Adams Central 69 Bluffton 43
Anderson 54 Harrison (West Lafayette) 52 OT
Angola 56 Churubusco 45
Bethesda Christian 55 Park Tudor 45
Brebeuf Jesuit 59 Guerin Catholic 50
Brownsburg 62 Westfield 56
Brownstown Central 77 Greensburg 41
Carmel 72 Pike 42
Carroll (Fort Wayne) 74 Fort Wayne South 62 OT
Central Noble 52 Eastside 37
Concord 56 Warsaw 45
Cowan 76 Muncie Burris 50
Decatur Central 57 Greenwood 46
Eastern Hancock 41 Monroe Central 33
Fairfield 45 Westview 38
Fishers 70 Avon 38
Fort Wayne Luers 54 Fort Wayne Dwenger 46
Fort Wayne Snider 49 Fort Wayne Concordia 44
Fort Wayne Wayne 77 Fort Wayne Northrop 54
Franklin 58 Whiteland 55 OT
Frankton 57 Blackford 39
Fremont 55 West Noble 54
Hagerstown 54 Blue River 45
Hamilton Southeastern 42 Zionsville 35
Highland 67 Lake Station 50
Homestead 43 Fort Wayne North 36
Jay County 54 South Adams 19
Kokomo 62 Muncie Central 39
Lafayette Jeff 78 Marion 72
Lapel 49 Northeastern 46
Lawrence Central 60 Warren Central 55
Lawrence North 62 North Central (Indianapolis) 60
Lebanon 50 North Montgomery 29
Lewis Cass 56 Southwood 52
Liberty Christian 52 Winchester 46
Manchester 76 Rochester 55
Merrillville 61 Portage 59 OT
Mishawaka Marian 31 Penn 28
Mississinewa 54 Elwood 23
Munster 64 Hobart 42
New Albany 72 Silver Creek 67
New Castle 66 Yorktown 63
New Palestine 77 Indianapolis Roncalli 60
Noblesville 61 Franklin Central 31
NorthWood 48 Goshen 30
Oak Hill 71 Alexandria 45
Perry Meridian 58 Martinsville 49
Peru 41 Lafayette Central Catholic 40
Plainfield 61 Mooresville 42
Plymouth 49 Wawasee 44
Seymour 47 Bedford North Lawrence 42 OT
Tippecanoe Valley 53 Elkhart 41
Wabash 70 North Miami 26
Whitko 66 Northfield 33
Woodlan 52 Heritage 51
Bi-County Tournament
John Glenn 60 Triton 44
LaVille 48 Bremen 46
Trinity Greenlawn 70 Smith Academy 22
Purdue Poly North 54 Indianapolis Rooted 33

Attica at Seeger ppd.
Batesville at Franklin County ppd.
Bloomington South at Castle ppd.
Cannelton at Washington Catholic ppd.
Caston at Winamac ppd.
Connersville Christian at Union (Modoc) 7:30 pm
Danville at Western Boone ppd.
East Chicago Central at Gary 21st Century 8:00 pm
Eastern Greene at Bloomfield ppd.
Evansville North at Terre Haute South ppd.
Frankfort at Benton Central ppd.
Indianapolis HomeSchool at KIPP Indy Legacy 7:30 pm
Indianapolis Rooted at Purdue Poly North 7:00 pm
Lighthouse CPA at Portage Christian 8:00 pm
Madison-Grant at Eastbrook ppd.
Mooresville Christian at Legacy Christian 8:00 pm
Morristown at North Decatur ppd.
New Washington at Austin ppd.
North Daviess at Linton-Stockton ppd.
North Harrison at Lanesville ppd.
Northview at Indian Creek ppd.
Owensboro (Ky.) at Evansville Bosse ppd.
Ross (Ohio) at East Central ppd.
Rushville at Madison ppd.
South Knox at Vincennes Lincoln ppd.
South Vermillion at Greencastle ppd.
Southridge at Heritage Hills ppd.
Southwestern (Shelbyville) at Edinburgh ppd.
Springs Valley at Paoli ppd.
Traders Point Christian at Central Christian 6:00 pm
Trinity Greenlawn at Smith Academy 7:30 pm
Trinity Lutheran at Shawe Memorial ppd.
Western at Maconaquah ppd.
New Prairie vs. Culver ppd. Con


Adams Central at Manchester 7:30 pm
Anderson at Tippecanoe Valley 7:30 pm
Anderson Prep at Morristown 7:30 pm
Andrean at Highland 8:00 pm
Bellmont at Huntington North 7:30 pm
Blackford at Monroe Central 7:30 pm
Bloomfield at Loogootee 7:30 pm
Borden at Henryville 7:30 pm
Brown County at North Putnam 7:30 pm
Cannelton at Lighthouse Christian 2:30 pm
Carmel at Brownsburg 7:30 pm
Carroll (Fort Wayne) at Fishers 4:30 pm
Caston at Rochester 2:30 pm
Center Grove at Indianapolis Roncalli 7:30 pm
Centerville at Richmond 7:30 pm
Central Noble at Fort Wayne Northrop 2:30 pm
Charlestown at Corydon Central 7:30 pm
Chesterton at Crown Point 1:30 pm
Christian Academy Madison at Columbus Christian 7:00 pm
Clay City at Cloverdale 7:30 pm
Clinton Central at Frankfort 7:30 pm
Columbia City at DeKalb 7:30 pm
Columbus East at Jeffersonville 7:30 pm
Community Christian (Ky.) at Shawe Memorial 3:00 pm
Connersville at Batesville 7:30 pm
Crawfordsville at Southmont 7:30 pm
Crothersville at Medora 7:30 pm
Daleville at Lapel 7:30 pm
Delta at Pendleton Heights 2:30 pm
Demotte Christian at North White 7:30 pm
East Central at Harrison (Ohio) 7:30 pm
East Noble at Leo 7:30 pm
Eastern Greene at South Knox 7:30 pm
Edgewood at Bedford North Lawrence 7:30 pm
Edinburgh at Cambridge City Lincoln 7:30 pm
Evansville Christian at Southridge 7:30 pm
Evansville Mater Dei at Boonville 2:30 pm
Evansville Reitz at New Albany 8:00 pm
Faith Christian at Carroll (Flora) 7:30 pm
Fort Wayne Blackhawk at Lakewood Park 7:30 pm
Fountain Central at Clinton Prairie 7:30 pm
Franklin at New Palestine 7:30 pm
Frankton at Wes-Del 7:30 pm
Frontier at Tri-County 6:30 pm
Gibson Southern at Evansville Bosse 8:00 pm
Goshen at Warsaw 6:15 pm
Greencastle at Danville ppd.
Greenfield-Central at Shelbyville 7:30 pm
Greenwood Christian at Traders Point Christian 7:30 pm
Griffith at River Forest 8:00 pm
Hagerstown at Jay County 1:30 pm
Hamilton at Bethany Christian 3:00 pm
Hamilton Southeastern at Mount Vernon (Fortville) 7:30 pm
Hammond Central at Hammond Morton 2:30 pm
Hanover Central at Lake Station 8:00 pm
Hauser at Rising Sun 7:30 pm
Henderson County (Ky.) at Evansville Central 8:30 pm
Indian Creek at West Vigo 2:30 pm
Indianapolis Lutheran at Triton Central 7:30 pm
Indianapolis Riverside at Eminence ppd.
Jasper at Evansville Harrison 8:00 pm
Knightstown at Winchester 7:30 pm
Lafayette Central Catholic at Lafayette Jeff 7:30 pm
Lanesville at Clarksville 6:00 pm
Lawrenceburg at Jac-Cen-Del 7:30 pm
Lebanon at Covington 6:30 pm
Lowell at Kankakee Valley 8:00 pm
Maconaquah at Hamilton Heights 7:30 pm
Martinsville at Bloomington South 7:30 pm
Merrillville at Harrison (West Lafayette) 7:30 pm
Michigan City at LaPorte 8:00 pm
Milan at South Ripley 3:30 pm
Mishawaka at Northridge 7:45 pm
Mississinewa at Western 1:30 pm
New Castle at Wapahani 7:30 pm
New Haven at Norwell 7:45 pm
New Washington at Madison 7:30 pm
North Central (Farmersburg) at North Vermillion 6:00 pm
North Central (Indianapolis) at Muncie Central 5:30 pm
North Daviess at Barr-Reeve 7:30 pm
North Harrison at Salem 7:30 pm
North Judson at Knox 8:30 pm
North Knox at Pike Central 2:30 pm
North Newton at Attica 7:30 pm
Northeastern at Blue River 7:30 pm
Northwestern at Peru 7:45 pm
Orleans at Perry Central 8:00 pm
Owen Valley at Linton-Stockton 7:30 pm
Paoli at Christian Academy 7:30 pm
Park Tudor at Irvington Prep 7:30 pm
Parke Heritage at Mooresville 7:30 pm
Perry Meridian at Columbus North 4:30 pm
Prairie Heights at Whitko 7:30 pm
Rock Creek Academy at Providence 7:30 pm
Scottsburg at Seymour 7:30 pm
Seeger at Rossville 7:30 pm
Seton Catholic at Cowan 7:30 pm
Seven Oaks at Union (Modoc) 12:30 pm
Shenandoah at Eastern Hancock 7:30 pm
Shoals at Wood Memorial 6:00 pm
South Adams at Muncie Burris 6:00 pm
South Bend Career at Elkhart Christian 7:30 pm
South Bend Washington at Valparaiso 7:30 pm
South Central (Elizabeth) at Southwestern (Hanover) 7:30 pm
South Decatur at Greensburg 7:30 pm
South Putnam at Dugger Union 7:30 pm
Southport at Terre Haute North 4:30 pm
Springs Valley at Northeast Dubois 7:30 pm
Switzerland County at South Dearborn 7:30 pm
Taylor at Lewis Cass 7:30 pm
Tecumseh at Forest Park 8:00 pm
Tell City at Crawford County 8:00 pm
Terre Haute South at Bloomington North 7:30 pm
Thrival Indy Academy at MTI Knowledge 4:30 pm
Tipton at Kokomo 7:30 pm
Tri at Oldenburg Academy 1:30 pm
Union County at Southwestern (Shelbyville) 7:30 pm
Victory College Prep at Franklin County 7:30 pm
Waldron at Bethesda Christian 7:30 pm
Washington at North Posey 7:30 pm
Washington Catholic at Tabernacle Christian 3:30 pm
West Lafayette at Twin Lakes 7:30 pm
Western Boone at Speedway 1:30 pm
Westfield at Tri-West 7:30 pm
Westview at Garrett 7:30 pm
White River Valley at Sullivan 7:30 pm
Whiting at Hammond Noll 8:00 pm
Winamac at Delphi 7:30 pm

