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FinnU Men’s Hoops Falls to Northland – Thursday Sports Wrap

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The Finlandia University men’s basketball team couldn’t overcome a cold start, and lost 64-55 to Northland College last night. The Lumberjacks scored the first nine points of the game, and never trailed, although the Lions closed the gap to one point midway through the second half. Dylan Underwood led Finlandia with 17 points. Austin Carlson grabbed 13 rebounds.

The Michigan Tech volleyball team opens the NCAA Division II national tournament tonight. The fifth-seeded Huskies will face fourth-seed Lewis University at 8:30. The game will be played at Drury University in Springfield, Missouri.

The MTU soccer team has introduced three new recruits. All are from Michigan. Neve Badalow is a defender and midfielder from Marian High School in Bloomfield Hills. Cassie Bonifas is a defender from Pinckney High School. Gracie VanLangevelde is a goalkeeper from Spring Lake High School.

Reggie Bullock’s jump shot at the buzzer lifted the Detroit Pistons to a 106-104 victory over the Toronto Raptors last night. The shot capped a comeback from a 19-point deficit in coach Dwayne Casey’s return to Scotiabank Arena. Blake Griffin scored 30 for Detroit, and Andre Drummond collected 14 rebounds.  The Pistons will entertain the Cleveland Cavaliers Monday night.

The Detroit Red Wings will visit the Ottawa Senators tonight. Because of NFL football on 99.3 The Lift, we will join the Wings broadcast in progress after the Deer Hunter’s Roundup on KBear 102.3.

In tonight’s NFL game, the Green Bay Packers visit the Seattle Seahawks. Hear the broadcast on 99.3 The Lift. Please have your picks in The Wolf Pro Football Challenge turned in by noon today at one of our sponsors.

The Detroit Lions will finish the season without guard T.J. Lang. He’s been placed on injured reserve because of a neck injury.

Our high school hockey coverage begins tomorrow night, when Jeffers entertains Cheboygan. The pregame show will start at 6:40 on KBear 102.3 and KBear102.com.

Our Finlandia University hockey coverage also continues tomorrow, as the Lions men’s team hosts Wisconsin-River Falls. The pregame show will start at 6:55 on 99.3 The Lift and 993TheLift.com.

Email sports stories and game results to mornings@up.net.

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