Michigan falls at Rutgers by 30 – Friday Morning Sports Update


NCAAMBB – Men’s College Basketball
Last Night
Rutgers 82, Michigan 52

Rutgers 82, Michigan 52 – Omoruyi records a double-double and Rutgers throttles Michigan by 30 points
Clifford Omoruyi scored 19 points and grabbed 15 rebounds, Jeremiah Williams scored 19 points and Rutgers left no doubt taking command early to cruise to a 82-52 win over Michigan on Thursday. Omoruyi finished 9-for-11 shootings and Williams went 9 for 12. The duo combined to make as many field goals as Michigan’s entire roster.  Reserve Noah Fernandes scored 11 points and Aundre Hyatt scored 10 for the Scarlet Knights (15-13, 7-10 Big Ten).  Dug McDaniel scored 13 points for Michigan in his first game back on the road for the Wolverines. McDaniel missed the Wolverines’ last six road games and only played in Ann Arbor, Michigan to work on his grades. Michigan went 0-6 in those games and was outscored by an average of 20.2 points per game. Tarris Reed Jr. scored 12 points for the Wolverines.  Rutgers’ starting five each scored a basket to start the game and the Scarlet Knights built a 12-1 lead and never trailed.

Miami-OH at Eastern Michigan, 1:00 p.m.
Western Michigan at Ball State, 2:00 p.m.
Central Michigan at Kent State, 3:30 p.m.
Clemson at Notre Dame, 7:45 p.m.
Michigan State at (2) Purdue, 8:00 p.m.               Superhits 103.7 Cosy-FM 7:00

Michigan at Ohio State, 4:00 p.m.                       News/Talk/Sports 94.9 WSJM 3:30

NHL – National Hockey League
Last Night
New York Islanders 5, Detroit Red Wings 3
Colorado Avalanche 5, Chicago Blackhawks 0

New York Islanders center Kyle Palmieri (21) reacts as the goal by teammate center Brock Nelson (29) bounces out of the net after a goal during the third period of an NHL hockey game, Thursday, Feb. 29, 2024, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

Islanders 5, Red Wings 3 – Brock Nelson scores twice and Islanders beat Red Wings 5-3
Mathew Barzal had a tiebreaking goal with 6:02 left in the third period and Brock Nelson scored twice, lifting the New York Islanders to a 5-3 win that ended the Detroit Red Wings’ six-game winning streak. Barzal sent a shot behind goaltender Alex Lyon and banked it into the net. Patrick Kane had a chance to pull the Red Wings into a third tie later in the third, but sent a shot wide of an open net. New York’s Pierre Engvall sealed the victory with an empty-net goal in the final minute.  Olli Maatta matched a career high with two goals and Kane tied it at 2 on a slick wrist shot 10 seconds into the third.  Lyon stopped 22 shots for the Red Wings, who lost for the first time in two-plus weeks. Detroit had won six straight for the first time in nearly five years, putting it in the Eastern Conference’s first of two wild-card spots to increase the franchise’s chances of making the playoffs for the first time since 2016.

Avalanche 5, Blackhawks 0 – Zach Parise and Nathan MacKinnon star as the Avalanche pound the Blackhawks 5-0
Zach Parise had two goals and an assist, and the Colorado Avalanche beat the lowly Chicago Blackhawks 5-0. Colorado star Nathan MacKinnon had a goal and an assist, giving him 100 points in 61 games this season. Ross Colton and Devon Toews also scored, and Justus Annunen made 24 saves in his first career shutout in nine NHL appearances. The Avalanche improved to 2-1 against the Blackhawks this season. The teams play again on Monday night at Colorado. Chicago dropped its fifth consecutive game.

Florida Panthers at Detroit Red Wings, 3:00 p.m.
Columbus Blue Jackets at Chicago Blackhawks, 8:00 p.m.

NBA – National Basketball Association
Cleveland Cavaliers at Detroit Pistons, 7:00 p.m.
Indiana Pacers at New Orleans Pelicans, 8:00 p.m.
Milwaukee Bucks at Chicago Bulls, 10:00 p.m.

Detroit Pistons at Orlando Magic, 6:00 p.m.
Indiana Pacers at San Antonio Spurs, 7:00 p.m.

NCAAWBB – Women’s College Basketball
Last Night
(17) Notre Dame 71, (5) Virginia Tech 58
Michigan State 87, Illinois 70

(17) Notre Dame 71, (5) VT 58 – Hidalgo’s double-double leads No. 17 Notre Dame past No. 5 Virginia Tech
Freshman Hannah Hidalgo had 23 points and 12 rebounds to help No. 17 Notre Dame beat fifth-ranked Virginia Tech 71-58 on Thursday night. Virginia Tech had its 10-game winning streak snapped, but ended up claiming its first ACC regular-season championship outright as No. 12 North Carolina State defeated No. 19 Syracuse 75-71 in overtime on Thursday. Sonia Citron scored 21 points and Maddy Westbeld scored 19 points for Notre Dame. Georgia Amoore led Virginia Tech with 20 points. Matilda Ekh and Elizabeth Kitley scored 12 points each.

Eastern Michigan at Ball State, 11:00 a.m.
Toledo at Western Michigan, 1:00 p.m.
Central Michigan at Ohio, 1:00 p.m.

(22) Louisville at (17) Notre Dame, 2:00 p.m.
Michigan State at Wisconsin, 2:00 p.m.
Purdue at Michigan, 7:00 p.m.

