Weekday Morning Sports Report – Friday 2/28/20

NCAAMBB – Men’s College Basketball
Last Night
Wisconsin 81, (19) Michigan 74
Miami (OH) 76, Central Michigan 57

Wisconsin 81, (19) Michigan 74 – Trice, Wisconsin hold off No. 19 Michigan 81-74
D’Mitrik Trice scored 28 points and Wisconsin snapped No. 19 Michigan’s winning streak at five with an 81-74 victory over the Wolverines. The Badgers extended their own winning streak to five, never trailing in the game and repelling every Michigan push in the second half. The Wolverines cut a 14-point deficit to three, but after a Wisconsin timeout with 2:50 remaining, Trice sank a 3-pointer to double the lead. Zavier Simpson scored a career-high 32 points for the Wolverines, who were without guard Eli Brooks because of a broken nose.

M-OH 76, CMU 57 – Coleman-Lands carries Miami (Ohio) over Cent. Michigan 76-57
Isaiah Coleman-Lands had 13 points, seven rebounds and seven assists as Miami (Ohio) defeated Central Michigan 76-57. Nike Sibande had 17 points and nine rebounds for Miami (Ohio) (11-17, 4-11 Mid-American Conference). Milos Jovic added 15 points. Mekhi Lairy had 12 points. Rob Montgomery had 11 points and seven rebounds for the Chippewas (13-15, 6-9), who have now lost seven games in a row. David DiLeo added 10 points.

Saturday
Central Michigan at Eastern Michigan, 12:00 p.m.
Notre Dame at Wake Forest, 4:00 p.m.
Northern Illinois at Western Michigan, 4:30 p.m.
(24) Michigan State at (9) Maryland, 8:00 p.m.                  Superhits 103.7 Cosy-FM 7:00 p.m.
Central Michigan at Miami (OH), 7:00 p.m.

Sunday
(19) Michigan at (23) Ohio State, 4:00 p.m.                       106.1 & 1400 WSJM Sports 3:30

NCAAWBB – Women’s College Basketball
Last Night
Michigan 80, Penn State 66
Notre Dame 83, North Carolina 65

Saturday
Central Michigan at Ball State, 1:00 p.m.
Northern Illinois at Western Michigan, 2:00 p.m.
Toledo at Eastern Michigan, 2:30 p.m.

Sunday
(22) Indiana at Michigan, 12:00 p.m.
Penn State at Michigan State, 2:00 p.m.
Notre Dame at (19) Florida State, 2:00 p.m.

NBA – National Basketball Association
Last Night
Indiana Pacers 106, Portland Trailblazers 100

Pacers 106, Blazers 100 – Sabonis scores 20 points, Pacers beat Trail Blazers, 106-100
Domantas Sabonis had 20 points and 11 rebounds to lead the Indiana Pacers to a 106-100 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers. Malcolm Brogdon had 17 points, eight assists and six rebounds while T.J. Warren and Victor Oladipo scored 15 points each for the Pacers, who have lost four of the last five games. CJ McCollum had 28 points and eight assists, Gary Trent Jr. had 20 points and five rebounds, and Hassan Whiteside had 18 points and 16 rebounds for the Trail Blazers, (26-34), who have lost five of six games.

Tonight
Detroit Pistons at Phoenix Suns, 9:00 p.m.

NHL – National Hockey League
Last Night
Chicago Blackhawks 5, Tampa Bay Lightning 2
Minnesota Wild 7, Detroit Red Wings 1

Blackhawks 5, Lightning 2 – Kubalik records hat trick, Chicago rallies past Tampa Bay
Dominik Kubalik recorded a hat trick with three goals in the third period, and the Chicago Blackhawks rallied past the Tampa Bay Lightning 5-2. Slater Koekkoek scored his first goal of the season and Brandon Saad added another score as Chicago beat the Lightning for the first time in regulation since Dec. 13, 2009. Chicago’s Corey Crawford finished with 37 saves. Nikita Kucherov and Brayden Point each had a goal and an assist for Tampa Bay, which lost its fourth consecutive game. Curtis McElhinney stopped 22 shots.

Wild 7, Red Wings 1 – Dumba’s 2 goals, assist lead Wild to 7-1 win over Red Wings
Defenseman Matt Dumba had two goals and an assist and the Minnesota Wild beat the Detroit Red Wings 7-1. Kevin Fiala had a goal and two assists and Ryan Hartman and Ryan Donato added a goal and an assist each for the Wild. Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard is 0-18-2 since his last win on Oct. 29. He allowed five goals before being pulled a little more than midway through the second period. It was the fifth time he has been pulled this season. He has allowed nine goals on 33 shots in his last two games.

MLB – Spring Training Baseball
Yesterday
Tampa Bay Rays (ss) 6, Detroit Tigers 3
Texas Rangers 13, Chicago Cubs 1
Chicago White Sox 6, Seattle Mariners (ss) 5

Today
Toronto Blue Jays vs. Detroit Tigers, 1:05 p.m.                                     at Lakeland, Fla.
Cleveland Indians vs. Chicago White Sox, 3:05 p.m.                               at Glendale, Ariz.
Chicago Cubs vs. San Diego Padres, 8:40 p.m.                                        at Peoria, Ariz.

