NCAAMBKB – Men’s College Basketball
Michigan 68, Northwestern 51
Michigan 68, Northwestern 51 – Michigan earns 2nd road win, tops Northwestern 68-51
Hunter Dickinson scored 19 points and Michigan pulled away in the second half to earn a 68-51 win on the road, completing a season sweep of Northwestern on Thursday night. The victory is just the second win away from home for the Wolverines this season and the first since they knocked off Minnesota in their Big Ten Conference opener December 8 in Minneapolis. Dickinson was 5 of 5 from the free-throw line and is 22 of 24 from the line over his last five games. Kobe Bufkin finished with a double-double, scoring 15 points and grabbing 12 rebounds. He added eight assists, two steals and a block. Michigan returns home to play host to Ohio State on Sunday..
Eastern Michigan at Ball State, 6:30 p.m.
Michigan State at Rutgers, 12:00 p.m. at Madison Square Garden, NYC Superhits 103.7 Cosy-FM 11:00
Wake Forest at Notre Dame, 1:00 p.m.
Buffalo at Western Michigan, 2:30 p.m.
Central Michigan at Toledo, 7:00 p.m.
Ohio State at Michigan, 1:00 p.m. News/Talk/Sports 94.9 WSJM 12:30
NBA – National Basketball Association
Los Angeles Lakers 112, Indiana Pacers 111
Chicago Bulls 114, Charlotte Hornets 98
Bulls 114, Hornets 98 – Dosunmu, White lead way as Bulls beat Hornets 114-98
Ayo Dosunmu matched a season high with 22 points, Coby White scored 20 points and the Chicago Bulls overcame shaky outings by DeMar DeRozan and Zach LaVine to beat the Charlotte Hornets 114-98 on Thursday night. Dosunmu made 9 of 10 shots, and White hit three 3-pointers. Nikola Vucevic added 17 points and 12 rebounds, and Andre Drummond had 15 points and 11 rebounds. The Bulls used a big third quarter to turn a four-point halftime lead into an 85-70 advantage heading to the fourth. Terry Rozier scored 23 points for Charlotte. LaMelo Ball, coming off a triple-double Tuesday night in a loss at Milwaukee, added 19 points, eight rebounds and six assists before getting ejected with 1:21 remaining.
Lakers 112, Pacers 111 – James closes in on scoring record, Lakers rally past Pacers
LeBron James had 26 points and pulled within 63 points of becoming the NBA’s career scoring champ as the Los Angeles Lakers rallied to beat the Indiana Pacers 112-111. James gave Los Angeles its first lead on a 3-pointer with 2:35 left in the game, and Anthony Davis’ 11-footer with 35.1 seconds to go proved the decisive basket. James has 38,325 career points, just behind Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s NBA’s scoring record of 38,387 points. Aaron Nesmith scored a career-high 24 points, newly minted All-Star Tyrese Haliburton had 26 and Myles Turner added 20 for Indiana. When Buddy Hield’s 17-foot jumper clanked off the rim in the closing seconds, Indiana lost its fourth in a row.
Charlotte Hornets at Detroit Pistons, 7:00 p.m.
Sacramento Kings at Indiana Pacers, 7:00 p.m.
Phoenix at Detroit, 7:00 p.m.
Portland at Chicago, 8:00 p.m.
Cleveland at Indiana, 5:00 p.m.
NCAAWBKB – Women’s College Basketball
(18) Michigan 74, Illinois 57
(9) Notre Dame 72, Boston College 59
Nebraska 71, Michigan State 67
(18) Michigan 74, Illinois 57 – Brown leads No. 18 Michigan women to 74-57 win over Illinois
Leigha Brown scored 27 points to propel No. 18 Michigan to a 74-57 victory over Illinois. Brown sank 10 of 13 shots from the floor and all seven of her free throws for the Wolverines (18-5, 8-4 Big Ten Conference). She added five assists and four rebounds. Maddie Nolan and Emily Kiser scored 10 points apiece. Kiser snagged six rebounds. Kendall Bostic and Genesis Bryant both had 18 points to pace the Fighting Illini (17-6, 7-5).