NCAAWBB – Iowa star Caitlin Clark declares for WNBA draft, will skip final season
Iowa star Caitlin Clark says she will leave the Hawkeyes after this season and enter the WNBA draft. Clark made the announcement Thursday on social media. She is 18 points away from passing LSU’s Pete Maravich for the all-time NCAA Division I record for men or women with 3,650 career points. She broke Lynette Woodard’s major college scoring record on Wednesday. Clark is expected to be the top pick in the draft on April 15. The Indiana Fever, who have the first pick, indicated on social media shortly after Clark’s announcement that they intend to select her.

MLB – Major League Baseball – Spring Training
Boston Red Sox 5, Detroit Tigers 2
Colorado Rockies 10, Chicago Cubs 9
Chicago White Sox (SS) 6, Kansas City Royals 1
Chicago White Sox (SS) 6, Seattle Mariners 5

Philadelphia Phillies at Detroit Tigers, 1:05 p.m.
Chicago White Sox at Chicago Cubs, 3:05 p.m.

MLB – Shohei Ohtani stuns Dodgers, and many, with marriage announcement
Shohei Ohtani stunned the Los Angeles Dodgers — and many around the world — with his marriage announcement, so manager Dave Roberts said any gift the team gives the two-time MVP would be like most of the money in his contract: deferred. Roberts says: “I’m sure it’s en route.” Ohtani, the two-way Japanese star, revealed on Instagram early Thursday that he was married. Much of the relationship remains shroudded in mystery.

NFL – Judge upholds decision requiring paternity test of Cowboys owner Jerry Jones
A judge has upheld a decision requiring Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones to take a paternity test as part of a legal dispute with a 27-year-old woman who claims the billionaire is her biological father. Jones had appealed a 2022 ruling in a paternity case brought by Alexandra Davis. The woman previously alleged in a separate lawsuit she was conceived from a relationship Jones had with her mother in the mid-1990s. Attorneys for Jones are challenging the constitutionality of the Texas law that would compel genetic testing of Jones.

Golf – PGA – Ramey, Kim each shoot bogey-free 64s at PGA National
Chad Ramey’s first two trips to PGA National as a professional were largely forgettable. He might have a chance to change that this week. Ramey shot a bogey-free round of 7-under 64 on Thursday in the opening round of the Cognizant Classic in the Palm Beaches. He was tied with S.H. Kim for the 18-hole lead. Kim had an eagle and five birdies. They were both one stroke up on Cameron Young, Ryan Moore, Chesson Hadley, Austin Eckroat, David Skinns and Andrew Novak. No. 2-ranked Rory McIlroy opened with a 67.

AHL – American Hockey League
Iowa Wild at Grand Rapids Griffins, 7:00 p.m.
Chicago Wolves at Cleveland Monsters, 7:00 p.m.

ECHL – ECHL Hockey League
Kalamazoo Wings at Newfoundland Growlers, 5:30 p.m.
Iowa Heartlanders at Indy Fuel, 7:00 p.m.
Fort Wayne Komets at Toledo Walleye, 7:15 p.m.

MCCAA – Michigan Community College Athletic Ass
Women’s Basketball
Southwestern Michigan College vs. St. Clair County Community College, 5:30 p.m.
-MCCAA Semifinals at Mott Community College

MHSAA – Michigan High School Athletic Association
Last Night
Girls Basketball (regular season)
Lakeshore 58, Buchanan 21
Brandywine 58, St. Joseph 29
Kalamazoo Hackett 37, Berrien Springs 35
South Haven 65, G.R. Ottawa Hills 47
Coldwater 44, Portage Central 28
Portage Northern 54, Schoolcraft 52 – OT
Gull Lake 50, Battle Creek Pennfield 24
Battle Creek Lakeview 48, Marshall 41
Galesburg-Augusta 55, BC St. Philip 40
Kalamazoo Christian 54, GR Northpointe 52
Ann Arbor Gabriel Richard 64, Loy Norrix 20

Three Rivers 55, Niles 44
Edwardsburg 54, Plainwell 24
Paw Paw 58, Sturgis 36
Vicksburg 55, Otsego 34

Howardsville Christian 34, Michigan Lutheran 22
New Buffalo 33, Eau Claire 27
River Valley 50, Watervliet Grace Christian 23

Watervliet 37, Allegan 36
Coloma 50, Comstock 33
Saugatuck 61, Constantine 38

Southwest 10
Bloomingdale 44, Centreville 24
Hartford 46, Bangor 35
White Pigeon 51, Marcellus 39

Boys Basketball (District Championships)
Division 1 at Portage Central
Portage Central vs. Kalamazoo Central, 7:00 p.m.

Division 1 at Gull Lake
Battle Creek Lakeview vs. Gull Lake, 7:00 p.m.

Division 2 at Edwardsburg
Benton Harbor vs. Niles, 7:00 p.m.   94.9 WSJM

Division 2 at Parchment
Paw Paw vs. Plainwell, 7:00 p.m.

Division 2 at Vicksburg
Vicksburg vs. Battle Creek Pennfield, 7:00 p.m.

Division 3 at Bloomingdale
Delton-Kellogg vs. Saugatuck, 7:00 p.m.

Division 3 at White Pigeon
White Pigeon vs. Brandywine, 7:00 p.m.

Division 3 at Schoolcraft
Kalamazoo Hackett vs. Schoolcraft, 7:00 p.m.

Division 3 at Bangor
Lawton vs. Watervliet, 7:00 p.m.

Division 3 at Bronson
Union City vs. Centreville

Division 4 at New Buffalo
Our Lady of the Lake vs. Michigan Lutheran, 7:00 p.m.

Division 4 at Gobles
Gobles vs. Kalamazoo Phoenix, 7:00 p.m.

Division 4 at Athens
Howardsville Christian vs Colon, 7:00 p.m.