'greatest comeback' ever

Red Lake Warrior fans cheered during the boys' basketball Class 1A quarterfinals at Williams Arena, Thursday, March 23, 2017 in Minneapolis, MN.

It was 1997 when Wabasso beat Red Lake 119-113 in a wild 1A basketball semifinal. But what Ogichidaag fans (and others) still talk about is how Red Lake rallied from 14 points down with 75 seconds left to force the overtime.

Pat Neshek stars in World Baseball Classic for his funky motion, eagle statue

The right-handed reliever is a Park Center High School product and former Twins draft pick, who has played for a number of teams since leaving Minnesota.

Brett Favre, 47, still has extreme zip throwing footballs

A clip making the social media rounds Wednesday shows Brett Favre, 47, slinging footballs while working out with Falcons cornerback Robert Alford.

Hero's return: North High legend El-Amin back at state tournament

Khalid El-Amin, the star of Minneapolis North's three consecutive state championships teams from 1995-1997, returned to the tournament Wednesday where he is trying to start a career in broadcasting.

Watch Champlin Park's game-winning, buzzer-beating desperation shot

Sam Dubois left of Champlin celebrated his winning 3 point basket with teammate McKinley Wright during quarterfinal class 4A basketball action at Target Center Wednesday March 22 2017 in Minneapolis, MN.

Sam Dubois isn't one of the big name players for undefeated Champlin Park. But it was his shot that put the No. 1-seeded team in the 4A semifinals.

'Mr. Hockey' Mittelstadt moves on from state tournament heartache

Tthe Gophers recruit and projected first-round NHL draft pick returned to his USHL team in Green Bay and tallied six points in his first three games.

KG tells Larry Fitzgerald: 'I knew you were destined for something great'

Fitzgerald, the NFL star and Minnesota native, and ex-Wolves star Garnett discussed their love for 'the 612' and much more on the set of the NBA on TNT's Area 21.

January, Johnson, other Minnesotans shine in NCAA women's tournament

Though none of their teams advanced to the Sweet 16, there were several standout performances from the group.

Want to add Gophers recuit Isaiah Washington to NBA 2k17? Here's how

If you can't wait to see future Gophers star Isaiah Washington on your TV screen or monitor, here's how to create him for the NBA 2k17 video game.

Minnesotans represent state well in first weekend of March Madness

Lakeville North grad J.P. Macura helped lead Xavier to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA men's basketball tournament. Other Minnesotans put in impressive performances for teams that have been eliminated.

Frozen Four predictions: A Gophers-UMD game for the title?

The Gophers earned the NCAA tournament's fourth overall seed and are the Northeast Region's top team. Yet, the early sentiment is the Gophers will be ousted sometime in the first weekend of action.

Big Ten recovers from slow start in NCAA tournament

The Gophers lost the Big Ten's first tournament game, but the conference rallied to finish first day 3-2.

Banged-up roster will test depth of U men's hockey team

The Gophers are without two of their top underclassmen entering the postseason eyeing a No. 1 seed in the NCAA tournament.

Ex-Viking Patterson's message to Adrian Peterson: Come to Oakland

Cordarrelle Patterson signed a two-year contract with Oakland this week and is soaking in all the love he is feeling from the new fan base, something he would like to share with Peterson.

The Gophers are ... underdogs? What's up with that?

Gophers junior guard Nate Mason

The Gophers are not the first 5 seed to get underdog treatment. According to ESPN's Chalk webpage, six 12 seeds have been favored, but none since 1999.

Ride divided: Families of Gophers, MTSU players carpool to Milwaukee

Gophers freshman forward Eric Curry and Middle Tennessee freshman guard Tyron Dixon are best friends and former high school basketball teammates

Five things Vikings fans should know about Latavius Murray

Oakland Raiders running back Latavius Murray (28) carries the ball against the Houston Texans in the second quarter of the AFC Wild Card Playoff at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas, on Saturday, Jan. 7, 2017. The Texans won, 27-14. (Jose Carlos Fajardo/Bay Area News Group/TNS) ORG XMIT: 1195715

Ball security is an area of strength for Murray. He has seven career fumbles and only turned the ball over twice. He only fumbled once in college.

Little love here: Insiders aren't big on Gophers tournament chances

A roundup of predictions from college basketball insiders reveal Middle Tennessee a very popular post to beat the Gophers despite the Blue Raiders' No. 12 seed.