Bi-County Tournament
John Glenn vs. LaVille 8:30 pm 1st
Carmi (Ill.) Classic
Mount Vernon (Posey) vs. Evansville Day 11:30 am
Mount Vernon (Posey) at Carmi (Ill.) 7:00 pm
Culver Academy Classic
Fort Wayne Canterbury at Culver Academy 10:00 am
Lake Forest Academy (Ill.) vs. Fort Wayne Canterbury 2:00 pm
Lake Forest Academy (Ill.) at Culver Academy 6:00 pm
Indianapolis City Tournament
Heritage Christian vs. Indianapolis Cathedral 6:00 pm SF
Indianapolis Washington vs. Indianapolis Attucks 7:30 pm SF
Porter County Conference Tournament
Hebron at Boone Grove 6:30 pm SF
Westville vs. Morgan Twp. 8:30 pm SF


Angola 68 Churubusco 44
Bellmont 35 Huntington North 28
Bloomington North 51 Columbus North 44
Brebeuf Jesuit 55 Guerin Catholic 31
Brownsburg 59 Westfield 57 OT
Carmel 49 Pike 39
Carroll (Fort Wayne) 75 Fort Wayne South 34
Columbia City 69 DeKalb 19
Culver Academy 51 Lowell 37
Decatur Central 74 Greenwood 46
East Noble 33 Leo 32
Eastside 49 Central Noble 41
Elkhart 51 South Bend St. Joseph 25
Fairfield 51 Westview 35
Fishers 66 Avon 50
Fort Wayne Luers 57 Fort Wayne Dwenger 46
Fort Wayne Northrop 83 Fort Wayne Wayne 62
Fort Wayne Snider 63 Fort Wayne Concordia 36
Frankton 37 Blackford 32
Garrett 43 West Noble 28
Hamilton Southeastern 76 Zionsville 72
Hammond Central 72 Hammond Morton 56
Homestead 75 Fort Wayne North 30
Kokomo 46 Richmond 36
Lafayette Jeff 55 Marion 17
Lakeland 58 Hamilton 33
Lawrence Central 56 Warren Central 42
Lebanon 40 North Montgomery 28
Martinsville 41 Perry Meridian 26
McCutcheon 78 Anderson 63
Merrillville 67 Portage 37
Mooresville 53 Plainfield 47 OT
Mount Vernon (Fortville) 48 Greenfield-Central 41
Munster 62 Lake Station 40
Northridge 74 Mishawaka 18
Norwell 75 New Haven 29
South Bend Clay 40 South Bend Riley 31
South Bend Washington 66 Jimtown 32
Tippecanoe Valley 32 West Lafayette 30
Triton Central 54 Lawrenceburg 47
Whiting 69 Hammond Noll 56
Yorktown 60 New Castle 52
Greater Indianapolis Tournament
Indianapolis Attucks 59 Indianapolis Tindley 43

Cannelton at Washington Catholic ppd.
Crothersville at Tabernacle Christian ppd.
Danville at Western Boone ppd.
Delphi at Sheridan ppd.
Hagerstown at Union (Modoc) 6:00 pm
Milford (Ill.) at Attica ppd.
West Central at Pioneer ppd.
Greater Indianapolis Tournament
Irvington Prep at Indianapolis Washington ppd. 7th


Anderson at Logansport 1:30 pm
Andrean at Kankakee Valley 3:30 pm
Angola at Fort Wayne Dwenger 7:30 pm
Batesville at Greensburg 1:30 pm
Bethany Christian at Culver Academy 2:00 pm
Bloomington South at Eastern Greene 1:30 pm
Bluffton at Heritage 7:30 pm
Bowman Academy at Marquette Catholic 1:00 pm
Brown County at North Putnam 6:00 pm
Cannelton at Lighthouse Christian 1:00 pm
Carmel at Homestead 1:30 pm
Carroll (Flora) at Tri-Central 6:00 pm
Center Grove at Hamilton Southeastern 7:30 pm
Christian Academy Madison at Columbus Christian 6:15 pm
Clarksville at Shawe Memorial 12:00 pm
Clinton Prairie at Eastern (Greentown) 2:00 pm
Columbus East at Madison 1:30 pm
Concord at Warsaw 7:45 pm
Cowan at Knightstown 1:30 pm
Crawfordsville at Southmont 5:30 pm
Delta at Shelbyville 1:00 pm
Dugger Union at Martinsville (Ill.) 11:00 am
Eastbrook at Madison-Grant 3:00 pm
Eastern (Pekin) at Silver Creek 7:30 pm
Evansville Memorial at North Harrison 2:30 pm
Evansville Reitz at Breckenridge County (Ky.) 2:30 pm
Floyd Central at Corydon Central 2:30 pm
Forest Park at Mount Vernon (Posey) 2:30 pm
Fort Wayne Blackhawk at Lakewood Park 6:00 pm
Fort Wayne Luers at Mishawaka Marian 1:30 pm
Franklin Central at Noblesville 12:30 pm
Franklin County at Indianapolis Chatard 1:30 pm
Fremont at Prairie Heights 7:30 pm
Frontier at Rensselaer Central 8:00 pm
Goshen at NorthWood 7:45 pm
Hamilton at Elkhart Christian 12:00 pm
Hammond Noll at Wheeler 8:00 pm
Heritage Christian at Fort Wayne South 2:30 pm
Highland at Gary West 5:00 pm
Huntington North at Indianapolis Cathedral 7:30 pm
Indian Creek at West Vigo 1:00 pm
Indianapolis Scecina at Indianapolis Lutheran 2:30 pm
Indianapolis Washington at Anderson Prep 12:00 pm
Jasper at Martinsville 2:30 pm
Lapel at University 12:00 pm
Lawrence North at Ben Davis 7:30 pm
Lighthouse CPA at South Bend Career 3:00 pm
Loogootee at Paoli 1:00 pm
Lowell at South Bend St. Joseph 3:30 pm
Manchester at Rochester 6:00 pm
Michigan City at LaPorte 6:30 pm
Mississinewa at Elwood 2:00 pm
Monrovia at Covenant Christian 7:30 pm
Muncie Burris at Hagerstown 12:00 pm
Muncie Central at Harrison (West Lafayette) 2:30 pm
New Albany at Evansville Central 5:00 pm
North Central (Farmersburg) at North Vermillion 4:00 pm
North Central (Indianapolis) at South Bend Washington ppd.
North Judson at Knox 7:00 pm
North Knox at Vincennes Lincoln 7:30 pm
North Miami at Wabash 7:45 pm
North Posey at Tell City 2:30 pm
Northeast Dubois at Perry Central 1:00 pm
Northeastern at Blue River 6:00 pm
Northfield at Whitko 1:00 pm
Northridge at Fort Wayne Snider 6:00 pm
Oak Hill at Alexandria 7:30 pm
Orleans at Austin 1:30 pm
Park Tudor at Horizon Christian ppd.
Plymouth at Wawasee 7:30 pm
Portage at Griffith 8:00 pm
Richmond at Lafayette Jeff 2:30 pm
Rising Sun at Southwestern (Hanover) 1:30 pm
Rushville at Connersville 7:30 pm
Salem at Mitchell 1:30 pm
Seven Oaks at Union (Modoc) 11:00 am
Shoals at Wood Memorial 7:30 pm
South Bend Riley at Michigan City 3:00 pm
South Central (Elizabeth) at New Washington 3:30 pm
South Dearborn at Lawrenceburg 1:30 pm
South Knox at Bloomfield 1:30 pm
South Newton at River Forest 4:30 pm
South Vermillion at Riverton Parke 12:30 pm
Southern Wells at Jay County 7:30 pm
Southwestern (Shelbyville) at Cambridge City Lincoln 1:00 pm
Southwood at Lewis Cass 12:30 pm
Speedway at South Putnam 7:30 pm
Sullivan at Cloverdale 2:00 pm
Tecumseh at Princeton 2:30 pm
Terre Haute North at Brownsburg 7:30 pm
Thrival Indy Academy at MTI Knowledge 3:00 pm
Tippecanoe Valley at Kokomo 1:30 pm
Trinity Lutheran at South Decatur 12:00 pm
Union City at Wapahani 7:30 pm
Union County at Daleville 1:30 pm
Warren Central at Jennings County 7:30 pm
Washington Catholic at Tabernacle Christian 2:00 pm
West Washington at Brownstown Central 1:30 pm
Western at McCutcheon ppd.
Whiteland at Franklin 1:30 pm
Woodlan at South Adams 7:30 pm

