Wolverines upset 11th ranked Wisconsin on Coach Howards Birthday – Cosy Sports Update


NCAAMBB – Men’s College Basketball
Last Night
Michigan 72, (11) Wisconsin 68
(9) Duke 71, Notre Dame 53

Michigan 72, (11) Wisconsin 68 – Michigan beats No. 11 Wisconsin 72-68
Michigan’s season has been marked by second-half collapses. The Wolverines found a way to stay ahead and win on Wednesday night, making stops defensively and late free throws against one of the better teams in the country.  Dug McDaniel scored 16 points, including three at the line in the final 19 seconds, to help the Wolverines hold on for a 72-68 win over No. 11 Wisconsin.  The Wolverines had lost five straight and 10 of their last 11 games. The Badgers have lost a season-high three consecutive games and struggled to make 3-pointers for the second game in a row. They were 5 of 19 from beyond the arc, a game after going 3 of 19 on 3-pointers in a loss to No. 2 Purdue. AJ Storr scored 20 points to lead the Badgers.

(9) Duke 71, Notre Dame 53 – Mitchell, Foster help No. 9 Duke push past Notre Dame 71-53
Mark Mitchell had 13 points and 10 rebounds to help ninth-ranked Duke beat Notre Dame 71-53 on Wednesday night. Freshman Caleb Foster added 13 points for the Blue Devils, who were coming off an emotional loss at third-ranked rival North Carolina. The Blue Devils got out to a quick lead in this one, running off 17 unanswered points behind Foster for a 20-5 lead. Notre Dame never got closer than eight points again. Markus Burton scored 19 points to lead the Fighting Irish. Notre Dame shot just 33.9%. Duke made just 4 of 18 3-pointers and missed 10 free throws.

NCAAWBB – Women’s College Basketball
Last Night
Kent State 70, Western Michigan 57
Toledo 93, Central Michigan 68
Akron 68, Eastern Michigan 67 – OT

(12) Notre Dame at (15) Louisville, 6:00 p.m.
Michigan State at (14) Indiana, 7:00 p.m.

NBA – National Basketball Association
Last Night
Detroit Pistons 133, Sacramento Kings 120

Pistons 133, Kings 120 – Jaden Ivey scores a career-high 37 points to lead Pistons past Kings, 133-120
Jaden Ivey scored 19 of his career-high 37 points in the fourth quarter and the Detroit Pistons, playing without their two top scorers, stunned the Sacramento Kings 133-120. Ivey added seven assists and six rebounds as Detroit improved to 3-20 on the road this season, 7-43 overall. Alec Burks had 25 points and seven rebounds off the bench, and Jalen Duren had 20 points and 15 rebounds. The Pistons were without Cade Cunningham, managing a left knee injury, and Bojan Bogdanovic, who had left calf soreness, who both average more than 20 points per game. Domantas Sabonis led Sacramento with 30 points and 12 rebounds.

Golden State Warriors at Indiana Pacers, 7:00 p.m.
Chicago Bulls at Memphis Grizzlies, 8:00 p.m.
Detroit Pistons at Portland Trailblazers, 10:00 p.m.

NBA – Pistons add Fontecchio from Jazz, deal Morris to Timberwolves before deadline
The Detroit Pistons have dealt Monte Morris to the Minnesota Timberwolves and acquired Simone Fontecchio from the Utah Jazz, according to a person familiar with the deals on the eve of the NBA trade deadline. Detroit acquired Shake Milton, Troy Brown and a second-round selection from Minnesota and sent a 2024 second-round pick to Utah in the transactions, according to a person speaking on condition of anonymity Wednesday because the trades had not been announced.

NBA – Pascal Siakam finds a perfect fit in Pacers’ up-tempo offense following trade
Pascal Siakam is starting to feel at home in Indiana. The Pacers think he’s a good fit, too. Just three weeks after the two-time All-Star was traded from Toronto, Siakam seems to be finding a comfort zone with his new coaches, new teammates and a new, faster style. Over his first three games with the Pacers, he averaged 17.3 points and 6.7 rebounds. Over the last eight, he is averaging 24.1 points and 7.1 rebounds and he produced his first triple-double in 15 months. The Pacers hope it’s just the start for Siakam.

