Here is the latest Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota sports news from The Associated Press
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Latavius Murray rushed for 95 yards and two touchdowns for Minnesota and the Vikings smothered the NFL’s highest-scoring offense in a 24-7 win over the Los Angeles Rams in a matchup of NFC division leaders. Case Keenum completed 27 of 38 passes for 280 yards and no turnovers against the team that benched him last season for first overall draft pick Jared Goff. The Vikings improved to 8-2 with their sixth straight victory. The Rams fell to 7-3 with an end to their four-game winning streak.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Andre Drummond had 20 points and 16 rebounds, Tobias Harris and Avery Bradley added 18 points each and the Detroit Pistons outlasted the Minnesota Timberwolves 100-97. Harris hit two free throws with 3.3 seconds remaining, and Jimmy Butler’s last-second 3-point attempt rattled out to draw a loud groan from the crowd as the Pistons snapped their two-game skid and Minnesota’s three-game streak.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Jordan Murphy had 23 points and 11 rebounds, and No. 14 Minnesota cruised past Western Carolina 92-64 on Sunday. Five Gophers scored in double figures, and coach Richard Pitino leaned heavily on his bench as Minnesota played the first of a four-game stretch this week. Amir Coffey had 15 points, Dupree McBrayer scored 14, Nate Mason had 13 and Isaiah Washington scored 10. Murphy posted his fourth straight double-double to start the season.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) – Isaac Copeland had 19 of his 30 points in the first half and Nebraska opened up an early double-digit lead and defeated North Dakota 92-70. Nebraska (3-1) hit six of its first nine shots, taking a 15-5 lead on Copeland’s layup with 15:13 left in the first half.