Weekday Morning Sports Report – Friday 1/4/19

NCAAMBB – Men’s College Basketball
Last Night
(2) Michigan 68, Penn State 55

(2) Michigan 68, Penn State 55 – No. 2 Michigan still unbeaten after beating Penn State 68-55
Iggy Brazdeikis had 16 points and 11 rebounds, and No. 2 Michigan returned to Big Ten play with a 68-55 victory over Penn State on Thursday night. The unbeaten Wolverines (14-0, 3-0) weren’t always that dominant while playing lesser competition in December, and the first half against Penn State (7-7, 0-3) wasn’t all that great either from an aesthetic standpoint. The teams combined for 18 turnovers in the first 20 minutes, and Michigan led 25-20. The Nittany Lions scored the first two points of the second, but the Wolverines responded with a 13-3 run. Jordan Poole led Michigan with 17 points and has reached double figures in nine straight games. Charles Matthews added 14 points for the Wolverines. Mike Watkins scored 19 points for Penn State, and Lamar Stevens added 17 points and 10 rebounds. Penn State shot 1 of 14 from 3-point range.

(20) Buffalo at Eastern Michigan, 9:00 p.m.

(8) Michigan State at (14) Ohio State, 12:00 p.m.              Superhits 103.7 Cosy-FM 11:00
Syracuse at Notre Dame, 12:00 p.m.
Central Michigan at Miami-OH, 2:00 p.m.
Western Michigan at Akron, 2:00 p.m.

(21) Indiana at (2) Michigan, 4:30 p.m.                                  News/Talk 94.9 WSJM 4:00

NBA – National Basketball Association
Indiana Pacers at Chicago Bulls, 8:00 p.m.

NBA – Grizzlies acquire Justin Holiday from Bulls
The struggling Memphis Grizzlies have acquired guard Justin Holiday from the Chicago Bulls for guards MarShon Brooks and Wayne Selden Jr. Memphis also sent second-round picks in 2019 and 2020 to Chicago in the deal Thursday. The Bulls waived guard Cameron Payne in another move. The Grizzlies hope Holiday _ averaging 11.6 points _ provides a lift. They have dropped 10 of 13 and had what general manager Chris Wallace described as an “emotionally charged” meeting following a loss to Detroit on Wednesday. Memphis has fallen from first to 10th in the Western Conference after a 12-5 start. With Holiday gone, rookie Chandler Hutchison figures to play a bigger role for Chicago. Brooks is averaging 6.6 points and Selden is scoring 5.4.

NHL – National Hockey League
New York Islanders 3, Chicago Blackhawks 2 – OT

Islanders 3, Blackhawks 2 – OT – Devon Toews scores first NHL goal, Islanders beat Blackhawks in OT
Devon Toews scored his first NHL goal at 1:48 of overtime to lift the New York Islanders past the Chicago Blackhawks 3-2 Thursday night for their fifth straight win. Mathew Barzal scored twice to keep up his scoring binge and help the Islanders win for the eighth time in nine games. Robin Lehner, making his third straight start, stopped 19 shots as New York moved to 3-0-1 in four games at the Nassau Coliseum this season. Toews, playing in the fifth game of his career, got the winner when he knocked in the rebound of his own shot that Collin Delia stopped, with the puck coming to him at the right side. Patrick Kane and Dominik Kahun and scored for Chicago, which lost for the third time in their last five. Delia, making his third start of the season and sixth of his career, finished with a career-high 47 saves.

Nashville Predators at Detroit Red Wings, 7:30 p.m.

NFL – National Football League Playoffs – Wild Card Weekend
All games on 95.7 & 1400 WSJM Sports
Indianapolis Colts at Houston Texans, 4:35 p.m.
Seattle Seahawks at Dallas Cowboys, 8:15 p.m.

All games on 95.7 & 1400 WSJM Sports
Los Angeles Chargers at Baltimore Ravens, 1:05 p.m.
Philadelphia Eagles at Chicago Bears, 4:40 p.m.

NCAAWBB – Women’s College Basketball
Last Night
(2) Notre Dame 100, Pittsburgh 44

Northwestern 70, (15) Michigan State 62
(6) Baylor 68, (1) UConn 57

(2) Notre Dame 100, Pittsburgh 44 – Mabrey, Ogunbowale lead No. 2 Notre Dame over Pitt 100-44
Marina Mabrey scored 20 points, Arike Ogunbowale had 18 and No. 2 Notre Dame routed Pittsburgh 100-44 for its sixth straight victory. The Fighting Irish rolled in their Atlantic Coast Conference opener. Ogunbowale reached double figures for her 35th straight game, and Mabrey added seven assists. Notre Dame used two 21-0 runs in the first and second quarters to lead 60-14 at halftime and reached 100 or more points for the fifth time this season.

