Wednesday Morning Sports Update-02/09/2022

NCAAMBKB – Men’s College Basketball
Last Night
(14) Wisconsin 70, (17) Michigan State 62
Michigan 58, Penn State 57
Miami (OH) 62, Western Michigan 57
Central Michigan 89, Ball State 85 – OT
Buffalo 102, Eastern Michigan 64

(14) Wisconsin 70, (17) Michigan State 62 – Davis scores 25, lifts No 14 Wisconsin past No. 17 MSU 70-62
Johnny Davis had a game-high 25 points as No. 14 Wisconsin  beat No. 17 Michigan State 70-62. The win lifts the second-place Badgers (19-4 overall, 10-3 Big Ten) to within a half-game of first-place Illinois in the Big Ten Conference. Marcus Bingham Jr. had 15 points to lead the Spartans (17-6, 8-4), who remain in fourth place in the Big Ten. Malik Hal added 12 off the bench. Chucky Hepburn and Tyler Wahl both added 11 points for the Badgers.

Michigan 58, Penn State 57 – Dickinson’s double-double helps Michigan beat Penn St. 58-57
Hunter Dickinson scored 19 points and matched a career best with 15 rebounds to lead Michigan to a 58-57 victory over Penn State. Michigan (12-9, 6-5 Big Ten) never trailed in the second half, but Penn State’s John Harrar made a pair of free throws to tie it at 48. The Wolverines answered with an 8-3 surge and led 56-51 with eight seconds to play. Jalen Pickett scored 14 points and Sessoms had 13 for Penn State (9-11, 4-8 Big Ten).

Miami (OH) 62, Western Michigan 57 – Grant leads Miami (Ohio) past W. Michigan 62-57
Dae Dae Grant had 25 points as Miami (Ohio) edged past Western Michigan 62-57. Lamar Norman Jr. led the Broncos with 12 points.

Central Michigan 89, Ball State 85 – OT – Healy leads Cent. Michigan past Ball St. 89-85 in OT
Cameron Healy scored a season-high 27 points including a game-tying 3-pointer with seven seconds left in regulation and Central Michigan went on to beat Ball State 89-85 in overtime. Healey’s jumper with 3:32 left were the first points of overtime and the Chippewas led for the remainder. Miryne Thomas had 17 points and 11 rebounds for the Cardinals.

Buffalo 102, Eastern Michigan 64 – Jack scores 22 to lift Buffalo over E. Michigan 102-64
Maceo Jack had a season-high 22 points as Buffalo romped past Eastern Michigan 102-64. Bryce McBride led the Eagles on Tuesday night with 12 points.

Tonight
Louisville at Notre Dame, 7:00 p.m.

NBA – National Basketball Association
Last Night
Atlanta Hawks 133, Indiana Pacers 112
Dallas Mavericks 116, Detroit Pistons 86

Hawks 133, Pacers 112 – Young has 34 as Hawks crush trade-depleted Pacers, 133-112
Trae Young scored 34 points and the Atlanta Hawks regained their 3-point touch and overwhelmed the trade-depleted Indiana Pacers 133-112. After making only 5 of 25 3s in Sunday’s 103-94 loss at Dallas, the Hawks sank 17 of 33 long-range shots. Chris Duarte led the Pacers with 25 points. The Pacers had only eight healthy players. Thursday’s six-player trade sent three players, including two-time All-Star forward Domantas Sabonis, to Sacramento.

Mavericks 116, Pistons 86 – Doncic’s 33 points, 11 assists lead Mavs past Pistons 116-86
Luka Doncic had 33 points and 11 assists, Jalen Brunson scored 21 points and the Dallas Mavericks overwhelmed the Detroit Pistons 116-86. The Mavs won their third game in a row. Doncic was three rebounds shy of his third consecutive triple-double. Hamidou Diallo had 18 points to lead the Pistons, who have lost five in a row and nine of 10. Jeramie Grant had 15 points and Isaiah Stewart had 14 points and 15 rebounds. The Pistons played their fourth game in a row without standout rookie Cade Cunningham, their leading scorer who missed the chance to play at home before family and friends because of a hip injury.