(9) Notre Dame 72, Boston College 59 – Miles, Citron lead No. 9 Irish past Boston College 72-59
Olivia Miles combined with Sonia Citron to score 14 straight points in the fourth quarter, when No. 9 Notre Dame pulled away from Boston College to win 72-59. Miles scored 22 points with 10 assists and eight rebounds. Citron scored 23, and KK Bransford scored 10 points with eight rebounds to help the Irish bounce back from their first league loss of the season. They lost to North Carolina State on Sunday. Maria Gakdeng scored 16 points for BC..
Akron at Western Michigan, 12:00 p.m.
Eastern Michigan at Central Michigan, 1:00 p.m.
(16) Duke at (9) Notre Dame, 1:00 p.m.
(18) Michigan at Michigan State, 3:00 p.m.
NHL – National Hockey League
NHL All Star Game, 3:00 p.m. at FLA Live Arena (Florida Panthers)
NFL – National Football League
AFC vs. NFC, 3:00 p.m. NFL Pro Bowl (Flag Football game)
NFL – Tom Brady’s plate remains full after retirement announcement
Tom Brady’s future figures to be busy. The seven-time Super Bowl-winning quarterback’s retirement announcement ended speculation about if and where Brady might want to play next season, opening the door for numerous off-the-field endeavors that could occupy his time. The 45-year-old future Hall of Famer, who said Wednesday that he’s retiring for good, already has numerous commercial endorsements and an extensive business portfolio that includes the TB12 health and fitness company. Whatever Brady chooses to do one thing is certain, he has no shortage of career options after hanging up his football cleats.
NFL – Bengals’ Joe Mixon charged with pointing gun at woman
Cincinnati Bengals running back Joe Mixon has been charged in a warrant with pointing a gun at a woman and threatening her. Mixon faces a misdemeanor charge of aggravated menacing, according to documents filed Thursday in Hamilton County Municipal Court and obtained by The Associated Press. No attorney is listed for him in court records. According to the warrant, Mixon pointed the gun at the woman and told her, “You should be popped in the face. I should shoot you, the police (can’t) get me.” The incident occurred on Jan. 21, the day before the Bengals beat the Buffalo Bills in a divisional-round playoff game.
NCAAFB – AP sources: Saban talks with Notre Dame’s Rees about OC job
Notre Dame offensive coordinator Tommy Rees has spoken with Alabama coach Nick Saban about filling a vacancy on the Crimson Tide’s coaching staff. The former Fighting Irish quarterback was scheduled to be in Tuscaloosa on Thursday. Alabama needs to replace offensive coordinator Bill O’Brien, who has returned to the NFL to be the OC for the New England Patriots. Alabama will be breaking in a new starting quarterback next season after Heisman Trophy winner Bryce Young declared for the NFL draft.
MCCAA – Junior College Athletics
Lake Michigan College at Southwestern Michigan, 1:00 p.m.
Lake Michigan College at Southwestern Michigan, 3:00 p.m.
MHSAA – High School Sports
Kalamazoo Central 72, Gull Lake 46
Centreville 73, Mendon 54
Hartford 55, Bangor 33
- Brody Johnson led Hartford with 20 points while Caiden Smith added 13 points in the Huskies 55-35 win over Bangor. Julien Rodart chipped in another 10 for the Huskies.
Lawrence 58, Comstock 57
- Lawrence evened their record at 7-7 win a narrow 58-57 win over Comstock. John Schuman and Zander Payment each had 15 points in the win for the Tigers. Tim Coombs added 10.
Lakeshore 55, St. Joseph 38
- Lakeshore jumped out to a 21-6 lead after the first quarter and never trailed in the game as the Lancers beat St. Joseph 55-38 at the Lancer Gym on Thursday. Emily Lockman had a game high 23 points for the Lancers, who improved to 11-4 on the season. St. Joe falls to 5-9 got 13 points from Jaslynn Ward and 11 points from Eleah Hedstrom.
