Weekday Morning Sports Report – Friday 1/25/19

NCAAMBB – Men’s College Basketball
Last Night
(6) Michigan State 82, (19) Iowa 67

(6) Michigan State 82, (19) Iowa 67 – No. 6 Michigan State blows past No. 19 Iowa, 82-67
Cassius Winston scored 23 points, Nick Ward had 21 points with 10 rebounds and sixth-ranked Michigan State blew past No. 19 Iowa 82-67 on Thursday night, extending its winning streak to 13 games. Matt McQuaid added three second-half 3-pointers for the Spartans (18-2, 9-0 Big Ten), who used a 24-2 run just after halftime to secure a school-record 21st consecutive league victory.  Tyler Cook scored 11 points in the first four minutes of the second half to give Iowa a 50-42 lead. But he was soon matched by the unflappable Winston, who hit three 3s in a row to help the Spartans retake the lead, 53-50.  Ward’s three-point play pushed the run to 14-0 and put Michigan State ahead 56-50. McQuaid’s 3 and three more points from Winston, this time at the foul line, gave the Spartans a 66-52 edge. Luka Garza scored 20 points and Tyler Cook had 17 for Iowa (16-4, 5-4), which won its previous five games. The Hawkeyes entered leading the nation in free throw attempts and makes, but they hit just eight. Michigan State went 20 of 21 from the line.

Tonight
(5) Michigan at Indiana, 6:30 p.m.                  106.1 & 1400 WSJM Sports 6:00

Saturday
(3) Virginia at Notre Dame, 1:00 p.m.
Eastern Michigan at Western Michigan, 2:00 p.m.
Central Michigan at Toledo, 7:00 p.m.

Sunday
(6) Michigan State at Purdue, 1:00 p.m.         Superhits 103.7 Cosy-FM 12:00

NCAAWBB – Women’s College Basketball
Last Night
(1) Notre Dame 77, Tennessee 62
(23) Michigan State 77, Illinois 60
Indiana 70, Michigan 60

(1) Notre Dame 77, Tennessee 62 – Young’s triple-double helps No. 1 ND beat Lady Vols 77-62
Jackie Young had a triple-double and Arike Ogunbowale scored 28 points as No. 1 Notre Dame rallied in the second half to beat Tennessee 77-62 on Thursday night. Young had 16 points, 12 rebounds, 10 assists and only two turnovers for the seventh triple-double in Notre Dame history. Ogunbowale scored 24 of her 28 points in the second half to help Notre Dame  (18-1) earn its 12th consecutive victory.

(23) Michigan State 77, Illinois 60 – Balance helps No. 23 Michigan State women top Illini 77-60
Three players scored 14 points and freshman Nia Clouden tied her career high with 11 assists and No. 23 Michigan State took control early Thursday night en route to a 77-60 win over Illinois. Shay Colley, Taryn McCutcheon and Jenna Allen each had 14 points for the Spartans (14-5, 4-4 Big Ten), who improved to 11-0 at home.  Brandi Beasley scored 15 points for the Illini (9-10, 1-7), who have lost five straight overall and seven-straight to MSU

Indiana 70, Michigan 60 – Penn leads Indiana over Micihgan
Jaelynn Penn scored a career high 28 points, going 6 of 7 from beyond the arc to lead Indiana over Michigan 70-60.  Brenna Wise added 12 for the Hoosiers (16-4, 5-3 Big Ten).  Naz Hillmon and Nicole Munger each had 16 points for Michigan (12-8, 3-5).

Saturday
Western Michigan at Ball State., 1:00 p.m.
Eastern Michigan at Central Michigan, 1:00 p.m.

Sunday
(23) Michigan State at Michigan, 2:00 p.m.
(1) Notre Dame at North Carolina, 2:00 p.m.

NBA – National Basketball Association
Tonight
Los Angeles Clippers at Chicago Bulls, 8:00 p.m.
Detroit Pistons at Dallas Mavericks, 8:30 p.m.

NBA – Pacers lose All-Star Victor Oladipo to season-ending injury
The Indiana Pacers have lost All-Star guard Victor Oladipo with a season-ending ruptured quad tendon in his right knee. Oladipo was injured during Wednesday night’s 110-106 victory over Toronto and left the court on a stretcher with 4:05 left in the first half. Coach Nate McMillan says he is unsure when Oladipo would have surgery or whether he would be ready for the start of next season. Oladipo led the Pacers in scoring at 19.2 points per game, was a first-team all-NBA defensive selection last season and one of the Pacers’ co-captains.