Tonight
Chicago Bulls at Charlotte Hornets, 7:30 p.m.
NHL – National Hockey League
Tonight
Detroit Red Wings at Philadelphia Flyers, 7:00 p.m.
Chicago Blackhawks at Edmonton Oilers, 8:00 p.m.

NCAAWBKB – Women’s College Basketball
Tonight
Akron at Western Michigan, 7:00 p.m.
Kent State at Central Michigan, 7:00 p.m.
Eastern Michigan at Buffalo, 7:00 p.m.

NCAA – College athlete group files complaint, seeks employee status
An advocacy group for college athletes has filed a complaint with the National Labor Relations Board. The goal is to give employee status to college athletes. That would give them the right to competitive pay, collective bargaining and other benefits. The move comes after the NLRB’s general counsel wrote in a memo that she views college athletes to be employees.

NFL – Authorities: No known threats to Super Bowl or LA region
Authorities say there are no known security threats to the Super Bowl. Officials on Tuesday outlined the coordinated law enforcement effort to keep the game at SoFi Stadium and the Los Angeles region safe. They say fans attending the game can expect an enormous police presence at the stadium, which will have a tightly monitored security perimeter. Meanwhile, patrol officers, tactical teams, K-9 units and paramedics will be deployed across Los Angeles County.

NFL – Kamara accused of punching a man about eight times
New Orleans Saints running back Alvin Kamara is accused of punching a man about eight times, badly injuring him in an attack also involving at least three men who were with Kamara at a Las Vegas Strip nightclub. That’s according to a police arrest report made public Tuesday.  The alleged victim fell unconscious while police say video shows he was punched, kicked and stomped on more than 20 times early Saturday. Identities of the three other alleged attackers were blacked out in the police report. No other arrests have been made. Kamara played in Sunday’s Pro Bowl game before he was arrested on a felony battery charge.

NFL – Titans extend GM, head coach
The Tennessee Titans wasted little time making sure general manager Jon Robinson and coach Mike Vrabel stick around for years to come. The Titans announced contract extensions for both Robinson and Vrabel barely two weeks after the season ended. Robinson has overseen six straight winning seasons since being hired in January 2016. That ranks second in the NFL in that span. Vrabel has won 43 games in his four seasons.

Iditarod – Moose attacks Iditarod rookie’s sled team, injures 4 dogs
A bull moose spent more than an hour stomping on the sled dog team of a rookie Iditarod musher in the wilds of Alaska last week. And the attack didn’t end even after Bridgett Watkins emptied her gun into the animal. She said on Facebook last Friday that the moose seriously injured four of her dogs and wouldn’t leave. The ordeal stopped after a friend showed up with a larger caliber gun and killed the moose. Watkins wrote that the attack first reported by the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner happened while she was on a training run for the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. Her injured dogs are recovering.

MCCAA – Junior College Basketball
Tonight
Women’s Basketball
Lake Michigan College at Mid-Michigan College, 5:30 p.m.

Men’s Basketball
Lake Michigan College at Mid-Michigan College, 7:30 p.m.

