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MTU Women’s Hoops Opens with Easy Win – Saturday Sports Wrap

College Basketball

The Michigan Tech women’s basketball team gave up just one basket in the first quarter, and cruised to a 67-44 victory in their season opener at Purdue-Northwest last evening. Ellie Mackay led the Huskies with 17 points, and Jordan Ludescher grabbed seven rebounds. Those teams play each other again this afternoon in Hammond.

The Tech men’s team will make its season debut at home against Purdue Northwest this afternoon, with another contest set for tomorrow afternoon.

The Northern Michigan University basketball teams will open their seasons against Wisconsin-Parkside. The men’s games will be at home this afternoon and tomorrow afternoon. The women’s contests will be in Kenosha this evening and tomorrow afternoon.

College Hockey

The NMU hockey team lost to Lake Superior State University 4-1 last night. Those teams play again this evening in Marquette.

There is 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.

College Soccer

Finlandia University has appointed Thomas Goodman has the new head coach of the women’s soccer team. Goodman has been the Esports Director since March, 2020. His background includes a season as interim men’s coach at Siena Heights University in Adrian, while also serving as varsity girls coach at nearby Tecumseh High School. Before moving to Michigan, he filled a number of coaching positions on the west coast.

NBA

The Detroit Pistons edged the Phoenix Suns 110-105 in overtime last night. Jerami Grant led Detroit with 31 points and 10 rebounds.

The Pistons host the Utah jazz tomorrow afternoon.

NFL

The NFL playoffs begin this weekend with the Wild Card Round.

Today, the Buffalo Bills host the Indianapolis Colts at 1:05, the Los Angeles Rams visit the Seattle Seahawks at 4:40, and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers play at Washington at 8:15.

Tomorrow , the Baltimore Ravens visit the Tennessee Titans at 1:05, the New Orleans Saints entertain the Chicago Bears at 4:40, and Cleveland Browns visit the Pittsburgh Steelers at 8:15.

Hear all six games on 99.3 The Lift.

Six Green Bay Packers have been named to the Associated Press All Pro team. Quarterback Aaron Rodgers, receiver Davante Adams, tackle David Bakhtiari and center Corey Linsley were voted on to the first team. Linebacker Za’Darius Smith and cornerback Jaire Alexander were named to the second team.

Detroit Lions center Frank Ragnow and punter Jack Fox were named to the second team.

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