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College Basketball

The Michigan Tech men’s basketball team fell to Purdue Northwest 76-52 yesterday afternoon. The Huskies led by a point at halftime, but the Pride outscored them by 25 down the stretch to pull away. Eric Carl led Tech with 14 points, and Trent Bell grabbed 11 rebounds.

The Huskies defeated the Pride 68-59 on Saturday.

The Tech women’s team swept its weekend series at Purdue Northwest, but Saturday’s win wasn’t nearly as easy as the Huskies’ 67-44 rout Friday night. Saturday, it was the Pride that got off to a fast start, building a 10-point lead at the end of the first quarter. Tech trailed most of the game, but surged ahead in the fourth quarter to eke out a 58-56 victory. The key play was a block by Baillie McGirk with three seconds remaining, and Tech clinging to a one-point lead. She grabbed the rebound, was fouled, and made a free throw to seal the win. Jordan Ludescher led the Huskies with 15 points.

The Northern Michigan University women’s basketball team completed a sweep of their weekend series at Wisconsin-Parkside with a come-from-behind 77-76 victory yesterday. Samantha Potter’s two free throws with three seconds remaining were the game-winners. The Wildcats began their campaign with a tight 77-74 victory at Parkside Saturday.

The NMU men’s team lost to Wisconsin-Parkside 72-55 yesterday to split their series. The Wildcats claimed a thrilling 76-75 overtime victory over Parkside Saturday. Tre Harvey’s three-pointer with seven seconds left was the game-winner. 

College Hockey

The Lake Superior State University hockey team completed a weekend sweep at Northern Michigan University with a 3-2 overtime victory Saturday night. The Wildcats led 2-0 heading into the third period, but the Lakers’ Pete Veillette scored twice in the third frame, and Louis Boudon’s power play goal 26 seconds into the extra stanza ended the contest.

There was no Michigan Tech hockey this weekend. The scheduled series at Minnesota State was postponed because of positive COVID-19 tests within the Huskies program. No make-up date has been announced. The fate of the Huskies’ scheduled series at Ferris State University this coming weekend is not known.

High School Football

The only remaining Upper Peninsula team in the high school football tournament has reached the state championship game. North Central pounded Marion 50-2 Saturday in an eight-player Division Two semifinal. The Jets will take on Portland Saint Patrick in the title match Saturday at 2:00 at the indoor facility at the Legacy Center in Brighton.

Suttons Bay will face Lenawee Adrian Christian for the eight-player Division One championship.

North Central is the only remaining U.P. team because Iron Mountain lost to Johannesburg-Lewiston 7-6 in the 11-player Division Eight regionals Saturday. Negaunee fell to Grayling 56-26 in the Division Six regionals.

NBA

The Detroit Pistons fell behind early, and lost 96-86 to the Utah Jazz yesterday afternoon. After trailing by 20 in the first quarter, Detroit closed the gap to five points late in the game, but couldn’t complete the comeback. Jerami Grant led the Pistons with 28 points.

The Pistons host the Milwaukee Bucks Wednesday night. Coverage begins at 6:35 on 99.3 The Lift.

NFL

The Wild Card Round of the NFL playoffs wrapped up yesterday…
• The Baltimore Ravens got past the Tennessee Titans 20-13.
• The New Orleans Saints shut down the Chicago Bears 21-9. Drew Brees threw two touchdown passes.
• The Cleveland Browns scored 28 points in the first quarter, and ousted the Pittsburgh Steelers 48-37. It’s the first playoff win for the Browns since 1994.

That sets up the Divisional Round schedule…
• On Saturday, the Green Bay Packers host the Los Angeles Rams at 4:35. The Buffalo Bills entertain the Ravens at 8:15.
• On Sunday, the Browns visit the Kansas City Chiefs at 3:05, and the Saints host the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at 6:40.

Hear all the games on 99.3 The Lift.

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