NFL – National Football League – Pro Bowl
Sunday
2019 NFL Pro Bowl – Camping World Stadium, Orlando, FL
AFC vs. NFC, 3:00 p.m.                106.1 & 1400 WSJM Sports 2:30

NFL – Pagano sees opportunity of lifetime leading Bears’ defense
Chuck Pagano is ready to embrace the “opportunity of a lifetime” as the Chicago Bears’ defensive coordinator. He inherits a group that ranked among the best in the NFL and helped Chicago win the NFC North after four straight last-place finishes. The Bears made the playoffs for the first time in eight years in their first season under coach Matt Nagy.  Pagano vowed not to jam “square pegs into round holes” with a defense featuring three All-Pros, including edge rusher Khalil Mack.  He will continue to run the 3-4 as Chicago did under Vic Fangio and combine his philosophy with the system in place.

NHL – National Hockey League
Saturday
2019 NHL All Star Game – SAP Center – San Jose, CA
Central Division vs. Pacific Division, 8:15 p.m.
Atlantic Division vs. Metropolitan Division, 9:15 p.m.
Championship Game – 10:15 p.m.

MLB – Cabrera, Fulmer sound optimistic about their health
Miguel Cabrera and Michael Fulmer expect to be ready for the start of spring training. The two Detroit standouts sound pleased with their progress after injuries interrupted the 2018 season. Cabrera played only 38 games before season-ending biceps surgery. Fulmer has dealt with knee issues. The Tigers are holding their annual winter caravan this week, and both Cabrera and Fulmer were in attendance Thursday. The 35-year-old Cabrera says he’s feeling great and hopes he can stay healthy all season. He’s played more than 130 games just once in the past four years. Fulmer says he’s looked into some mechanical issues that may have caused his knee problems.

MLB – AP source: reliever Brach agrees to $4.35M deal with Cubs
A person familiar with the situation says free agent reliever Brad Brach and the Chicago Cubs have agreed to a one-year contract that guarantees $4.35 million. The person spoke on the condition of anonymity because the deal has not been announced.

MLB – Union: Dead time in free-agent market `threat to our game’
The head of the baseball players’ association expressed concern over a second straight offseason that has seen Bryce Harper, Manny Machado and many other free agents remain without deals less than a month before spring training. Wanting to increase the pace of games and concerned about a drop in offense, management has made proposals to the union that include a pitch clock and rules changes. The players’ association says it will respond, and unlike last year the union appears open to discuss the issues. This year’s free agents still available include Harper, Machado, pitcher Dallas Keuchel and closer Craig Kimbrel.

AHL – American Hockey League
Tonight
San Jose Barracuda at Grand Rapids Griffins, 7:00 p.m.

ECHL – ECHL Hockey
Tonight
Cincinnati Cyclones at Toledo Walleye, 7:00 p.m.
Rapid City Rush at Kalamazoo Wings, 7:30 p.m.
Fort Wayne Komets at Indy Fuel, 7:35 p.m.

MCCAA – Junior College Sports
Last Night
Women’s Basketball
Lake Michigan College 69, Lansing Community College 51

  • Samantha Jenkins poured in a game high 26 points to lead Lake Michigan College to a 69-51 MCCAA Western Conference win over Lansing.  The Red Hawks opened the game on a 7-0 run and never trailed.  Jayla Bibbs also finished in double figures with 21 points for LMC.  Lansing was paced by Jaylynn Williams’ 16 points.  The win lifts the Lady Red Hawks to 14-4 on the season and 6-1 in the MCCAA West.  Lansing falls to 5-13 and 1-6 in the conference.

Men’s Basketball
Lansing Community College 88, Lake Michigan College 75

  • Lansing pulled away late to post an 88-75 win over Lake Michigan College.  With the game tied at 71, the Stars outscored the Red Hawks 17-4 down the stretch.  Sheddrick Porter finished with 20 points in the loss for LMC, Khaire Williams added 18.  Lansing got a game high 25 points from freshman Tevin Ali.  With the loss, the Red Harks fall to 3-15 on the season and 1-6 in the MCCAA West.  Lansing improves to 7-10 on the season and 5-2 in the conference.