MHSAA – High School Sports
Last Night
Boys Basketball
SMAC
Gull Lake 57, St. Joseph 39
Lakeshore 60, Loy Norrix 43
Battle Creek Lakeview 51, Mattawan 49
Portage Central 76, Battle Creek Central 69

Wolverine
Niles 53, Vicksburg 51
Edwardsburg 63, Plainwell 42
Dowagiac 74, Allegan 37
Three Rivers 51, Paw Paw 44
Otsego 67, Sturgis 57

Non-Conference
Benton Harbor 79, Battle Creek Pennfield 74 – OT

BCS
New Buffalo 94, Countryside Academy 77
Bridgman 74, River Valley 65
Lawrence 52, Howardsville Christian 48

SAC
Coloma 50, Saugatuck 39
Fennville 61, Watervliet 46
Lawton 49, Gobles 29
Martin 53, Delton-Kellogg 39
Schoolcraft 60, Kalamazoo Hackett 32
Parchment 58, Kalamazoo Christian 32
Galesburg-Augusta 76, Constantine 63

Southwest 10
Cassopolis 75, Decatur 26
Centreville 75, Bangor 12
Bloomingdale 41, Mendon 37
White Pigeon 64, Marcellus 10

Girls Basketball
SMAC
St. Joseph 49, Gull Lake 47
Lakeshore 70, Kalamazoo Loy Norrix 35
Battle Creek Lakeview 47, Mattawan 33
Kalamazoo Central 73, Portage Northern 27
Portage Central 40, Battle Creek Central 34

Wolverine
Vicksburg 55, Niles 47
Edwardsburg 63, Plainwell 42
Dowagiac 40, Allegan 24
Paw Paw 54, Three Rivers 41
Otsego 66, Sturgis 40

BCS
Lake Michigan Catholic 30, New Buffalo 14
Bridgman 36, River Valley 25
Howardsville Christian 42, Lawrence 40
GR West Michigan Homeschool 52, South Haven 33

SAC
Saugatuck 39, Coloma 28
Watervliet 47, Fennville 16
Gobles 21, Lawton 18
Martin 49, Delton-Kellogg 28
Schoolcraft 48, Kalamazoo Hackett 12
Kalamazoo Christian 53, Parchment 18
Galesburg-Augusta 48, Constantine 46 – 3 OT

Southwest 10
Cassopolis 67, Decatur 49
Hartford 40, Comstock 28
Centreville 58, Bangor 21
Bloomingdale 44, Mendon 41

Tonight
Wrestling – Team Districts
Division 1 at Kalamazoo Central
Portage Northern vs. Loy Norrix, 6:00 p.m.
Kalamazoo Central vs. Portage Central, 6:00 p.m.
Championship, 7:30 p.m.

Division 1 at Battle Creek Central
Battle Creek Lakeview vs. Jackson, 5:00 p.m.
Battle Creek Central (bye)
Championship, 6:15 p.m.

Division 2 at Lakeshore
St. Joseph vs. Mattawan, 6:00 p.m.
Lakeshore vs. Paw Paw, 6:00 p.m.
Championship, 7:30 p.m.

Division 2 at Edwardsburg
Niles (bye)
Edwardsburg vs. Sturgis, 6:00 p.m.
Championship, 7:15 p.m.

Division 2 at Gull Lake
Gull Lake (bye)
Vicksburg vs. Plainwell, 5:30 p.m.
Championship, 6:45 p.m.

Division 3 at Coloma
South Haven (bye)
Watervliet vs. Coloma, 6:00 p.m.
Championship, 7:15 p.m.

Division 3 at Hopkins
Hopkins vs. Fennville, 6:00 p.m.
Otsego vs. Hudsonville Unity Christian, 6:00 p.m.
Championship, 7:30 p.m.

Division 3 at Three Rivers
Parchment vs. Comstock, 5:00 p.m.
Constantine vs. Three Rivers, 5:00 p.m.
Championship, 6:30 p.m.

Division 4 at Brandywine
Brandywine (bye)
Cassopolis vs. Eau Claire, 5:00 p.m.
Championship, 6:15 p.m.

Division 4 at Decatur
Hartford vs. Bangor, 6:00 p.m.
Decatur vs. Lawrence, 6:00 p.m.
Championship, 7:30 p.m.

Division 4 at White Pigeon
Centreville (bye)
White Pigeon vs. Marcellus, 6:00 p.m.
Championship, 7:30 p.m.