Bi-County Tournament
John Glenn vs. New Prairie 6:30 pm 1st
Hoosier Conference playoffs
Benton Central at Western 7:30 pm
Lafayette Central Catholic at Northwestern 1:00 pm
Rensselaer Central at Hamilton Heights 6:00 pm
Porter County Tournament
Tri-Township vs. Washington Twp. 6:30 pm SF
Kouts at South Central (Union Mills) 8:00 pm SF



Saturday, Jan. 20

  • (4) Texans at (1) Ravens, 4:30 p.m. ET (ESPN/ABC).  This is a rematch of game that was played all the way back in Week 1. In C.J. Stroud’s debut. the Ravens kept him in check for a 25-9 win. The Texans are the only NFL team that has never won a game in the divisional round and they’ve also never won a road game in the playoffs. 
  • (7) Packers at (1) 49ers, 8 p.m. ET (Fox). This will mark the third time in the past five seasons that these two teams have met in the postseason with Kyle Shanahan’s 49ers going 2-0 against Matt LaFleur and the Packers.

Sunday, Jan. 21

  • (4) Buccaneers at (3) Lions, 3 p.m. ET (NBC). The Lions will be hosting their first divisional round home game since January 1992, and they’ll be facing a Buccaneers team they beat 20-6 back in Week 6. This game will feature the No. 1 overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft (Jared Goff) facing the No. 1 overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft (Baker Mayfield). 
  • (3) Chiefs at (2) Bills, 6:30 p.m. ET (CBS, Paramount+). For the third time in five seasons, these two teams will be meeting in the playoffs. We all remember their last postseason meeting back in January 2022 when the Chiefs put together a scoring drive in just 13 seconds to send the game to overtime (The Chiefs would eventually win). These two teams actually played in Kansas City back in Week 14 with the Bills winning 20-17. This is the seventh time that Josh Allen and Patrick Mahomes have faced each other and the series is currently tied at three.  

Championship Sunday

Sunday, Jan. 28

AFC Championship, 3 p.m. ET (CBS)

NFC Championship, 6:30 p.m. ET (Fox)

Super Bowl LVIII 

Sunday, Feb. 11

AFC vs. NFC in Las Vegas, 6:30 p.m. ET 




#5 UCLA 76 #3 COLORADO 68

#20 UTAH 78 #6 USC 58




















DATE: Saturday, January 20, 2024 GAME TIME: 4:30 PM ET

ESPN/ABC: Joe Buck, Troy Aikman, Lisa Salters, Laura Rutledge

Westwood One: Tom McCarthy, Ross Tucker, Ryan Leaf

SiriusXM (also available on the SXM App) HOU: 82 or 225 BAL: 83 or 226 National: 88


LEADER: BAL leads series, 1-0

LAST GAME: AFC-DIV 1/15/12: HOU 13 at BAL 20



Houston Texans Playoff Record: 5-6 Championships: 0

Last Postseason Game: AFC-WC 1/13/24: CLE 14 at HOU 45

DeMeco Ryans vs. Opponent (incl. postseason): 0-1 Reg. Season: 10-7 (.588) Postseason: 1-0

TEXANS won 1st division title since 2019. Became 1st team in SB era to win division with rookie HC & rookie QB. Can advance to 1st AFC Champ. Game in franchise history. • DEMECO RYANS can become 1st rookie HC to advance to Conf. Champ. Game since Matt LaFleur in 2019 with GB. • QB C.J. STROUD completed 16 of 21 atts. (76.2 pct.) for 274 yards & 3 TDs vs. 0 INTs with 157.2 rating in AFC-WC, highest rating by rookie ever in a playoff game & is 1 of 4 rookie QBs ever with 3+ TD passes in playoff game. Can become 6th rookie QB ever to start & win Div. Round playoff game. Needs 281 pass yards to surpass Andrew Luck (4,663 in 2012) for most pass yards ever by rookie, incl. playoffs. Has 0 INTs in 6 of 7 road starts this season. Passed for 242 yards in Week 1 meeting. • RB DEVIN SINGLETARY rushed for 66 yards & TD in AFC-WC, 6th-straight game overall with 60+ scrimmage yards. Has rush TD in 3 of his past 4 on road. • WR NICO COLLINS led team with 6 catches for 96 yards & TD in AFCWC, 9th game this season & 3rd in a row with 80+ rec. yards. Has TD catch in 3 of past 4. Had 6 catches for 80 yards in Week 1 meeting. • WR JOHN METCHIE had career-high 44 rec. yards in AFC-WC. WR ROBERT WOODS has 55+ rec. yards in 3 of 4 career games vs. Bal. • TE DALTON SCHULTZ had TD catch in AFC-WC, 3rd-straight playoff game with TD catch. Can become 3rd TE ever with rec. TD in 4 straight playoff games (Rob Gronkowski & Travis Kelce). • TE BREVIN JORDAN had career-long 76-yard TD catch in AFCWC, 2nd-longest rec. TD ever by TE in a playoff game. • DE JONATHAN GREENARD led team with career-high 12.5 sacks in 2023. Had 2 TFL & sack in Week 1 meeting. • DE WILL ANDERSON (rookie) had sack in AFC-WC & has sack in 2 of past 3 overall. Had sack in Week 1 meeting. • LB BLAKE CASHMAN led team with career-high 104 tackles this season & had career-best 9 TFL. Had 10 tackles last week. • LB CHRISTIAN HARRIS had 8 tackles, sack & 36-yard INT-TD in AFC-WC, 1st-career TD. Had sack in Week 1 meeting. • CB STEVEN NELSON had 3 PD & 82-yard INT-TD last week. Had INT in Week 1 meeting. Harris & Nelson are 1st pair of teammates each with INT-TD in playoff game since 2007.



