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Tech Hoops Splits with Northwood – Saturday Sports Wrap

College Hockey

The Northern Michigan University hockey team dropped a 5-1 decision at Bowling Green last night. Vincent de May scored the Wildcats’ only goal in the second period. Those teams play again this evening in Ohio.

There is no Michigan Tech hockey again this weekend. Because of COVID-19 issues with the Huskies, their games at Ferris State University have been rescheduled for February 2nd and February 9th.

The Huskies have added forward Ryland Mosley to their roster. Mosley last played with the Carleton Place Canadians, where he was a teammate of Tech defenseman Brett Thorne.

College Basketball

The Michigan Tech men’s basketball team shut down Northwood University 62-49 last evening. Owen White scored 26 for the Huskies, who trailed early, but came on strong in the second half. Those teams play again this afternoon in Midland.

The Tech women’s basketball team lost a close 58-56 decision to Northwood last night. Ellie Taylor’s layup with seven seconds remaining was the game-winner. Baillie McGirk’s shot at the buzzer that would have forced overtime fell short. Jordan Ludescher led a balanced Huskies attack with nine points. Those teams meet again this afternoon in Houghton.

The Northern Michigan University men’s basketball team fell 83-73 at Saginaw Valley State last evening. Those teams play again this afternoon in University Center.

The NMU women will host Saginaw Valley this afternoon and tomorrow afternoon.

The Finlandia University men’s basketball program has added a new recruit. Charlie Garbowski is the captain of the Royal Oak High School team in suburban Detroit.

NBA

The Detroit Pistons’ game against Washington last night was postponed because of COVID-19 positives with the Wizards.

The Pistons are scheduled to visit the Miami Heat this evening.

NHL

The Detroit Red Wings host the Carolina Hurricanes this evening. Because of NFL football, coverage will start at 6:45 on KBear 102.3.

MLB

The Detroit Tigers have avoided arbitration with all their eligible players. The team announced eight one-year contract deals yesterday. The biggest was with starter Matthew Boyd, who will get $6.5 million. The others are infielder Jeimer Candelario, outfielder JaCoby Jones, utilityman Niko Goodrum, and pitchers Daniel Norris, Buck Farmer, Joe Jimenez and José Cisnero.

The Milwaukee Brewers signed one-year deals with pitchers Josh Hader and Brandon Woodruff, avoiding arbitration hearings with them.

NHL

The NFL Divisional playoff games will be held this weekend…

• Today, the Green Bay Packers host the Los Angeles Rams in a 4:35 contest, and the Baltimore Ravens visit the Buffalo Bills at 8:15.

• Tomorrow, the Kansas City Chiefs entertain the Cleveland Browns at 3:05, and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers visit the New Orleans Saints at 6:40.

Hear all the games on 99.3 The Lift.

The Detroit Lions’ new general manager has spoken out. In a brief Twitter video released yesterday, Brad Holmes said he was looking forward to building the team, and uplifting the community.

The search for a head coach for the Lions continues. The leading candidate is reported to be New Orleans Saints’ assistant coach Dan Campbell. Detroit management can’t actually talk to Campbell as long as the Saints remain in the playoffs. Campbell was a tight end on the winless 2008 Detroit Lions team, although he missed almost all of the season with an injury.

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