Izzo reaches career win 698 in Spartans win over Gophers – Cosy Sports Update


NCAAMBB – Men’s College Basketball
Last Night
Michigan State 76, Minnesota 66
(14) Illinois 88, Michigan 73

Michigan State 76, Minnesota 66 –Izzo gets 698th career win, Michigan State pulls away late to beat Minnesota
Tyson Walker scored 12 of his 21 points inside the last four minutes to help Michigan State pull away and beat Minnesota 76-66 on Thursday night, giving coach Tom Izzo his 698th career win with the Spartans.  Michigan State trailed just once in the second half, but it was tied seven times. It was knotted 62-all before Walker’s jumper at the 3:38 mark sparked a 14-4 run to end it. Walker was 4 of 5 from the floor, made four free throws, grabbed two rebounds and had a steal during the stretch. Minnesota missed its last five field goals.

(14) Illinois 88, Michigan 73 – Hawkins scores 21 points to lead Illinois over Michigan 88-73
Coleman Hawkins had 21 points to go with 10 rebounds as No. 14 Illinois beat Michigan 88-73. Quincy Guerrier had 16 points and 14 rebounds, Ty Rodgers added 15 points, and Marcus Domask had 15 for the Fighting Illini. They trailed only once, when Tarris Reed Jr. opened the scoring with a layup. Reed had 20 points to lead the Wolverines (7-11, 2-4). Olivier Nkamhoua added 16 and Dug McDaniel 14 for Michigan, which lost for the sixth time in its last seven games.

Toledo at Central Michigan, 7:00 p.m.

Western Michigan at Bowling Green, 2:00 p.m.
Eastern Michigan at Ohio, 4:00 p.m.

Michigan State at Maryland, 12:00 p.m.      Superhits 103.7 Cosy-FM 11:00

NFL – National Football League Playoffs – Divisional Round
Houston Texans at Baltimore Ravens, 4:30 p.m.
Green Bay Packers at San Francisco 49ers, 8:15 p.m.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Detroit Lions, 3:00 p.m.            Rock 107 WIRX 2:00
Kansas City Chiefs at Buffalo Bills, 6:00 p.m.

NFL – Lions host Bucs, aiming to win 2 playoff games in season for 1st time since 1957
The Detroit Lions are hosting the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday. The Lions are favored to beat the Bucs by nearly a touchdown, three months after winning by two touchdowns at Tampa Bay. Detroit’s win over Matthew Stafford and the Los Angeles Rams was the franchise’s first playoff victory in 32 years in its first home postseason game in three decades. The Bucs are coming off a 32-9 win over Philadelphia at home on Monday night. The Bucs are the only team in the conference that has made the playoffs each of the past four seasons.

NHL – National Hockey League
Last Night
Buffalo Sabres 3, Chicago Blackhawks 0

Sabres 3, Blackhawks 0 – Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen makes 19 saves for 2nd shutout, Sabres beat Blackhawks 3-0
Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen made 19 saves for his second consecutive shutout and the Buffalo Sabres beat the Chicago Blackhawks 3-0 on Thursday night in a game moved back a day because of snow. Zemgus Girgensons, JJ Peterka and Rasmus Dahlin scored. Luukkonen had his third career NHL shutout, also beating San Jose 3-0 on Monday. His best save came with 5:45 remaining when he stopped Reese Johnson from close range on a 2-on-1 opportunity. Arvid Soderblom made 28 saves for struggling Chicago. The Blackhawks have two victories in their last 11 games.

Detroit Red Wings at Carolina Hurricanes, 7:00 p.m.
New York Islanders at Chicago Blackhawks, 8:30 p.m.

Tampa Bay Lightning at Detroit Red Wings, 7:00 p.m.