LEADER: BAL leads series, 1-0

LAST GAME: AFC-DIV 1/15/12: HOU 13 at BAL 20


Baltimore Ravens Playoff Record: 16-12 Championships: 2 [2000 (XXXV), 2012 (XLVII)]

Last Postseason Game: AFC-WC 1/15/23: BAL 17 at CIN 24

John Harbaugh vs. Opponent (incl. postseason): 9-2 Reg. Season: 160-99 (.618) Postseason: 11-9

RAVENS clinched AFC North division title for 1st time since 2019 & AFC’s No. 1 overall seed for 2nd time in franchise history (2019). Can advance to 5th AFC Champ. Game & 1st since 2012. Led NFL in rushing offense in 2023 (156.5 yards per game). • JOHN HARBAUGH led Baltimore to SB XLVII title in 2012. • QB LAMAR JACKSON had career-high 3,678 pass yards in 2023 & led QBs with 821 rush yards, becoming 2nd player ever with 3,500+ pass yards & 800+ rush yards in a season, joining Kyler Murray (2020). Finished season with 250+ pass yards, 2+ TD passes & 90+ rating in each of final 3 home games. Has 367 rush yards (91.8 per game) in 4 career playoff games. Is 3-0 with 5 TDs vs. INT & 117.3 rating in 3 career starts vs. Hou. • RB GUS EDWARDS set career highs in rush yards (810) & rush TDs (13) in 2023, 2nd-most rush TDs in a season in franchise history. Has 7 rush TDs in his past 7 at home. • RB JUSTICE HILL had career-high 2 rush TDs in Week 1 meeting. • TE MARK ANDREWS can make 1st appearance since Week 11. Had 6 rec. TDs in 2023 & is 1 of 2 TEs (Travis Kelce) with 5+ rec. TDs in each of past 5 seasons. • TE ISAIAH LIKELY finished season with TD catch in 4 of final 5 games overall & in each of his final 3 home games. • WR ZAY FLOWERS ranked 4th among rookies with 77 catches & 5th with 858 rec. yards, both most-ever by Ravens rookie. Finished season with rec. TD in 4 of his final 5 games. • WR ODELL BECKHAM JR. has 95+ rec. yards in 2 of his past 3 at home. Aims for his 5th playoff game in row with 50+ rec. yards. • DT JUSTIN MADUBUIKE was selected to 1st-career Pro Bowl after leading team with 13 sacks in 2023, most by Bal. player since 2014. Has sack in 6 of is past 7 at home. Had sack in Week 1 meeting. • LB ROQUAN SMITH ranked 6th in NFL with 158 tackles in 2023, 3rdstraight season with 150+ tackles. Has 7+ tackles in each of 2 career playoff games. Has 2 TFL in each of 3 career games vs. Hou., with sack in 2 of 3. • LB PATRICK QUEEN totaled career-best 133 tackles this season. • LB JADEVEON CLOWNEY tied career high with 9.5 sacks in 2023. Was selected No. 1 overall by Hou. in 2014 NFL Draft. • S GENO STONE ranked 2nd in NFL with 7 INTs in 2023, most by Bal. player since 2010.


DATE: Saturday, January 20, 2024 GAME TIME: 8:15 PM ET

FOX: Kevin Burkhardt, Greg Olsen, Erin Andrews, Tom Rinaldi

Westwood One: Mike Golic, Ryan Radtke, Laura Okmin

SiriusXM (also available on the SXM App) GB: 82 or 225 SF: 81 or 227 National: 88


LEADER: SF leads series, 5-4

LAST GAME: NFC-DIV 1/22/22: SF 13 at GB 10

LAST GAME AT SITE: NFC-C 1/19/20: GB 20 at SF 37


Playoff Record: 37-25 Championships: 13 [1929-31, 1936, 1939, 1944, 1961-62, 1965,

1966 (SB I), 1967 (SB II), 1996 (SB XXXI), 2010 (SB XLV)]

Last Postseason Game: NFC-WC 1/14/23: GB 48 at DAL 32

Matt LaFleur vs. Opponent (incl. postseason): 2-3 Reg. Season: 56-27 (.675) Postseason: 12-10

PACKERS advanced to NFC-Div. for 4th time in 5 seasons under HC MATT LAFLEUR. Became 1st-ever No. 7 seed to win playoff game. Had 31 reg. season rec. TDs by players in 1st or 2nd NFL season, most by any team in a season in common-draft era. • QB JORDAN LOVE passed for 272 yards & 3 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 157.2 rating in NFC-WC at Dal. & became 1st QB ever with 150+ rating in road playoff game. Ranked 2nd in NFL with 32 TD passes & 4th in NFC with 4,159 pass yards in 2023 reg. season. Was 1 of 3 QBs (Dak Prescott & Brock Purdy) with 9 games of 2+ TD passes & 100+ rating in 2023. • RB AARON JONES rushed for 118 yards & 3 TDs in NFC-WC. Has 597 scrimmage yards (99.5 per game) & 8 TDs (7 rush, 1 rec.) in 6 career playoff games, most playoff rush TDs in GB history. Has 507 scrimmage yards (84.5 per game) & 3 TDs (2 rush, 1 rec.) in 6 career games, incl. playoffs, vs. SF. • WR ROMEO DOUBS had 6 catches for 151 yards & rec. TD in NFCWC, 3rd-most rec. yards ever in GB playoff game & 1st-career 100-yard game. Had 59 receptions for 674 yards & career-high 8 rec. TDs in 2023. • WR JAYDEN REED ranked 3rd among rookies in rec. TDs (8), tied-3rd in scrimmage TDs (10), 6th in rec. yards (793) & 8th in receptions (64). • WR DONTAYVION WICKS became 2nd GB rookie ever (Davante Adams) with playoff rec. TD in NFC-WC. Had 39 catches for 581 yards & 4 rec. TDs in 2023. Reed & Wicks became 1st pair of rookie teammates each with 500+ rec. yards since 2014 (JAX Allen Hurns & Allen Robinson). • DL KENNY CLARK had career-high 7.5 sacks & team-high 9 TFL in 2023. Aims for his 5th in row in postseason with TFL. Aims for his 3rd in row vs. SF, incl. playoffs, with sack. • LB RASHAN GARY led team with 9 sacks in 2023. Had 2 sacks & 3 TFL in last postseason meeting (2021 NFC-Div.). • LB PRESTON SMITH had 8 sacks this season, his 6th-career season with 8+ sacks. Had sack & PD in NFC-WC. • LB QUAY WALKER led team with 118 tackles in 2023, his 2nd-straight season with 115+ tackles. Had 11 tackles in playoff debut last week. • CB JAIRE ALEXANDER had 3rd-career playoff INT last week. Had 3 PD & INT in his last game at SF (9/26/21). • S DARNELL SAVAGE had 64-yard INT-TD in NFC-WC.



LEADER: SF leads series, 5-4

LAST GAME: NFC-DIV 1/22/22: SF 13 at GB 10

LAST GAME AT SITE: NFC-C 1/19/20: GB 20 at SF 37

Playoff Record: 36-23 Championships: 5 [1981 (XVI), 1984 (XIX), 1988 (XXIII),

1989 (XXIV), 1994 (XXIX)]

Last Postseason Game: NFC-C 1/29/23: SF 7 at PHI 31

Kyle Shanahan vs. Opponent (incl. postseason): 3-3 Reg. Season: 64-51 (.557) Postseason: 6-3

SAN FRANCISCO won NFC West for 2nd-straight season. Ranked 3rd in scoring offense (28.9 ppg) & scoring defense (17.5). Became 4th team ever with 4,000-yard passer & 4 players each with 1,000+ scrimmage yards in same season. • QB BROCK PURDY led NFL in rating (113.0), ranked 3rd in TD passes (31) & 5th in pass yards (4,280) in reg. season. Became 5th player ever with 8 games of 120+ rating in a season. Has 4 TDs (3 pass, 1 rush) vs. 0 INTs for 109.8 rating in 3 career playoff starts. • RB CHRISTIAN MCCAFFREY led NFL in scrimmage yards (2,023) & rush yards (1,459) & tied-1st in scrimmage TDs (21) in reg. season. Had 100+ scrimmage yards & TD in 6 of his 7 home games this season. Has 416 scrimmage yards (104 per game) & 4 TDs (2 rush, 2 rec.) in 4 career playoff games & aims for his 5th in row in playoffs with TD. • WR BRANDON AIYUK had 75 receptions for career-high 1,342 rec. yards (7th-most in NFL this season) & 7 rec. TDs. Had 100+ rec. yards in 5 of his 7 home games in 2023. • WR DEEBO SAMUEL had 60 catches, 1,117 scrimmage yards (892 rec., 225 rush) & 12 TDs (7 rec., 5 rush) in reg. season. Has 765 scrimmage yards (85 per game) & 3 TDs (2 rec., 1 rush) in 9 career playoff games. • TE GEORGE KITTLE had 65 catches for 1,020 rec. yards (most among TEs in 2023) & 6 rec. TDs in reg. season. 49ers became 1st team ever with RB, 2 WRs & TE each with 1,000+ scrimmage yards in same season. • DL NICK BOSA had 10.5 sacks & 16 TFL in reg. season. Has 8 sacks & 9 TFL in 9 career playoff games. Has sack in 3 of his 4 career games, incl. playoffs, vs. GB. • DL JAVON HARGRAVE had 7 sacks & 8 TFL in reg. season. Has 3 sacks & 5 TFL in 8 career playoff games. • DL ARIK ARMSTEAD has 7 sacks in 9 career playoff games. Has 6 sacks in his past 5, incl. playoffs, vs. GB. • LB FRED WARNER led team with 132 tackles & had career highs in PD (11) & INTs (4) in reg. season. Has 64 tackles (7.1 per game), 6 TFL, 4 PD & 2 INTs in 9 career playoff games. • LB DRE GREENLAW had 120 tackles in reg. season. • CB CHARVARIUS WARD led NFL with career-high 23 PD & had career high 5 INTs in reg. season. Has 12 PD in 14 career playoff games.


