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Last-second goal lifts Minnesota

PHILADELPHIA — Justin Holl scored a short-handed goal with 0.6 seconds left to give Minnesota a 2-1 win over North Dakota on Thursday night in the NCAA Frozen Four hockey semifinals.

Minnesota (28-6-6) will face Union College (31-6-4) in the title game Saturday. Union advanced to its first final with a 5-4 win over Boston College (28-8-4) in the first semifinal.

Minnesota's Holl scored his first goal of the season, beating Zane Gothberg to the glove side with a shot just inside the post.

Sam Warning opened the scoring for Minnesota with 9:09 left, and Connor Gaarder tied it for North Dakota (25-14-3) 32 seconds later. Adam Wilcox made 36 saves for Minnesota, and Gothberg stopped 26 shots.

Minnesota advanced to its 11th championship game and first since 2003, the year it won the last of its five titles.

Daniel Ciampini scored three goals, including the go-ahead goal in the third period for Union, which advanced to the final for the first time.

Tarkanian in hospital: Former UNLV basketball coach Jerry Tarkanian, 83, was admitted to a Las Vegas hospital after relatives said he was weak and having trouble breathing. Tarkanian, who was inducted last year into the Naismith Memorial Hall of Fame, remained sedated Thursday while doctors tried to find a cause for his ailments.

Miami: QB Ryan Williams, the leading candidate to start in the fall, had surgery for a torn right ACL and expects to play in 2014.

Michigan: Jon Horford, brother of former Gator Al Horford, plans to transfer for his final season of basketball eligibility.

Missouri: A police investigation of a suspected burglary involving receiver Dorial Green-Beckham was closed without an arrest, primarily because of reluctant witnesses who fear retaliation and harassment, the report said. Columbia police reported an 18-year-old student said Green-Beckham forced open her apartment door trying to see his girlfriend. The woman said Green-Beckham pushed her down at least four stairs. Coach Gary Pinkel put the junior on indefinite suspension. … Basketball coach Frank Haith kicked Zach Price, a transfer from Louisville, off the team. Price was arrested twice last week on four counts of suspicion of assault.

UNLV: The Rebels lost their appeal and will not be eligible for the Mountain West football title game or a bowl in 2014 after failing to reach the minimum Academic Progress Rate score.

Last-second goal lifts Minnesota 04/10/14 [Last modified: Friday, April 11, 2014 12:05am]
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