NBA – National Basketball Association
Last Night
Chicago Bulls 116, Toronto Raptors 110
Indiana Pacers 126, Sacramento Kings 121

Bulls 116, Raptors 110 – Vucevic and DeRozan each score 24 points to help Bulls beat Raptors 116-110
Nikola Vucevic had 24 points and 14 rebounds, DeMar DeRozan scored 24 points against his former team and the Chicago Bulls beat the Toronto Raptors 116-110 on Thursday night. Coby White added 23 points to help the Bulls snap a four-game losing streak in Toronto. Patrick Williams scored 12 points, and Alex Caruso and Ayo Dosunmu each had 10. Chicago outscored Toronto 74-50 on points in the paint. Scottie Barnes had 31 points, one shy of his career best, for Toronto. RJ Barrett added 17 points.

Pacers 126, Kings 121 – Bennedict Mathurin scores 25 points, Pacers beat Kings 126-121
Bennedict Mathurin scored 25 points and the short-handed Indiana Pacers held off the Sacramento Kings 126-121 on Thursday night. Indiana was without newly acquired forward Pascal Siakam, who had yet to join the team following a trade with Toronto, while fellow All-Star Tyrese Haliburton missed his fifth straight game because of a strained left hamstring. T.J. McConnell had 20 points and 10 assists to help Indiana win for the 10th time in 13 games. Myles Turner added 18 points and Jalen Smith had 17 points and 13 rebounds. Kevin Huerter had a career-high 31 points for Sacramento.

Indiana Pacers at Portland Trailblazers, 10:00 p.m.

Milwaukee at Detroit, 3:00 p.m.
Memphis at Chicago, 8:00 p.m.

Indiana at Phoenix, 8:00 p.m.

NCAAWBB – Women’s College Basketball
Last Night
(19) Notre Dame 86, Virginia 76

(19) Notre Dame 86, Virginia 76 – Citron, Hidalgo lead No. 19 Notre Dame women past Virginia, 86-76
Sonia Citron scored a season-high 28 points and freshman Hannah Hidalgo added 23 points, nine assists and six steals as No. 19 Notre Dame held off a late Virginia rally to beat the Cavaliers 86-76. Virginia lost its third straight game to a ranked opponent, falling to No. 6 North Carolina State and No. 20 North Carolina on the road. The Cavaliers will face a fourth-straight ranked opponent when the travel to No. 15 Florida State on Sunday and will play teams in the AP Top 25 in three of their next four games.

Eastern Michigan at Ohio, 1:00 p.m.
Central Michigan at Northern Illinois, 2:00 p.m.
Western Michigan at Buffalo, 2:00 p.m.
Michigan State at Minnesota, 3:00 p.m.

(19) Notre Dame at Wake Forest, 2:00 p.m.
Michigan at Rutgers, 2:00 p.m.
Central Michigan at Chicago State, 3:00 p.m.

NCAAFB – Ohio St. hires former Texans head coach Bill O’Brien as offensive coordinator
Ohio State is hiring former Houston Texans and Penn State head coach Bill O’Brien as offensive coordinator, a person with direct knowledge of the decision told The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the hire still needed university approval, but an announcement was expected as soon as Friday. Buckeyes coach Ryan Day has been Ohio State’s primary play-caller since being promoted from offensive coordinator to head coach in 2019 to replace Urban Meyer. Bringing in an experienced play-caller at both the college and NFL level could allow Day to hand off those responsibilities.

MLB – Report: White Sox in "serious" discussions about new ballpark in South Loop
The Chicago White Sox are in “serious” discussions with the owner of a plot of land in the city’s South Loop about building a new ballpark a few miles north of their longtime home at Guaranteed Rate Field, the Chicago Sun-Times reported. The Sun-Times, citing sources familiar with the talks, reported Wednesday night that the team and developer Related Midwest were discussing building a baseball-only stadium on an undeveloped, 62-acre parcel closer to downtown. The White Sox and mayor Brandon Johnson issued a statement saying they are working together to keep the team in Chicago but did not acknowedge specific talks about the South Loop location.

