Weekday Morning Sports Report – Monday 3/4/19

NCAAMBB – Men’s College Basketball
Yesterday
(9) Michigan 69, (17) Maryland 62
Louisville 75, Notre Dame 61

(9) Michigan 69, (17) Maryland 62 – Brazdeikis carries 9 Michigan past No. 17 Maryland 69-62
Ignas Brazdeikis scored 21 points, Jon Teske had 11 points and 10 rebounds, and No. 9 Michigan beat 17th-ranked Maryland 69-62 Sunday to remain in the hunt for the Big Ten title. The Wolverines (26-4, 15-4) clinched a double-bye in the conference tournament and still have chance to overtake first-place Purdue. Michigan, the defending Big Ten champions, must win its finale at Michigan State and hope the Boilermakers lose at least one of their last two.  Michigan trailed 43-41 before Isaiah Livers hit a 3-pointer, Zavier Simpson popped a jumper and Jordan Poole made a layup during a five-minute span in which the Terrapins struggled offensively. Bruno Fernando had 12 points, 10 rebounds and a career-high six blocked shots for Maryland (21-9, 12-7), which fell to 7-1 at home in Big Ten play.

Louisville 75, Notre Dame 61 – Louisville tops Notre Dame 75-61 to end 3-game losing streak
Jordan Nwora scored 20 points, Malik Williams added 16 and matched a career-high with 13 rebounds, and Louisville topped Notre Dame 75-61 on Sunday to end a three-game losing streak. After shooting a combined 30 percent and being outrebounded twice during the recent skid, the Cardinals bounced back by controlling the paint on both ends. They outrebounded the Fighting Irish 49-30 and created chances resulting in a 46-26 advantage inside and 48 percent shooting. John Mooney had a game high 22 points for the Fighting Irish, who shot 15 of 46 and finished 39 percent in losing their fifth in a row.

NBA – National Basketball Association
Last Night
Detroit Pistons 112, Toronto Raptors 107 – OT
Atlanta Hawks 123, Chicago Bulls 118

Pistons 112, Raptors 107 – OT – Blake Griffin scores 27, Pistons top Raptors 112-107 in OT
Blake Griffin scored 14 of his 27 points in the first quarter and the Detroit Pistons finished with plays at both ends of the court to beat the Toronto Raptors 112-107 in overtime on Sunday night.  Detroit took advantage of Toronto resting star forward Kawhi Leonard less than 48 hours after he made the go-ahead shot in the closing seconds of their win over Portland.  The highly charged, closely contested game in Detroit may be a first-round matchup in the Eastern Conference playoffs.  Both teams had chances to win in regulation, and in the extra period. Reggie Jackson scored 19 points and Drummond added 15 points and 17 rebounds.  Kyle Lowry scored a season-high 35 points and Pascal Siakam had 21 points for Toronto.

Hawks 123, Bulls 118 – Len scores 28, Hawks hold on to beat Bulls 123-118
Alex Len scored a season-high 28 points and Atlanta held on to beat Chicago 123-118 on Sunday. Len finished three points shy of his career high. He also made a personal-best five 3-pointers. Young scored 18 before getting ejected early in the third quarter for taunting Chicago’s Kris Dunn. Lauri Markkanen led Chicago with 19 points,though he shot just 6 of 21. Antonio Blakeney scored 17, but the Bulls came up short after winning five of six.

NHL – National Hockey League
Last Night
San Jose Sharks 5, Chicago Blackhawks 2

Sharks 5, Blackhawks 2 – Sharks score 3 in 3rd period to beat Blackhawks 5-2
Joe Thornton set up Marcus Sorensen for a tiebreaking goal early in the third period and Melker Karlsson tacked on two insurance goals that sent the San Jose Sharks to a 5-2 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks on Sunday night. Tomas Hertl and Timo Meier also scored for the Sharks.  Dylan Strome and Erik Gustafsson scored for the Blackhawks

NCAAWBB – Women’s College Basketball
Yesterday
(4) Notre Dame 103, Virginia 66
Michigan 59, Wisconsin 49
Minnesota 81, Michigan State 63

MLB – MLB Spring Training
Yesterday
New York Yankees (ss) 7, Detroit Tigers (ss) 1
Baltimore Orioles 7, Detroit Tigers (ss) 5
Chicago Cubs 13, Chicago White Sox 4

Today
St. Louis Cardinals vs. Detroit Tigers at Lakeland, Fla., 1:05 p.m.
Chicago Cubs vs. Cincinnati Reds (ss) at Goodyear, Ariz., 3:05 p.m.
Los Angeles Angels vs. Chicago White Sox at Glendale, Ariz., 3:05 p.m.