DATE: Sunday, January 21, 2024 GAME TIME: 3:00 PM ET

NBC: Mike Tirico, Cris Collinsworth, Melissa Stark

Westwood One: Kevin Kugler, Tony Boselli, Olivia Dekker

SiriusXM (also available on the SXM App) TB: 82 or 225 DET: 83 or 226 National: 88


LEADER: TB leads series, 1-0

LAST GAME: NFC-WC 12/28/97: DET 10 at TB 20


Playoff Record: 12-11 Championships: 2 [2002 (SB XXXVII), 2020 (SB LV)]

Last Postseason Game: NFC-WC 1/15/24: PHI 9 at TB 32

Todd Bowles vs. Opponent (incl. postseason): 1-1 Reg. Season: 43-58 (.426) Postseason: 1-1

TAMPA BAY advanced to NFC-Div. for 3rd time in past 4 seasons. • QB BAKER MAYFIELD became 1st QB in TB franchise history with 300+ pass yards (337) & 3 TD passes in playoff game in NFC-WC. Has 7 TD passes vs. INT for 102.7 rating in 3 career playoff starts. Had career highs in completions (364), pass yards (4,044) & TD passes (28) in 2023, his 1st-career 4,000-yard season. Was 1 of 2 QBs (Brock Purdy) with 100+ rating (100.2) on road & 1 of 3 QBs (Jordan Love & Purdy) with 15+ TD passes (18) on road in 2023 reg. season. • RB RACHAAD WHITE has 75+ scrimmage yards in each of his 1st 2 career playoff games. Ranked 4th among RBs with careerhigh 1,539 scrimmage yards & career-high 64 receptions in 2023. • WR MIKE EVANS has TD catch in 2 of his 3 career road playoff games. Had 10 catches for 181 yards & 2 TDs in last road meeting (12/26/20). Ranked tied-1st in NFL with 13 TD catches & became 5th player all-time with 12+ rec. TDs in 5+ (5) career seasons. Had 79 receptions for 1,255 yards in 2023 & became 1st player ever with 1,000+ rec. yards in each of his 1st 10 career seasons. • WR CHRIS GODWIN had 2nd-career playoff TD catch last week. Aims for his 5th in row vs. Det. with 5+ catches & 65+ rec. yards. Had 83 catches for 1,024 yards in 2023 & is 1 of 5 with 80+ catches & 1,000+ rec. yards in each of past 3 seasons. • WR TREY PALMER had 56-yard rec. TD in NFC-WC, 1st TB rookie ever with playoff TD catch & longest rec. TD in TB playoff history. • TE CADE OTTON led team with 8 catches for 89 yards in NFC-WC. • LB LAVONTE DAVID had 2 TFL & 1st-career playoff FF last week. Had 12 tackles & sack in Week 6 meeting. Has FF in 4 of his 6 career games vs. Det. Had 134 tackles, his 10th-career 100-tackle season, & ranked 3rd in NFC with 17 TFL in 2023. • LB YAYA DIABY (12 TFL – most among rookies) & DL CALIJAH KANCEY (10 TFL) became 2nd pair of rookies since 2000 each with 10+ TFL (2017 Steelers – Mike Hilton & T.J. Watt). • S ANTOINE WINFIELD JR. became 1st DB since 2000 (Rodney Harrison) with 120+ tackles (122), 10+ PD (12) & 5+ sacks (6) in a season. Became 1st DB since 2000 with 6 sacks & 6 FFs in a season. Ranked tied-1st in FFs (6) & FRs (4) in 2023. • CB CARLTON DAVIS had 2 PD in NFC-WC & has 6 PD in 8 career playoff games. Aims for his 3rd in row vs. Det. with PD.


LEADER: TB leads series, 1-0

LAST GAME: NFC-WC 12/28/97: DET 10 at TB 20


Playoff Record: 8-13 Championships: 4 (1935, 1952, 1953, 1957)

Last Postseason Game: NFC-WC 1/14/23: LAR 23 at DET 24

Dan Campbell vs. Opponent (incl. postseason): 1-0 Reg. Season: 29-33-1 (.468) Postseason: 1-0

DETROIT won 1st playoff game since 1991 NFC-Div. Tied franchise record with 12 reg. season wins & clinched 1st division title since 1993. Became 2nd team ever (2013 Broncos) with 4+ players (4) each with 10+ scrimmage TDs in same season. • QB JARED GOFF passed for 277 yards & TD vs. 0 INTs for 121.8 rating in NFC-WC vs. LAR. Aims for his 4th playoff game in row with TD pass & 0 INTs. Passed for 353 yards & 2 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 107.5 rating in Week 6 meeting. Has 1,246 pass yards (415.3 per game) & 7 TD passes in 3 career games vs. TB. Ranked 2nd in pass yards (4,575) & 4th in TD passes (30) in 2023. • RB DAVID MONTGOMERY had 1st-career playoff rush TD last week. Had 1,132 scrimmage yards (1,015 rush, 117 rec.) & career high 13 rush TDs in 2023, his 5th-straight 1,000-yard season. • RB JAHMYR GIBBS had rush TD in playoff debut last week. Ranked 1st among rookies in rush TDs (10), tied-1st in scrimmage TDs (11) & 3rd in scrimmage yards (1,261). Montgomery & Gibbs became 1st pair of teammates in NFL history each with 1,000+ scrimmage yards & 10+ rush TDs in same season. • WR AMON-RA ST. BROWN had 7 catches for 110 yards in playoff debut & has 10 games of 100+ rec. yards in 2023 (incl. playoffs), most in NFL. Ranked tied-2nd in NFL with career-high 119 catches, 3rd with career-high 1,515 rec. yards & had career-high 10 rec. TDs in 2023. • TE SAM LAPORTA had TD catch in playoff debut last week. Set NFL rookie TE record in receptions (86), had 4th-most rec. yards (889) by rookie TE all-time & became 3rd rookie TE ever with 10+ rec. TDs (10). Gibbs & LaPorta became 1st pair of rookie teammates each with 10+ TDs. • DL AIDAN HUTCHINSON had 2 sacks in playoff debut last week, tied-most in Det. playoff game since 1982. Can become 4th player since 1982 with 2+ sacks in 4 straight games, incl. playoffs. Had career highs in sacks (11.5) & TFL (14), FFs (3) & PD (7) in 2023. Is 1st player since Bryce Paup (1994-95) with 20+ sacks (21) & 4+ INTs (4) in 1st 2 career seasons. • LB ALEX ANZALONE led team with 8 tackles & had 2 TFL in NFC-WC. Had career-high 129 tackles in 2023, his 2nd-straight season with 125+ tackles. • DB BRIAN BRANCH had 7


DATE: Sunday, January 21, 2024 GAME TIME: 6:30 PM ET

CBS: Jim Nantz, Tony Romo, Tracy Wolfson, Jay Feely

Westwood One: Kevin Harlan, Mike Mayock, Aditi Kinkhabwala

SiriusXM (also available on the SXM App) KC: 82 or 225 BUF: 81 or 227 National: 88


LEADER: KC leads series, 3-2

LAST GAME: AFC-DIV 1/23/22: BUF 36 at KC 42

LAST GAME AT SITE: AFC-C 1/23/94: KC 13 at BUF 30

Playoff Record: 21-21 Championships: 4 [1960, 1969 (SB IV), 2019 (SB LIV), 2022 (SB LVII)]

