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Tech Hockey Sweeps Huntsville – Monday Sports Wrap

MTU/NMU

The Michigan Tech hockey team completed a sweep of Alabama-Huntsville with a 2-1 victory yesterday afternoon. All of the scoring came in the first period, with Tyler Rockwell and Chris Lide finding the net for the Huskies. Noah Finstrom brought the Chargers within one, but Tech goaltender Mark Sinclair held his former team scoreless for the rest of the game. Tech blanked Huntsville 4-0 Saturday afternoon. The Huskies visit Minnesota State this coming weekend.

Fifth-ranked MSU is coming off a weekend sweep of Northern Michigan University. The Mavericks won yesterday’s game 4-0, after a 5-0 victory Saturday.

Both the MTU and NMU Nordic ski teams competed at the MTU Holiday Championships on the Tech Trails over the weekend. Members of the Copper Country Ski Tigers were also involved. You can see full results here.

NBA

The Detroit Pistons suffered a narrow 122-120 loss to the Boston Celtics yesterday afternoon. Jayson Tatum’s 16-footer with three seconds remaining won the game, after Jerami Grant had tied it with a pair of free throws. Grant led Detroit with 22 points. Josh Jackson left the game early in the second half with an ankle injury.

The Pistons visit the Milwaukee Bucks tonight. Coverage begins at 7:35 on 99.3 The Lift.

NFL

The Detroit Lions wrapped up their season with a wild 37-35 loss to the Minnesota Vikings yesterday. Matthew Stafford threw three touchdown passes – two to Marvin Jones, who had eight catches for 180 yards. Another potential touchdown catch by Jones was taken away by officials on a disputed call. Kirk Cousins passed for three touchdowns for the Vikings, and ran for another.

Detroit finished with a record of 5-11. The Lions defense gave up more yards than any in franchise history.

The Green Bay Packers tuned up for the playoffs with a 35-16 victory over the Chicago Bears. Aaron Rodgers threw four touchdown passes. Despite the loss, the Bears clinched a wild card playoff berth.

In last night’s game, Washington got past the Philadelphia Eagles 20-14.

With the best record in the NFC, the Packers will have a bye in the opening round of the playoffs. On Saturday, the Bills host the Colts, the Seahawks entertain the Rams, and Washington entertains the Buccaneers. On Sunday, the Titans welcome the Ravens, the Saints host the Bears, and the Steelers entertain the Browns. Hear all of the NFL playoff games on 99.3 The Lift.

The Lions will pick seventh in the first round of the next NFL draft. Jacksonville will have the first pick. The Vikings have the 14th selection.

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