NHL – National Hockey League
Last Night
Minnesota Wild 2, Chicago Blackhawks 1

Wild 2, Blackhawks 1 – Marcus Foligno scores as Minnesota Wild edge the Chicago Blackhawks 2-1
Marcus Foligno snapped a third-period tie and Filip Gustavsson made 20 saves, helping the Minnesota Wild beat Nick Foligno and the Chicago Blackhawks 2-1. Each of the Foligno brothers scored in the first game for the Central Division foes after the All-Star break, but Marcus Foligno’s ninth of the season lifted Minnesota to its 11th consecutive victory over Chicago. Marcus Foligno also fought with Blackhawks defenseman Jarred Tinordi in the second period. Jacob Lucchini scored in the first for Minnesota, which had dropped two in a row.

NHL – NHL Winter Classic is going back to Wrigley Field for Blues at Blackhawks
The NHL Winter Classic is going back to Wrigley Field. The league says the Chicago Blackhawks will host the St. Louis Blues at the iconic ballpark for the next edition of one of hockey’s marquee events. The second Winter Classic was played at the home of baseball’s Chicago Cubs on Jan. 1, 2009 as the Detroit Red Wings beat the Blackhawks 6-4. The date for the Blues-Blackhawks game was not announced. There are three College Football Playoff quarterfinals scheduled for Jan. 1, so the NHL could stage the event on another day in search of a bigger TV audience. The Kraken beat the Vegas Golden Knights 3-0 in this year’s Winter Classic at Seattle’s T-Mobile Park.

NFL – Bears raising season ticket prices for next season by an average of 8%
The Chicago Bears are raising season ticket prices for next season by an average of 8%. President Kevin Warren says in a letter to season ticket holders the team spent the past few months evaluating prices as well as “market considerations that factor into our business decisions.” The increases will range from 6.2% to 11.3%. The Bears are scheduled to play eight regular-season games and one preseason game at Soldier Field next season.

MLB – Renderings show a modern stadium in a ballpark village as next home for White Sox
The Chicago White Sox’s next home could be a modern stadium in a ballpark village type of setting in the city’s South Loop. Renderings released Wednesday by the team and the company that owns the land show an open-air ballpark surrounded by large green spaces and restaurants, businesses and residences on a 62-acre parcel called “The 78.” The ballpark would be closer to downtown and offer views of the city’s famed skyline. Guaranteed Rate Field would be redeveloped into a soccer stadium.

MLB – Orioles acquire utilityman Nick Maton from the Tigers for cash
The Baltimore Orioles have acquired utilityman Nick Maton from the Detroit Tigers for cash. Maton hit .173 with eight home runs and 32 RBIs in 93 games for the Tigers last season. He has played in 180 major league games in three seasons with the Tigers and Philadelphia Phillies. Maton was part of Philadelphia’s World Series roster two seasons ago when the Phillies lost to Houston. The Phillies drafted Maton in the seventh round in 2017.

NCAAFB – Nick Saban joining ESPN’s ‘College GameDay’ road show
Nick Saban is joining ESPN’s “College GameDay," the long-running Saturday pregame road show he appeared on as a guest so frequently during his 17 seasons as Alabama coach. The network announced Saban will be an on-set analyst for “GameDay,” joining host Rece Davis and regulars Kirk Herbstreit, Lee Corso, Desmond Howard and Pat McAfee. The 72-year-old Saban retired last month after 28 years as a college head coach. He won seven national championships, including six with Alabama and one with LSU.