Last Postseason Game: SB LVII 2/12/23: KC 38 vs. PHI 35

Andy Reid vs. Opponent (incl. postseason): 8-6 Reg. Season: 258-144-1 (.641) Postseason: 23-16

CHIEFS won AFC West division title for 8th-straight season, 2ndlongest streak of division titles in NFL history. Can become 2nd team ever to advance to 6 straight Champ. Games (New England – 8 straight AFC Champ. Games from 2011-18). • ANDY REID has 23 career playoff wins, 2nd-most ever by HC. Seeking 11th Champ. Game appearance as HC & can surpass HOFer Tom Landry (10) for 2nd-most ever by HC. • QB PATRICK MAHOMES totaled 303 yards (262 pass, 41 rush) & had TD pass vs. 0 INTs in AFC-WC, 10th-career home playoff win, tied with HOFers Peyton Manning & Joe Montana for 2ndmost ever by starting QB. Has 12-3 record in 15 career playoff starts, with 2+ TD passes & 90+ rating in 6 of past 7 & 0 INTs in each of past 4. Has 2+ TD passes in 5 of 6 career games vs. Buf., incl. playoffs. Had 2 TD vs. 0 INTs with 128.4 rating in only career start at Buf. (10/19/20). • RB ISIAH PACHECO rushed for 89 yards & TD in AFC-WC, 5thstraight game overall with TD. Has 75+ scrimmage yards in each of 4 career playoff games, with rush TD in each of past 2. • TE TRAVIS KELCE had 7 catches for 71 yards in AFC-WC, 11th-straight playoff game with 5+ catches & 10th-straight playoff game with 50+ rec. yards. Has rec. TD in 6 of his past 7 in playoffs. Ranks 2nd in postseason history in catches (140), rec. yards (1,619) & rec. TDs (16). Has 214 rec. yards (107 per game) & 3 rec. TDs in 2 career playoff games vs. Buf. • WR RASHEE RICE (rookie) led team with 8 catches for career high 130 yards & TD in AFC-WC, 7th straight game with 5+ catches & 50+ rec. yards. Has 405 rec. yards (101.3 per game) over his past 4 overall. • DT CHRIS JONES had half sack in AFC-WC, 4th-straight game with 0.5+ sacks. Has TFL in 2 of his past 3 vs. Buf., incl. playoffs. • DE GEORGE KARLAFTIS had 6 tackles & 1.5 sacks in AFCWC, 2nd-straight game with 5+ tackles & 1.5+ sacks. • LB NICK BOLTON led team with 10 tackles & had TFL last week. • CB L’JARIUS SNEED had 2 PD in AFC-WC & has 8 PD in his past 4 overall. Had 7 tackles & 3 PD in Week 14 meeting.



LEADER: KC leads series, 3-2

LAST GAME: AFC-DIV 1/23/22: BUF 36 at KC 42

LAST GAME AT SITE: AFC-C 1/23/94: KC 13 at BUF 30

Playoff Record: 19-20 Championships: 2 (1964, 1965)

Last Postseason Game: AFC-WC 1/15/24: PIT 17 at BUF 31

Sean McDermott vs. Opponent (incl. postseason): 4-3 Reg. Season: 73-41 (.640) Postseason: 5-5

BILLS won AFC East title for 4th-straight season, tied-longest streak in franchise history (1988-91). Buffalo is 14-2 in home playoff games since 1970 & seeking 7th Conf. Champ. game appearance in SB era. • SEAN MCDERMOTT has 5 career playoff wins, 2nd-most ever by Buf. HC (HOFer Marv Levy – 11 playoff wins). • QB JOSH ALLEN completed 21 of 30 atts. (70 pct.) for 203 yards & 3 TDs vs. 0 INTs with 121.9 rating in AFC-WC & rushed for 74 yards, incl. 52-yard TD, 2nd-longest TD run ever by QB in playoffs. Has 16 rush TDs in 2023, most-ever by QB in a season, incl. playoffs, & has rush TD in 6 of past 7. Has 3+ TD passes & 90+ rating in 4 of his past 5 playoff starts. Has 17 TDs (15 pass, 2 rush) vs. 3 INTs with 100.5 rating in 6 career starts vs. KC, incl. playoffs, with 2+ TD passes in 5 of 6 games. • RB JAMES COOK rushed for 79 yards in AFC-WC. Made 1stcareer Pro Bowl in 2023 after ranking 3rd among RBs with 1,537 scrimmage yards, becoming 1st Buf. RB with 1,500-yard season since LeSean McCoy in 2017. Had 141 scrimmage yards (83 rec., 58 rush) & TD catch in Week 14 meeting. • WR STEFON DIGGS had 7 catches for 52 yards in AFC-WC, 9th-career playoff game with 50+ rec. yards. Led team with 107 catches for 1,183 yards & 8 TDs in 2023 & is 1 of 4 players all time with 100+ catches in 4 straight seasons • WR GABE DAVIS had 7 rec. TDs in 2023 reg. season. Davis & Diggs are 2 of 6 players with 6+ rec. TDs in each of past 4 seasons. Has 6 rec. TDs in his past 4 playoff games, incl. playoff record 4 rec. TDs in 2021 AFC-Div. meeting at KC. • TE DALTON KINCAID (rookie) had 59 rec. yards & TD catch in AFC-WC, 3rd-straight game with 55+ rec. yards. • TE DAWSON KNOX had rec. TD in AFC-WC, 6th-career playoff TD. • DE LEONARD FLOYD led team with 10.5 sacks, 4th-straight season with 9+ sacks. Has TFL in 4 of past 5 at home. • DE GREG ROUSSEAU had sack in AFC-WC. • DT ED OLIVER had TFL & PD in AFC-WC. Had half sack & PD in Week 14 meeting. Aims for his 3rd in row vs. KC with PD. • S JORDAN POYER had 8 tackles & FF in 2021 AFC-Div. meeting at KC. • CB KAIIR ELAM had 5 tackles & INT in AFC-WC, 1st game since Week 7. Has INT in 2 of 3 career playoff games.



Jamal Murray scored a game-high 35 points and Nikola Jokic added 34 to help the Denver Nuggets hand the Boston Celtics their first home loss of the season with a 102-100 victory on Friday night.

Murray made 15 of 21 shots from the floor. He also had eight rebounds and five assists. Jokic finished with 12 rebounds and nine assists. Jayson Tatum missed a 17-foot jump shot that would have tied the score with three seconds to play. Denver came up with the rebound and ran out the clock.

Boston entered the game 20-0 at home this season, and had won 27 straight home games dating back to last season. Derrick White led the Celtics with 24 points. Tatum finished with 22 and Kristaps Porzingis had 21. Porzingis, who scored Boston’s first 11 points, was held to two points in the second half.

Al Horford had 10 rebounds for Boston, which had its three-game winning streak end. The Celtics went on a 7-0 run to take a 98-95 lead with 4:51 to play, but Denver took the lead for good on a Jokic basket that put the Nuggets in front 99-98 with 3:36 remaining.

Hawks 109, Heat 108

Dejounte Murray scored a team-high 22 points, including a game-winning 3-pointer with two seconds left, to help lead visiting Atlanta to a win over Miami.

With the Heat leading 105-104, Tyler Herro knocked down a contested triple to give the Heat a four-point lead with 35.5 seconds left. Bogdan Bogdanovic was fouled on the next possession and made both free throws. After Herro missed a jump shot, Atlanta elected not to call timeout, instead letting Murray take the final shot and win the game.

Bogdanovic added 17 points for Atlanta, which won its third straight game and its first at Miami since March 2021. Jalen Johnson chipped in 15 points, while Saddiq Bey tallied 14 points. Miami, which has lost two straight, was led by Jimmy Butler and Herro, who each scored 25 points.

Trail Blazers 118, Pacers 115

Jerami Grant poured in 37 points and Portland posted consecutive wins for the first time since late November after defeating visiting Indiana.

Malcolm Brogdon scored a season-high 30 points and had seven rebounds and six assists as the Trail Blazers completed a two-game season sweep of the Pacers, spoiling the Indiana debut of Pascal Siakam and the return of Tyrese Haliburton.

Siakam had 21 points and six rebounds in his first game since being acquired from the Toronto Raptors on Wednesday for Bruce Brown, Jordan Nwora and three first-round draft picks.

76ers 124, Magic 109

Joel Embiid scored 28 of his 36 points in the first half and Tyrese Maxey added 32 points, lifting the visiting Philadelphia over Orlando.

