NCAAMBB – Men’s College Basketball
(2) Michigan 79, Illinois 69
(2) Michigan 79, Illinois 69 – No. 2 Michigan beats Illinois 79-69 to improve to 16-0
Zavier Simpson scored 16 points, Ignas Brazdeikis had 15 and No. 2 Michigan beat Illinois 79-69 on Thursday night to improve to 16-0. Michigan (4-0 Big Ten) and Virginia are the only unbeaten teams in the country. The Wolverines jumped to a 7-0 lead and coasted past the overmatched Illinois (4-12, 0-5). Charles Matthews added 14 points for the Wolverines, and Jon Teske had 13 points and 11 rebounds. Ayo Dosunmu scored 23 points for Illinois. Giorgi Bezhanishvili added 15, and Trent Frazier had 13.
Boston College at Notre Dame, 12:00 p.m.
Kent State at Eastern Michigan, 12:00 p.m.
Toledo at Western Michigan, 2:00 p.m.
Bowling Green at Central Michigan, 4:30 p.m.
(6) Michigan State at Penn State, 4:30 p.m. Superhits 103.7 Cosy-FM 3:30
Northwestern at (2) Michigan, 7:30 p.m. 95.7 & 1400 WSJM Sports 7:00
NFL – National Football League Playoffs – Divisional Round
All games on 95.7 & 1400 WSJM Sports
Indianapolis Colts at Kansas City Chiefs, 4:35 p.m.
Dallas Cowboys at Los Angeles Rams, 8:15 p.m.
All games on 95.7 & 1400 WSJM Sports
Los Angeles Chargers at New England Patriots, 1:05 p.m.
Philadelphia Eagles at Los Angeles Rams, 4:40 p.m.
NBA – National Basketball Association
Sacramento Kings 112, Detroit Pistons 102
Kings 112, Pistons 102 – Hield scores 18 as Kings defeat Griffin-less Pistons 112-102
Buddy Hield scored 18 points, Willie Cauley-Stein had 14 points and 14 rebounds, and the Sacramento Kings beat the Detroit Pistons 112-102 on Thursday night with Blake Griffin out for rest. Iman Shumpert had 13 points and De’Aaron Fox had 12 points and six assists for the Kings, who had lost five of six. Stanley Johnson had 16 points off the bench, Reggie Bullock added 15 points and Andre Drummond had 12 points and 11 rebounds for the Pistons, who have lost four straight and 9 of 11. Griffin, Detroit’s scoring leader, got the night off after playing 37 minutes Wednesday night in a 113-100 loss at the Los Angeles Lakers. He did not have a rebound in that game, the first time that had happened in his eight-year pro career.
Indiana Pacers at New York Knicks, 7:30 p.m.
Chicago Bulls at Golden State Warriors, 10:30 p.m.
NHL – National Hockey League
Detroit Red Wings at Winnipeg Jets, 8:00 p.m.
NCAAWBB – Women’s College Basketball
(1) Notre Dame 82, (2) Louisville 68
(1) Notre Dame 82, (2) Louisville 68 – Ogunbowale helps Irish beat Cardinals in 1-2 showdown
Arike Ogunbowale scored 30 points and No. 1 Notre Dame overcame 18 turnovers to beat No. 2 Louisville 82-68 on Thursday night. Brianna Turner added 16 points and Jackie Young had 14 for the Irish (15-1, 3-0 Atlantic Coast Conference). They regained the top spot in The Associated Press poll this week and won their eighth straight since an 89-71 loss to Connecticut. Asia Durr had 29 points for Louisville (14-1, 2-1), and Bionca Dunham added 10. The Cardinals cut a 10-point deficit to two twice in the fourth quarter, the last at 68-66 with 1:48 remaining, but Turner’s basket and Ogunbowale’s 3-pointer propelled the Irish to a 14-2 finish
Central Michigan at Northern Illinois, 2:00 p.m.
Western Michigan at Eastern Michigan, 2:30 p.m.
Michigan at (9) Maryland, 4:30 p.m.
Wake Forest at (1) Notre Dame, 1:00 p.m.
NCAAFB – Harbaugh hires Gattis away from Alabama to be Michigan’s OC
Michigan hired Josh Gattis away from Alabama to be Jim Harbaugh’s offensive coordinator. Harbaugh gave Gattis a title Thursday no one had on his staff last year when he said playing-calling was a collaborative effort. The 34-year-old Gattis was a co-offensive coordinator last season for the Crimson Tide. Nick Saban has called Gattis an outstanding recruiter with a promising future. Gattis was Penn State’s wide receivers coach and passing-game coordinator and led the program’s offensive recruiting efforts the previous four seasons. Gattis, who is from Durham, North Carolina, was an All-ACC safety at Wake Forest. He had a brief career with the Chicago Bears. Harbaugh lost assistants Greg Mattison and Al Washington to rival Ohio State on consecutive days earlier this week.