NASCAR – Logano holds off Keselowski for Vegas NASCAR win
Joey Logano has held off teammate Brad Keselowski to win a clean, exciting NASCAR Cup Series race in Las Vegas. Logano drove his Team Penske Ford to his 22nd career victory and his first of the season, narrowly answering Keselowski’s last-lap passing attempt down the stretch.  Kyle Busch finished third, unable to recover from a mid-race speeding penalty in the hometown driver’s quest for the third three-race weekend sweep in NASCAR history. Pole-sitter Kevin Harvick was fourth, and Kurt Busch finished fifth for the Las Vegas native’s first top-five finish at his home track since 2005.

Golf – PGA – Keith Mitchell gets his first PGA Tour win, taking Honda
Mitchell made a 15-foot birdie putt on the final hole Sunday to win The Honda Classic for his first PGA Tour victory. Mitchell closed with a 3-under 67 to finish at 9-under 271 at PGA National, a
stroke ahead of Brooks Koepka and Rickie Fowler.  Mitchell was tied for the lead after 36 holes, and was tied for second going into Sunday. He birdied four of his final seven holes for his first win as a pro _ including stints on the Web.com and Latinoamerica tours.  All he had to do for that victory was hold off two of the game’s best in Koepka and Fowler. Koepka shot a 66, and Fowler a 67. They both birdied the 18th, and Fowler had a huge charge late to get to 8 under _ with three birdies in his final four holes, including a 45-footer on the 17th.  But Mitchell didn’t waver. Mitchell earned $1,224,000 for the victory.

ECHL – ECHL Hockey
Yesterday
Kalamazoo Wings 4, Cincinnati Cyclones 2
Toledo Walleye 5, Indy Fuel 0

MCCAA – Junior College Sports
Saturday
Women’s Basketball
Lake Michigan College 74, Mott Community College 63
Lake Michigan College wins MCCAA Conference Championship

Yesterday
Men’s Baseball
South Georgia State College 9, Lake Michigan College 8

Women’s Softball
Spartansburg Methodist 3, Lake Michigan College 2
Gulf Coast State College 4, Lake Michigan College 0

Today
Women’s Softball
Lake Michigan College at Wallace Community College-Dothan, 1:00 p.m./3:00 p.m. (Doubleheader)


AAF – Alliance of American Football – Week 4
Saturday
Memphis Express 26, San Diego Fleet 23
Orlando Apollos 20, Salt Lake City 11

Yesterday
San Antonio Commanders 12, Birmingham Iron 11
Atlanta Legends 14, Arizona Hotshots 11

MHSAA – High School Sports
Tonight
Girls Basketball – District Quarterfinals
Division 1 at Portage Central
Mattawan vs. Portage Northern, 5:30 p.m.
Portage Central vs. Kalamazoo Loy Norrix, 7:00 p.m.

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

Division 2 at South Haven
Coloma vs. Buchanan, 5:30 p.m.                      106.1 & 1400 WSJM Sports
South Haven vs. Lakeshore, 7:00 p.m.             106.1 & 1400 WSJM Sports

Division 2 at Three Rivers
Edwardsburg vs. Niles, 5:00 p.m.
Dowagiac vs. Three Rivers, 7:00 p.m.

Division 2 at Otsego
Hastings vs. Plainwell, 5:30 p.m.
Otsego vs. Middleville Thornapple-Kellogg, 7:00 p.m.

Division 3 at Bridgman
Brandywine vs. Eau Claire, 6:00 p.m.
Bangor vs. Bridgman, 7:30 p.m.

Division 3 at Bloomingdale
Lawton vs. Kalamazoo Christian, 6:00 p.m.
Schoolcraft vs. Gobles, 7:30 p.m.

Division 3 at Constantine
Marcellus vs. Centreville, 6:00 p.m.

Division 3 at Saugatuck
Fennville vs. Wyoming-Potter’s House, 6:00 p.m.
Holland Black River vs. Grandville Calvin Christian, 7:00 p.m.

Division 4 at Michigan Lutheran
No games until Wednesday

Division 4 at Decatur
No games until Wednesday

Division 4 at Martin
Covert vs. Wyoming-West Michigan Lutheran, 6:30 p.m.

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