Embiid, who also had seven rebounds and four of Philadelphia’s 11 steals, made 12 of 22 shots from the floor and all 11 attempts from the foul line. The reigning NBA MVP scored at least 30 points in his 19th straight game, snapping a tie with Hall of Famer Elgin Baylor for the sixth-longest streak in NBA history.

Orlando’s Wendell Carter Jr. recorded a season-high 25 points to go along with 11 rebounds off the bench.

Suns 123, Pelicans 109

Devin Booker scored a season-high 52 points and hot-shooting Phoenix defeated host New Orleans.

Booker, who scored 58 points against the Pelicans in a game last season, made 18 of 30 field-goal attempts, including 6 of 11 from 3-point range, and sank all 10 of his free throws. His career high is 70 points, set against the Boston Celtics in 2017.

Zion Williamson scored 24, Brandon Ingram had 17 points and 11 assists, Jonas Valanciunas added 16 points and 11 rebounds and CJ McCollum and Jordan Hawkins scored 13 each to lead New Orleans, which had won eight of its previous 11 games.

Nets 130, Lakers 112

Cam Thomas scored 33 points and Nic Claxton added 22 points and 14 rebounds as visiting Brooklyn ended a four-game losing streak with a convincing victory over Los Angeles.

Spencer Dinwiddie scored 19 points and Mikal Bridges added 17, one game after he was slowed by a leg contusion. Former Laker Lonnie Walker IV contributed 15 points for Brooklyn, which entered with losses in nine of its past 10 games. The Nets went 19 of 47 from 3-point range (40.4 percent) while ending a five-game road losing streak.

Anthony Davis scored 26 points and grabbed 12 rebounds and LeBron James added 24 points and 11 rebounds as the Lakers remained inconsistent. The defeat came after Los Angeles registered consecutive victories over the Oklahoma City Thunder and Dallas Mavericks.

Hornets 124, Spurs 120

LaMelo Ball scored 28 points in his first home game in almost two months and Charlotte beat San Antonio, ending a six-game losing streak.

Brandon Miller had 24 points and nine rebounds, Miles Bridges racked up 23 points, P.J. Washington added 20 points and Terry Rozier provided 17 points and eight assists for Charlotte.

Keldon Johnson poured in 25 points off the San Antonio bench, while Tre Jones and Zach Collins both had 16 points. Devin Vassell had 14 points, Dominick Barlow added 12 points and Jeremy Sochan finished with 11 points, eight assists and eight rebounds.



No. 5 UCLA pulled away from a fourth-quarter tie with a 16-5 run and emerged with a 76-68 win over No. 3 Colorado on Friday in Boulder, Colo.

The result ended the Buffaloes’ nine-game winning streak.

Kiki Rice’s 3-pointer gave the Bruins (15-1, 4-1 Pac-12) a 63-60 lead with 4:38 to play, and UCLA was on top the rest of the way.

Lauren Betts scored five consecutive points to put UCLA up 70-62 with 1:42 left, and a subsequent 6-0 Bruins surge sealed the outcome.

Charisma Osborne led UCLA with 22 points, while Betts (20 points, 13 rebounds) and Angela Dugalic (11 points, 13 boards) each had a double-double.

Jaylyn Sherrod topped Colorado (15-2, 5-1) with 17 points. Frida Formann added 16 points, and Aaronette Vonleh and Quay Miller each scored 10 points.



The Minnesota Wild scored five power-play goals while defeating the Florida Panthers 6-4 on Friday night in Sunrise, Fla.

Minnesota got two power-play goals from Kirill Kaprizov and one each from Ryan Hartman, Brock Faber and Mats Zuccarello. Three of those goals were scored in a seven-minute span in the second period. Hartman also had a game-clinching empty-netter.

The Panthers, who have lost four straight after a nine-game winning streak, got goals from Aaron Ekblad, Eetu Luostarinen, Anton Lundell and Gustav Forsling. However, Sam Reinhart had his franchise-record, eight-game goal streak end.

Both starting goalies left the game at the same time early in the second period, Florida’s Sergei Bobrovsky because of ineffective play, Minnesota’s Marc-Andre Fleury due to an apparent injury. Filip Gustavsson (21 saves) wound up beating Anthony Stolarz (nine saves).

Blackhawks 4, Islanders 3 (OT)

Seth Jones scored the game-winner 22 seconds into overtime and Jason Dickinson had a goal and two assists to lift host Chicago to a victory against New York.

Joey Anderson and Boris Katchouk each contributed a goal and assist for Chicago, which won for the second time in three games while sending the Islanders to their fourth straight defeat and sixth loss in seven games.

Jones’ first goal of the season beat Islanders goaltender Ilya Sorokin (20 saves) with a wrist shot from just inside the blue line to win it. Blackhawks goalie Petr Mrazek made 26 saves.

Hurricanes 4, Red Wings 2

Martin Necas, back from a two-week injury absence, had a goal and an assist as Carolina defeated Detroit in Raleigh, N.C.

Andrei Svechnikov and Sebastian Aho also logged a goal and an assist apiece for the Hurricanes. Jordan Martinook added a goal, Michael Bunting had two assists. Antti Raanta needed to make just 10 saves for the win.

Kim Kostin and J.T. Compher scored for the Red Wings, who were 6-0-1 in their previous seven games. Alex Lyon stopped 26 shots.

Devils 4, Blue Jackets 1

John Marino’s goal in the opening minute of the second period sparked a four-goal frame by visiting New Jersey, which beat Columbus.

Alexander Holtz scored the game-winner and Nico Hischier and Nathan Bastian added goals later in the second for the Devils, who snapped a two-game losing streak and won for just the second time in the past six games (2-3-1).

Cole Sillinger scored on the first shot of the game for the Blue Jackets, who failed in a bid to win consecutive games for the first time since Nov. 22-24. Elvis Merzlikins recorded 28 saves while making his second straight start after a six-game benching that resulted in Merzlikins asking for a trade.



Sam Burns holed two eagles en route to an 11-under-par 61 on Friday to grab the second-round lead at The American Express in La Quinta, Calif.

Burns caught fire at PGA West’s Nicklaus Tournament Course, one of three courses the field is playing over the first three rounds. The others are La Quinta Country Club and PGA West’s Pete Dye Stadium Course; the Stadium Course will also host the final round after a 54-hole cut.

At 17-under 127 through two rounds, Burns has a one-shot edge on Michael Kim, who also played the Nicklaus Tournament Course and turned in a 63.

Amateur Nick Dunlap is in the mix at 15 under through two rounds. His bogey-free 65 at the Stadium Course vaulted the 20-year-old into a tie for third with South Korea’s K.H. Lee (64, Nicklaus). Dunlap, a former U.S. Junior Amateur champion, is a sophomore at Alabama.

Burns eagled the par-5 fourth and 11th holes while adding a three-birdie run on the front nine and a four-birdie stretch on the back, teasing a possible 59 before finishing with two pars. The 27-year-old has won five PGA Tour events since May 2021.




In late-night hoops action in the Pacific Northwest, a new-look Indiana Pacers squad couldn’t muster a comeback on the second leg of a back-to-back.

All-Star forward Pascal Siakam made his Pacers debut on Friday after getting traded to the organization two days prior, but the Portland Trail Blazers (12-29) outlasted Indiana (24-18) 118-115 at Moda Center. Indiana has lost 14 of their last 15 games in Portland, and is now 1-7 on the second legs of back-to-backs this season.

The Pacers trailed by 11 points at halftime before chipping away to make it a three-point game with 17 seconds left. In the final moments, the Trail Blazers made enough free throws and got a key stop to hold on.

Portland dominated Indiana in the paint, outscoring the Pacers 66-25 and outrebounding the visitors 47-37.

Indiana’s No. 1 scoring bench struggled, getting outscored by Portland’s reserves 22-14 — a season-low for the Pacers’ second unit.

In the win, the Trail Blazers made just four shots from 3-point range, while the Pacers finished 20-for-47 from deep. Overall, Portland shot 50 percent to Indiana’s 42.9 percent.

The Trail Blazers also got it done from the free throw line, sinking 30-of-35, while the Pacers made 17-of-25 from the stripe.

Siakam fit right in with the Blue & Gold in his first game, logging 21 points (9-for-14 shooting), six rebounds, and three assists in 34 minutes of action.