NCAAFB – Salem taking over as Michigan State offensive coordinator
Brad Salem is taking over as Michigan State’s offensive coordinator after coach Mark Dantonio rearranged several roles on his staff. The Spartans did not announce any firings or new hires Thursday, but several assistants will be in different jobs. Salem moves from quarterbacks coach to offensive coordinator, and he’ll also coach running backs. Dave Warner and Jim Bollman, who have been co-offensive coordinators for Michigan State, will no longer have that duty. Warner will coach quarterbacks, and Bollman will coach the offensive line. Offensive line coach Mark Staten will move to tight ends and will help coordinate special teams. Assistant defensive backs coach Don Treadwell will move to wide receivers, and wide receivers coach Terrence Samuel will help coach the secondary. Michigan State struggled offensively last season and went 7-6.
MLB – Shane Green, Tigers agree to $4M deal, avoid arbitration
The Tigers have avoided arbitration with reliever Shane Greene, agreeing to a $4 million, one-year contract with the right-hander. Greene went 4-6 with a 5.12 ERA and 32 saves last season and earned $1.95 million. He appeared in 66 games and struck out 65 in 63 1/3 innings. Greene was mostly a starter in his debut season with the New York Yankees in 2014, and again with Detroit in 2015, but he was exclusively a reliever in 2017 and 2018. He blew six saves last season and allowed 12 home runs.
AHL – American Hockey League
Belleville Senators at Grand Rapids Griffins, 7:00 p.m.
Chicago Wolves at Tucson Roadrunners, 9:05 p.m.
ECHL – ECHL Hockey
Brampton Beast at Kalamazoo Wings, 7:30 p.m.
Toledo Walleye at Idaho Steelheads, 9:10 p.m.
MCCAA – Junior College Sports
Lake Michigan College at Mid-Michigan College, 1:00 p.m.
Lake Michigan College at Mid-Michigan College, 3:00 p.m.
MHSAA – High School Sports
New Buffalo 29, Lake Michigan Catholic 28
St. Joseph 115, Mattawan 70
St. Joseph at Niles, 7:15 p.m.
Lakeshore at Mattawan, 7:15 p.m.
Portage Central at Portage Northern, 7:15 p.m.
Kalamazoo Central at Gull Lake, 7:15 p.m.
Kal. Loy Norrix at B.C. Lakeview, 7:15 p.m.
Edwardsburg at South Haven, 7:15 p.m. Superhits 103.7 Cosy-FM
Allegan at Paw Paw, 7:15 p.m.
Vicksburg at Dowagiac, 7:15 p.m.
Otsego at Plainwell, 7:15 p.m.
Three Rivers at Sturgis, 7:15 p.m.
Michigan Lutheran at River Valley, 7:30 p.m.
Comstock at Parchment, 7:00 p.m.
Lake Michigan Catholic at New Buffalo, 7:30 p.m.
Lawrence at Countryside, 7:30 p.m.
Howardsville Christian at Covert, 7:30 p.m.
Kal. Christian at GR Covenant Christian, 7:15 p.m.
B.C. Central at Benton Harbor, 7:15 p.m. 95.7 & 1400 WSJM Sports
Wyoming Tri Unity at Bridgman, 7:15 p.m.
New Prairie (IN) at Buchanan, 7:30 p.m.
Bloomingdale at Bangor, 7:30 p.m.
Marcellus at Eau Claire, 7:30 p.m.
Centreville at Hartford, 7:30 p.m.
Cassopolis at Mendon, 7:30 p.m.
Coloma at Gobles, 7:30 p.m.
Saugatuck at Watervliet, 7:30 p.m.
Delton-Kellogg at Lawton, 7:30 p.m.
Fennville at Martin, 7:30 p.m.
Galesburg-Augusta at Schoolcraft, 7:30 p.m.
Kalamazoo Hackett at Constantine, 7:30 p.m.
St. Joseph at Niles, 5:45 p.m.
Lakeshore at Mattawan, 5:45 p.m.
Portage Central at Portage Northern, 5:45 p.m.
Kalamazoo Central at Gull Lake, 5:45 p.m.
Kal. Loy Norrix at B.C. Lakeview, 5:45 p.m.
Edwardsburg at South Haven, 5:45 p.m.
Allegan at Paw Paw, 5:45 p.m.
Vicksburg at Dowagiac, 5:45 p.m.
Otsego at Plainwell, 5:45 p.m.
Three Rivers at Sturgis, 5:45 p.m.
Michigan Lutheran at River Valley, 6:00 p.m.
Comstock at Parchment, 5:30 p.m.
Kal. Christian at GR Covenant Christian, 5:45 p.m.
Bloomingdale at Bangor, 6:00 p.m.
Marcellus at Eau Claire, 6:00 p.m.
Centreville at Hartford, 6:00 p.m.
Cassopolis at Mendon, 6:00 p.m.
Coloma at Gobles, 6:00 p.m.
Saugatuck at Watervliet, 6:00 p.m.
Delton-Kellogg at Lawton, 6:00 p.m.
Fennville at Martin, 6:00 p.m.
Galesburg-Augusta at Schoolcraft, 6:00 p.m.
Kalamazoo Hackett at Constantine, 6:00 p.m.
Cassopolis at Bridgman, 4:30 p.m.
Michigan Lutheran at Crete Illinois Lutheran (IL), 7:00 p.m.
Grand Blanc at Kalamazoo Central, 3:30 p.m.