Saturday
Women’s Basketball
Lake Michigan College at Glen Oaks Community College, 1:00 p.m.          106.1 & 1400 WSJM Sports

Last Night
Women’s Basketball
Lake Michigan College at Glen Oaks Community College, 3:00 p.m.          106.1 & 1400 WSJM Sports

MHSAA – High School Sports
Last Night
Boys Basketball
Lake Michigan Catholic 60, Covert 28

  • Caleb Conklin scored 13 of his game high 17 points in the first half to lead Lake Michigan Catholic to a 60-28 victory over Covert.  Max Allen added 12 points while Christian Monconduit scored 10. Hector Hernandez and Mike Darling each led Covert with 8.

Countryside 38, Michigan Lutheran 23

  • Rae’Shawn Walters led Countryside with a game high 11 points as the Cougars beat Michigan Lutheran 38-23.  Countryside outscored Michigan Lutheran 12-0 in the third quarter to take an 18 point lead going into the final quarter.  Cameron Guse had 9 points to lead the Titans.

Wyoming Potter’s House Christian 85, Howardsville Christian 69

Girls Basketball
Lake Michigan Catholic 43, Covert 28

  • Lake Michigan Catholic got a game high 16 points from Emily Lage as the Lakers beat Covert 43-28.  Laniqua Gray had 13 in the loss for Covert. Jermara Blackman added 10.

Bridgman 31, Buchanan 18
Gull Lake 48, Comstock 39

Boys Swimming
St. Joseph 103, Portage Northern 82
Bridgman/Lakeshore 99.5, Mattawan 85.5

MHSAA – High School Sports
Tonight
Boys Basketball
SMAC
St. Joseph at Portage Northern, 7:15 p.m.
Portage Central at Lakeshore, 7:15 p.m.
Niles at Mattawan, 7:15 p.m.
Battle Creek Lakeview at Battle Creek Central, 7:15 p.m.
Kalamazoo Loy Norrix at Kalamazoo Central, 7:15 p.m.

Non-Conference/Independent
Comstock at Gull Lake, 7:00 p.m.

Wolverine
Otsego at South Haven, 7:00 p.m.   Superhits 103.7 Cosy-FM
Sturgis at Dowagiac, 7:00 p.m.
Three Rivers at Edwardsburg, 7:00 p.m.
Plainwell at Paw Paw, 7:00 p.m.
Allegan at Vicksburg, 7:00 p.m.

BCS
Brandywine at Berrien Springs, 7:15 p.m.
Covert at Lawrence, 7:30 p.m.
Countryside at New Buffalo, 7:30 p.m.
Howardsville Christian at River Valley, 6:30 p.m.
Bridgman at Buchanan, 7:30 p.m.

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

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

Girls Basketball
SMAC
St. Joseph at Portage Northern, 5:45 p.m.
Portage Central at Lakeshore, 5:45 p.m.
Niles at Mattawan, 5:45 p.m.
Battle Creek Lakeview at Battle Creek Central, 5:45 p.m.
Kalamazoo Loy Norrix at Kalamazoo Central, 5:45 p.m.

Non-Conference/Independent
Wyoming Potter’s House Christian at Kalamazoo Hackett, 7:15 p.m.

Wolverine
Otsego at South Haven, 5:45 p.m.
Sturgis at Dowagiac, 5:45 p.m.
Three Rivers at Edwardsburg, 5:45 p.m.
Plainwell at Paw Paw, 5:45 p.m.
Allegan at Vicksburg, 5:45 p.m.

BCS
Berrien Springs at Brandywine, 5:45 p.m.
Covert at Lawrence, 6:00 p.m.
River Valley at New Buffalo, 6:00 p.m.
Andrews Academy. at Lake Michigan Catholic, 3:30 p.m.

Southwest 10
Eau Claire at Mendon, 6:00 p.m.
White Pigeon at Marcellus, 6:00 p.m.
Bangor at Hartford, 6:00 p.m.
Cassopolis at Decatur, 6:00 p.m.
Bloomingdale at Centreville, 6:00 p.m.

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

Saturday
Boys Basketball
Brandywine at Lake Michigan Catholic, 7:30 p.m.
Benton Harbor at Detroit Edison, 4:00 p.m.                       (Detroit Prep Ball Classic)

ISHSHA – High School Hockey
Saturday
Lakeshore/St. Joseph vs. South Bend Adams, 6:15 p.m.       at The Ice Box (South Bend)

Sunday
Lakeshore/St. Joseph vs. Valparaiso, 3:30 p.m.                  at The Ice Box (South Bend)