Portage Central 42, Mattawan 40
Portage Northern 44, Kalamazoo Loy Norrix 31
Battle Creek Lakeview 30, Battle Creek Central 30
Our Lady of the Lake 43, River Valley 35
- Abby Schrauben had a game high 16 points for Our Lady of the Lake in a 43-35 win over River Valley.
Buchanan 52, Brandywine 41
Allegan 35, Bridgman 27
Lakeshore at St. Joseph, 7:00 p.m. 94.9 WSJM
Portage Central at Mattawan, 7:00 p.m.
Portage Northern at Loy Norrix, 7:00 p.m.
BC Lakeview at BC Central, 7:00 p.m.
Dowagiac at Benton Harbor, 7:00 p.m.
Buchanan at Brandywine, 7:00 p.m.
Niles at Otsego, 7:15 p.m.
Vicksburg at Paw Paw, 7:15 p.m.
Edwardsburg at Three Rivers, 7:15 p.m.
Sturgis at Plainwell, 7:15 p.m.
Allegan at Bridgman, 7:15 p.m.
Watervliet at South Haven, 7:15 p.m.
Fennville at Coloma, 7:15 p.m.
Lawton at Schoolcraft, 7:15 p.m.
Martin at Gobles, 7:15 p.m.
Saugatuck at Galesburg-Augusta, 7:15 p.m.
Kalamazoo Christian at Kalamazoo Hackett, 7:15 p.m.
Constantine at Parchment, 7:15 p.m.
Holland Black River at Delton-Kellogg, 7:15 p.m.
Covert at Countryside, 6:00 p.m.
Howardsville Christian at Eau Claire, 7:30 p.m.
New Buffalo at Michigan Lutheran, 7:30 p.m.
Our Lady of the Lake at River Valley, 7:30 p.m.
Decatur at Bloomingdale, 7:30 p.m.
Cassopolis at Marcellus, 7:30 p.m.
Kalamazoo Central at Gull Lake, 7:00 p.m.
Dowagiac at Benton Harbor, 5:30 p.m.
Niles at Otsego, 6:00 p.m.
Vicksburg at Paw Paw, 6:00 p.m.
Edwardsburg at Three Rivers, 6:00 p.m.
Sturgis at Plainwell, 6:00 p.m.
Fennville at Coloma, 6:00 p.m.
Lawton at Schoolcraft, 6:00 p.m.
Martin at Gobles, 6:00 p.m.
Saugatuck at Galesburg-Augusta, 6:00 p.m.
Kalamazoo Christian at Kalamazoo Hackett, 6:00 p.m.
Constantine at Parchment, 6:00 p.m.
Holland Black River at Delton-Kellogg, 6:00 p.m.
Michigan Lutheran at New Buffalo, 6:00 p.m.
Howardsville Christian at Eau Claire, 6:00 p.m.
Hartford at Bangor, 7:30 p.m.
Decatur at Bloomingdale, 6:00 p.m.
Mendon at Centreville, 7:30 p.m.
Lawrence at Comstock, 7:30 p.m.
Cassopolis at Marcellus, 6:00 p.m.
Benton Harbor vs. Ann Arbor Huron, 12:00 p.m. at Aquinas College
Kalamazoo Central vs. Det. Renaissance, 1:45 p.m. at Aquinas College
Countryside vs. Kalamazoo Phoenix, 12:00 p.m. at Kal. Loy Norrix
Otsego vs. GR Ottawa Hills, 1:30 p.m. at Kal. Loy Norrix
Parchment vs. Cassopolis, 3:00 p.m. at Kal. Loy Norrix
Watervliet vs. Montabella, 4:30 p.m. at Kal. Loy Norrix
Loy Norrix vs. Macomb Dakota, 7:30 p.m. at Kal. Loy Norrix
Berrien Springs at Buchanan, 7:00 p.m.
Kalamazoo Heritage at Michigan Lutheran, 6:00 p.m.