MLB – Cubs reliever Brad Wieck has surgery for heart flutter
Chicago Cubs reliever Brad Wieck had surgery this week for an abnormal heart flutter and is out indefinitely.  The team says an irregular heartbeat was discovered during the 28-year-old left-hander’s spring training physical. Subsequent tests showed an intermittent atrial flutter.  Wieck underwent a cardiac ablation at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago on Monday and returned to Arizona two days later. Wieck had a 5.71 ERA over 44 appearances for San Diego and Chicago last season. He had a 3.60 ERA in 14 games with the Cubs.

NCAAFB – Michigan State adds more football staffers
Michigan State’s football team has hired Jason Novak as strength and conditioning coach and Scott Aligo as director of player personnel. The school also announced that Geoff Martzen will serve as the program’s chief of staff. The Spartans have been filling out their staff since coach Mel Tucker took over earlier this month following Mark Dantonio’s retirement. Novak was previously head of physical conditioning at IMG Academy and spent four years as the director of strength and conditioning at Central Michigan. Ken Mannie, who was strength and conditioning coach for the Spartans for 25 seasons, announced his retirement this month.

Olympics – Atlanta’s Olympic cauldron to be relit for marathon trial
The Olympic cauldron used in the 1996 Games in Atlanta is scheduled to be publicly lit again for the first time in over two decades on Saturday. News outlets report Georgia State University announced the cauldron will be lit just before noon for the Olympic marathon trial. The course weaves through some of Atlanta’s most historic neighborhoods. The race is expected to determine who will represent the United States in the upcoming Summer Olympics in Tokyo. The cauldron was lit by boxing great Muhammad Ali during the opening ceremonies in 1996. It will be reignited Saturday by Georgia State University Athletics Director Charlie Cobb.

AHL – American Hockey League
Tonight
Grand Rapids Griffins at San Antonio Rampage, 8:00 p.m.

ECHL – ECHL Hockey
Tonight
Fort Wayne Komets at Toledo Walleye, 7:15 p.m.
Kalamazoo Wings at Indy Fuel, 7:35 p.m.

MHSAA – High School Athletics
Last Night
Girls Basketball
Schoolcraft 56, Benton Harbor 18
Michigan Lutheran 53, Bangor 25
Buchanan 60, Berrien Springs 29
Comstock 42, Bridgman 21
Dowagiac 42, South Haven 27
Sturgis 54, Paw Paw 53
Three Rivers 70, Otsego 35
Vicksburg 50, Allegan 36
Decatur 47, Climax-Scotts 29

Tonight
Boys Basketball
SMAC
Portage Central at St. Joseph, 7:00 p.m.  WSJM Sports
Lakeshore at Niles, 7:00 p.m.
Mattawan at Portage Northern, 7:00 p.m.
BC Lakeview at Gull Lake, 7:00 p.m.

BCS
Lawrence at Lake Michigan Catholic, 7:00 p.m.
Covert at Michigan Lutheran, 7:30 p.m.
River Valley at Countryside, 7:30 p.m.
Buchanan at Berrien Springs, 7:30 p.m.
New Buffalo at Howardsville Christian, 7:30 p.m.
Parchment at Brandywine, 7:00 p.m.
Comstock at Bridgman, 7:30 p.m.

SAC
Coloma at Watervliet, 7:15 p.m.
Gobles at Martin, 7:30 p.m.
Constantine at Lawton, 7:30 p.m.
Fennville at Saugatuck, 7:30 p.m.
Kal. Christian at Kal. Hackett, 7:30 p.m.
Delton-Kellogg at Galesburg-Augusta, 7:30 p.m.

Wolverine
Plainwell at South Haven, 7:15 p.m.  Cosy-FM
Allegan at Otsego, 7:15 p.m.
Edwardsburg at Sturgis, 7:15 p.m.
Dowagiac at Paw Paw, 7:15 p.m.

Southwest 10
Centreville at Eau Claire, 7:30 p.m.
Cassopolis at Hartford, 7:30 p.m.
Decatur at Mendon, 7:30 p.m.
Bloomingdale at White Pigeon, 7:30 p.m.
Marcellus at Bangor, 7:30 p.m.

Non-Conference
Ann Arbor Huron at Kalamazoo Central, 7:00 p.m.

Girls Basketball
SMAC
Portage Central at St. Joseph, 5:45 p.m.  WSJM Sports
Lakeshore at Niles, 5:45 p.m.
Mattawan at Portage Northern, 5:45 p.m.
BC Lakeview at Gull Lake, 5:45 p.m.

BCS
Lawrence at Lake Michigan Catholic, 5:45 p.m.
Covert at Michigan Lutheran, 6:00 p.m.
River Valley at Countryside, 6:00 p.m.
New Buffalo at Howardsville Christian, 6:00 p.m.
Parchment at Brandywine, 5:30 p.m.

SAC
Coloma at Watervliet, 6:00 p.m.
Gobles at Martin, 6:00 p.m.
Constantine at Lawton, 6:00 p.m.
Fennville at Saugatuck, 6:00 p.m.
Kal. Christian at Kal. Hackett, 6:00 p.m.
Delton-Kellogg at Galesburg-Augusta, 6:00 p.m.

Wolverine
Plainwell at Edwardsburg, 7:15 p.m.

Southwest 10
Cassopolis at Mendon, 6:00 p.m.

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