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MTU Hoops Sweeps LSSU – Saturday Sports Wrap

College Hockey

The Michigan Tech hockey team’s weekend games against Lake Superior State University were canceled late Friday, after positive COVID-19 tests emerged with the Lakers. Since Northern Michigan University was also without an opponent because of COVID-19 positives at Alabama-Huntsville, the two teams quickly arranged a non-conference home-and-home series against one another. The Huskies and Wildcats will play today at 4:07 in Houghton, and Monday at 5:07 in Marquette.

College Basketball

Both Michigan Tech basketball teams earned victories over Lake Superior State yesterday.

The women used a big third quarter to blow past the Lakers 61-46. Cassidy Trotter scored 15 points, and Katelyn Meister grabbed nine rebounds.

The men outscored the Lakers 79-74. Owen White scored 29 for the Huskies, and Eric Carl sealed the win with a clutch three-pointer with five seconds remaining.

Those teams play again this afternoon. The women are at home, and the men at the Soo.

The Northern Michigan University men’s basketball team cruised past Ferris State University 67-59 yesterday. Noah Parcher led the Wildcats with 19 points and nine rebounds. The men’s team plays in Big Rapids again today. The women’s teams meet in Marquette today and tomorrow.

High School

High school hockey and basketball have been delayed again. The latest modification of the epidemic order from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services says that non-contact workouts can continue, but contact activities cannot begin until at least February 21st. The previous order would have allowed contact activities to start February 1st. Michigan High School Athletic Association Director Mark Uyl said the new delay had not been anticipated, and was disappointing for athletes who have been watching high schools in nearby states compete for two months.

NHL

The Detroit Red Wings fell to the Chicago Blackhawks 4-1 last night. Dylan Larkin scored Detroit’s only goal late in the contest. Thomas Greiss stopped 24 shots in net, and took the loss.

The Wings skate at Chicago again tomorrow. Because of NFL football on 99.3 The Lift, Wings coverage will begin at 12:15 on KBear 102.3.

Another Red Wing has been added to the COVID-19 protocol list. Filip Zadina joins forwards Robby Fabbri, Adam Erne and Sam Gagner, and defenseman Jon Merrill on the sideline.

NBA

The Detroit Pistons lost a 103-102 heartbreaker to the Houston Rockets last evening. Jerami Grant scored 21 points for Detroit, but his three-pointer that would have won the game was ruled to have been released just after the final buzzer. A foul call that would have sent Grant to the free throw line was also ruled to have come after the buzzer sounded.

The Pistons host the Philadelphia 76ers tonight. Coverage begins at 7:35 on 99.3 The Lift.

MLB

The Milwaukee Brewers have signed utility player Daniel Robertson to a one-year contract. Robertson played several seasons for the Tampa Bay Rays, and finished last season with the San Francisco Giants.

NFL

This year’s conference championship games will be played tomorrow. The Packers host the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at 3:05, and the Kansas City Chiefs welcome the Buffalo Bills at 6:40. Hear both games on 99.3 The Lift.

Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes says he has cleared concussion protocol, and will be able to play tomorrow. Tampa Bay receiver Antonio Brown will not take the field against the Packers because of a knee injury.

Former Detroit Lions coach Matt Patricia apparently won’t be out of work for long. Reports indicate he’ll rejoin the New England Patriots’ staff. His exact role has not been revealed.

Former Lions general manager Martin Mayhew has been hired as the GM of the Washington Football Team. Mayhew played for Washington in the early ’90s. He led the Lions from 2008 through 2015.

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