MCCAA – Michigan Community College Athletic Association
Women’s Basketball
Lake Michigan College at Glen Oaks Community College, 1:00 p.m.

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

MHSAA – Michigan High School Athletic Association
Last Night
Boys Basketball
South Haven 62, Bridgman 61

Southwest 10
Bangor 73, White Pigeon 25
Centreville 58, Cassopolis 52
Decatur at Comstock, Cancelled

Girls Basketball
Kalamazoo Central 40, St. Joseph 29
Portage Central 53, Lakeshore 44
Mattawan 38, Portage Northern 25
Gull Lake 39, Kalamazoo Loy Norrix 27

Our Lady of the Lake 22, Michigan Lutheran 20

Buchanan 37, Dowagiac 30

Boys Basketball
Portage Central at Lakeshore, 7:00 p.m.  94.9 WSJM
Kalamazoo Central at St. Joseph, 7:00 p.m.
Portage Northern at Mattawan, 7:00 p.m.
BC Lakeview at Battle Creek Central, 7:00 p.m.

Berrien Springs at Benton Harbor, 7:00 p.m.
Dowagiac at Buchanan, 7:15 p.m.

Michigan Lutheran at Our Lady of the Lake, 7:00 p.m.
Countryside at New Buffalo, 7:30 p.m.
Eau Claire at Covert, 7:30 p.m.
Howardsville Chr. at River Valley, 7:30 p.m.

Watervliet at Coloma, 7:30 p.m.
Kalamazoo Hackett at Constantine, 7:30 p.m.
Martin at Delton-Kellogg, 7:30 p.m.
Allegan at Fennville, 7:30 p.m.
Gobles at Galesburg-Augusta, 7:30 p.m.
Saugatuck at Holland Black River, 7:30 p.m.
Parchment at Lawton, 7:30 p.m.
Kalamazoo Christian at Schoolcraft, 7:30 p.m.

Southwest 10
Hartford at Bloomingdale, 7:30 p.m.
Lawrence at Marcellus, 7:30 p.m.

Girls Basketball

BC Lakeview at Battle Creek Central, 5:45 p.m.

Berrien Springs at Benton Harbor, 5:30 p.m.

Countryside at New Buffalo, 6:00 p.m.
Howardsville Chr. at River Valley, 6:00 p.m.

Bridgman at South Haven, 6:30 p.m.
Watervliet at Coloma, 6:00 p.m.
Kalamazoo Hackett at Constantine, 6:00 p.m.
Martin at Delton-Kellogg, 6:00 p.m.
Allegan at Fennville, 6:00 p.m.
Gobles at Galesburg-Augusta, 6:00 p.m.
Saugatuck at Holland Black River, 6:00 p.m.
Parchment at Lawton, 6:00 p.m.
Kalamazoo Christian at Schoolcraft, 6:00 p.m.

Southwest 10
Hartford at Bloomingdale, 6:00 p.m.
Lawrence at Marcellus, 6:00 p.m.
Bangor at White Pigeon, 7:30 p.m.
Cassopolis at Centreville, 7:30 p.m.

Boys Swimming and Diving
St. Joseph 111, Portage Northern 67

Boys Basketball
Michigan Lutheran vs. Potterville, 8:00 p.m.         (at Little Caesars Arena, Detroit)
Benton Harbor vs. Wyoming Lee, 10:00 a.m.          (at East Kentwood)
New Buffalo at Bridgman, 6:00 p.m.
Howardsville Christian at Mendon, 1:30 p.m.
Lawton at Kalamazoo Hackett, 7:00 p.m.
Cassopolis at Lawrence, 2:30 p.m.

Girls Basketball
Michigan Lutheran vs. Potterville, 6:00 p.m.         (at Little Caesars Arena, Detroit)
Brandywine at Bronson, 5:30 p.m.
Lawton at Kalamazoo Hackett, 5:30 p.m.
Cassopolis at Lawrence, 1:00 p.m.