Northwestern 70, (15) Michigan State – Northwestern women upend No. 15 Michigan State 70-62
Lindsey Pulliam scored 18 points, Pallas Kunaiyi-Akpanah had a double-double and Northwestern pulled away in the final minute to upset No. 15 Michigan State 70-62. After a 3-point play by Mardrekia Cook pulled the Spartans within one heading into the final minute, Kunaiyi-Akpanah had a 3-point play at 48 seconds and a free throw 20 seconds later.  Shay Colley, in her second game back from an injury, had 28 points for the Spartans (11-2, 1-1), who were held 23 points below their average.

(6) Baylor 68, (1) UConn 57 – Baylor ends UConn’s regular-season win streak
The UConn women’s basketball team has suffered its first regular-season loss in more than four years. The Huskies had won 126 straight regular-season games before Kalani Brown had 20 points and 17 rebounds to lead sixth-ranked Baylor past No. 1 Connecticut, 68-57. Chloe Jackson added 13 points, eight assists and seven rebounds for the Bears.

Akron at Central Michigan, 2:00 p.m.
Western Michigan at Bowling Green, 2:00 p.m.
Eastern Michigan at Kent State, 5:00 p.m.
Michigan at Purdue, 6:00 p.m.

(15) Michigan State at Indiana, 2:00 p.m.
(2) Notre Dame at Georgia Tech, 3:00 p.m.

Michigan at Notre Dame, 3:30 p.m.        (at Notre Dame Stadium)

AHL – American Hockey League
Grand Rapids Griffins at Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins, 7:05 p.m.
San Antonio Rampage at Chicago Wolves, 8:00 p.m.

ECHL – ECHL Hockey
Last Night
Toledo Walleye 6, Wheeling Nailers 2
Fort Wayne Komets 4, Indy Fuel 1

Kalamazoo Wings at Toledo Walleye, 7:15 p.m.
Wheeling Nailers at Indy Fuel, 7:35 p.m.
Fort Wayne Komets at Cincinnati Cyclones, 7:35 p.m.

MCCAA – Junior College Sports
Last Night
Women’s Basketball
Lake Michigan College 76, Ancilla College 46

Men’s Basketball
Ancilla College 102, Lake Michigan College 96 – OT

Women’s Basketball
Lake Michigan College at Kellogg Community College, 1:00 p.m.

Men’s Basketball
Lake Michigan College at Kellogg Community College, 3:00 p.m.

MHSAA – High School Sports
Last Night
Boys Basketball
Cassopolis 68, New Buffalo 38
Lakeland (IN) 45, Sturgis 42

Lakeshore 46, Dowagiac 18
New Lothrop 48, Lakeshore 15
Dowagiac 42, Mendon 27

Boys Basketball
St. Joseph at Benton Harbor, 7:00 p.m.   95.7 & 1400 WSJM Sports
Brandywine at Coloma, 7:00 p.m.
Olivet at Parchment, 7:15 p.m.
Bridgman at River Valley, 6:30 p.m.
Galesburg-Augusta at Kalamazoo Hackett, 7:30 p.m.

Girls Basketball
St. Joseph at Okemos, 7:00 p.m.
Brandywine at Coloma, 5:30 p.m.
Battle Creek Lakeview at Battle Creek Harper Creek, 7:00 p.m.
Plainwell at Mattawan, 7:15 p.m.
Parchment at Olivet, 7:00 p.m.
Galesburg-Augusta at Kalamazoo Hackett, 7:30 p.m.

Boys Basketball
Benton Harbor vs. Saginaw, 3:00 p.m.            (at Flint/Grand Blanc Classic)
Detroit-Martin Luther King at Kalamazoo Central, 4:00 p.m.
Mishawaka (IN) at Edwardsburg, 5:00 p.m.
Otsego at Traverse City West, 3:00 p.m.

Girls Basketball
New Buffalo at Michigan Lutheran, 6:30 p.m.

ISHSHA – High School Hockey
Mattawan at LSJ Warriors, 1:00 p.m.             (at Garden Ice Arena, Stevensville)

Kalamazoo United at LSJ Warriors, 1:50 p.m. (at Garden Ice Arena, Stevensville)

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