NCAAWRE – NCAA could add women’s wrestling championship in 2026
The NCAA Committee on Women’s Athletics has recommended that Divisions I, II and III sponsor legislation to add a women’s wrestling championship. It’s a key step to a potential jump from emerging sport status to an official NCAA championship sport. If sponsored, the NCAA members in the divisions are expected to vote on adding the sport during the NCAA Convention in Nashville, Tennessee, next January. The committee hopes wrestling makes its NCAA championship debut in winter 2026. The latest sports sponsorship and participation data shows that more than 70 schools plan to sponsor the sport for the 2023-24 academic year.

MCCAA – Michigan Community College Athletic Association
Last Night
Women’s Basketball
Kalamazoo Valley Community College 74, Lake Michigan College 71
Southwestern Michigan College 87, Marian-Ancilla 55

Men’s Basketball
Kalamazoo Valley Community College 92, Lake Michigan College 71
Southwestern Michigan College 87, Marian-Ancilla 78

MHSAA – Michigan High School Athletic Association
Last Night
Boys Basketball
Benton Harbor 70, Watervliet 58
Dowagiac 60, Bridgman 48
Berrien Springs 61, South Haven 43
Saugatuck 53, Eau Claire 42
Plainwell 61, Allegan 36
Schoolcraft 65, Parchment 26

Girls Basketball
Watervliet 53, Benton Harbor 19
Paw Paw 58, Buchanan 44
South Haven 87, Berrien Springs 39
Plainwell 59, Allegan 24
Climax-Scotts 46, Parchment 40

Wrestling (Team Districts)
Division 2 at Lakeshore
St. Joseph 46, Paw Paw 32
Lakeshore (Bye)
Championship, Lakeshore 34, St. Joseph 32

Division 3 at Coloma
Hartford 39, Coloma 38
Watervliet (Bye)
Championship, Hartford 41, Watervliet 39

Division 3 at Dowagiac
Berrien Springs 64, Benton Harbor 0
Dowagiac 48, Buchanan 30
Championship, Dowagiac 60, Berrien Springs 17

Division 3 at Fennville
Hopkins 40, Allegan 27
South Haven 72, Fennville 12
Championship, Hopkins 40, South Haven 34

Division 4 at Brandywine
Brandywine 42, River Valley 18
Eau Claire 66, Cassopolis 6
Championship, Eau Claire 42, Brandywine 30

Division 4 at Lawton
Lawrence 84, Kalamazoo Phoenix 0
Decatur 42, Lawton 36
Championship, Decatur 81, Lawrence 0

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

Howardsville Christian at New Buffalo, 7:30 p.m.

Southwest 10
Marcellus at Bangor, 7:30 p.m.
Hartford at Decatur, Cancelled

Girls Basketball
Kalamazoo Central at Gull Lake, 7:00 p.m.

Michigan Lutheran at Wtvl Grace Christian, 6:00 p.m.
Howardsville Christian at New Buffalo, 6:00 p.m.

Bridgman at Fennville, 7:00 p.m.

Southwest 10
Bangor at Centreville, 7:30 p.m.
Comstock at Cassopolis, 7:30 p.m.
Decatur at Hartford, 7:30 p.m.
White Pigeon at Lawrence, 7:30 p.m.

Boys Swimming and Diving
St. Joseph at Kalamazoo Loy Norrix, 6:00 p.m.
Bridgman/Lakeshore at Portage Central, 6:00 p.m.

Wrestling (Team Districts)
Division 2 at Plainwell
Hamilton vs. Otsego, 6:00 p.m.
Plainwell vs. Gull Lake, 6:00 p.m.
Championship, 7:30 p.m.

Division 2 at Three Rivers
Niles vs. Three Rivers, 5:00 p.m.
Sturgis vs. Edwardsburg, 5:00 p.m.
Championship, 6:30 p.m.

Division 3 at Comstock
Comstock (Bye)
Parchment vs. Constantine, 6:00 p.m.
Championship, 7:15 p.m.

Division 4 at Gobles
Bloomingdale vs. Bangor, 6:00 p.m.
Martin vs. Gobles, 6:00 p.m.
Championship, 7:30 p.m.