Myles Turner led the Pacers with 29 points and 12 rebounds, Tyrese Haliburton had 21 points and 17 assists in his return from injury and Buddy Hield made six 3-pointers en route to 18 points, while also registering seven assists and six boards.

Jerami Grant led the Trailblazers with 37 points across 43 minutes, and Malcolm Brogdon, a former Pacer, had a season-high 30 points (9-for-18 shooting, 10-for-10 free throws).

The Pacers rolled out the new starting lineup of Haliburton, Buddy Hield, Siakam, Aaron Nesmith and Turner on Friday.

Despite making just two 3-pointers in the first half, the Trail Blazers outscored the Pacers 40-12 in the paint in the opening 24 minutes to lead 64-53. Indiana made 11 treys in the first half.

The Pacers trailed 34-31 at the end of the first quarter even though they made eight 3-pointers.

Indiana hit its first four 3-point attempts – each by a different player – to lead 14-7 four minutes into the game.

Indiana then held the lead until a 13-2 run by Portland – where Scoot Henderson scored eight straight unanswered points – gave the Trail Blazers a 34-27 advantage with 35 seconds on the clock. A 3-pointer by Ben Sheppard and a Bennedict Mathurin free throw in the final 14 seconds made it a one-possession game.

A 7-0 Pacers run, where Turner completed an and-one and drained a 3-pointer, tied the game at 50 before a 10-3 Portland scoring spree put the Trail Blazers back ahead 50-43 with 5:23 left in the half, prompting an Indiana timeout.

Out of the mini-break, Siakam scored back-to-back baskets before Hield’s fourth 3-pointer of the night cut it to 56-52 with 2:22 on the clock. In the final two minutes of the half, however, the Trail Blazers closed it on an 8-2 run.

Indiana was outscored 40-12 in the paint in the first half.

Out of intermission, Siakam made back-to-back baskets to propel a 17-7 run, where Nesmith made two 3-pointers, Hield made his fifth trey and Haliburton completed an and-one to tie the game at 71 with 7:35 left in the third quarter.

After tying the score again at 75, Portland went on a 6-0 run and didn’t trail the remainder of the quarter, leading 88-81 going into the final frame.

The Trail Blazers attacked the rim often to start the fourth quarter, getting in the bonus early and making their first eight attempts at the charity stripe to build a 101-91 advantage with eight minutes left.

From 6:01 to 3:45, the Pacers went on a 10-2 run where Turner hit two 3-pointers to cut it to 106-101 and force a Trail Blazers timeout.

Out of the break, the Trail Blazers answered nearly every basket until Haliburton scored five straight points to make it 116-110 with 1:22 remaining. The Pacers then got a stop and Turner drilled a 3-pointer with 17 seconds remaining before Grant split free throws to make it a four-point game.

After a Portland stop and another single free throw, Turner eventually got a basket to go at the buzzer but it wasn’t enough.

The Pacers will conclude their six-game road trip on Sunday at the Phoenix Suns before hosting the Denver Nuggets on Tuesday at Gainbridge Fieldhouse.

Stat of the Night

The Pacers bench, which leads the NBA in scoring with an average of 50 points per game, scored a season-worst 14 points on Friday night.

Inside the Numbers

Buddy Hield has made six or more 3-pointers in a game three times this season.

Tyrese Haliburton has recorded 15 or more assists in a game 11 times this season. He’s also recorded 27 double-doubles.

Myles Turner recorded his ninth double-double of the season. He also finished with a season-high five blocks.

Trail Blazers point guard Malcolm Brogdon scored 24+ points in both games against his former team this season.

There were four ties and four lead changes in the game.

Portland recorded a season-high 11 blocks.

Indiana won the fast-break points margin 17-7.

All of the Pacers starters finished positive in the +/- while every bench player was in the negative.

Indiana had 13 turnovers to Portland’s 11 giveaways.

The Pacers were called for 26 fouls to Portland’s 21.

You Can Quote Me on That

“Tonight was a night where we needed nine or 10 guys to be pretty consistent. We just weren’t. We weren’t consistent enough.” — Pacers head coach Rick Carlisle on the loss

“They’re going to work well. Both guys played well here offensively. They both were significant pluses in the game. All that is going to work.” — Carlisle on Tyrese Haliburton and Pascal Siakam working together

“It’s a matter of playing with a level of presence at both ends. When the other team is shooting well over 50 percent, which they were in the first half, it’s hard to get momentum downhill with a bunch of aggressive, young guys who are sitting down guarding. When we got the ball into the paint, our numbers were much better than when we didn’t — but that’s any NBA game, any day of the week. Defensively is where we needed to be a lot better.” — Carlisle on the points in the paint disparity


All-Star point guard Tyrese Haliburton returned to the lineup on Friday from a hamstring strain that had sidelined him since Jan. 8. Aaron Nesmith also returned after missing three games due to a left tibialis anterior strain.

The Pacers were without Isaiah Jackson (concussion) and Andrew Nembhard (thoracic spine sprain) on Friday night. Jackson’s injury occurred on Thursday at the Sacramento Kings, and Nembhard missed a second straight game.


After a six-game road trip, the Pacers will return to Gainbridge Fieldhouse to host Nikola Jokic and the defending NBA champion Denver Nuggets on Tuesday, Jan. 23 at 7:00 PM ET.



INDIANAPOLIS- The Fuel hosted the Kalamazoo Wings on Friday night in an attempt to climb to second place in the standings before facing Toledo on Saturday. After giving up two goals to the K-Wings in the third period, Bryan Lemos scored in overtime to give the Fuel a 3-2 win in front of over 5,000 fans at Indiana Farmers Coliseum.


Brandon Schultz kicked off the scoring with a goal at 2:28 assisted by Andrew Bellant and Ross MacDougall to put the Fuel up 1-0.

MacDougall extended their lead with a goal of his own at 6:22 assisted by Cam Hillis and Cam Bakker.

At 8:52, Chris Cameron and Chaz Reddekopp dropped the gloves and each took five minutes for fighting as the first penalties of the game. 23 seconds later, Kyle Maksimovich sat for slashing, giving Kalamazoo the power play opportunity, however they still could not score.

Jacob Nordqvist took a delay of game penalty at 19:41 that would carry over to the second period.

By the end of the first, Indy was ahead 2-0 but Kalamazoo outshot them 12-6.


Both teams battled for the puck for the first half of the period before the Fuel went to the power play at 10:49 due to a tripping call on Nordqvist.

Less than a minute after that penalty was killed off, Collin Saccoman sat for interference however Kalamazoo killed off that penalty as well.

The Fuel outshot Kalamazoo 10-6 during the second period although neither team scored.


Derek Daschke scored at 2:46 to break the shutout and get Kalamazoo on the board.

Jordan Seyfert took a tripping penalty at 3:15, giving the Fuel another power play opportunity, however they could not score.

Cooper Walker tied the game for the K-Wings with a goal at 10:10.

Despite putting pressure on in the final minute of regulation, the Fuel could not score and the game headed to overtime.


Just eighteen seconds into the overtime period, Bryan Lemos ended the game on a shot off the face off to give the Fuel a 3-2 victory.

The Indy Fuel are back in action at Indiana Farmers Coliseum tomorrow on Saturday, January 20, 2024 for Star Wars Night.



MADISON, Wis. — The Indiana Hoosiers have a week to figure it out.

A week to get healthy, to find effective offense and stifling defense, to regain poise and tenacity before their next game, a Jan. 27 opportunity at top-20 Illinois.

Friday night’s 91-79 loss at Wisconsin was a reminder of how work IU has to do.

“We have a long way to go as a ballclub,” coach Mike Woodson told Voice of the Hoosiers Don Fischer on the postgame radio show. “I have to get this fixed. We’re not playing well on the road.”

IU (12-7 overall, 4-4 in the Big Ten) has lost three-straight conference road games since opening with a win at Michigan, losing to Nebraska, Rutgers, and now Wisconsin.

“We had that one good game at Michigan and you feel good about yourself,” Woodson told Fischer, “and we haven’t been close on the road since.”

With center Kel’el Ware out with an ankle injury suffered in practice, forward Malik Reneau took charge with 28 points and eight rebounds in 40 minutes.

Forward Mackenzie Mgbako added 17 points. Guard Trey Galloway had 10 points. Center Payton Sparks replaced Ware and totaled seven points, two rebounds, two steals, and a block in 29 minutes.

“I’m proud of Payton,” Woodson told Fischer. “He hasn’t played a lot of minutes, and he gave us some really positive play.

“Malik is playing well. He’s had a helluva season.”

The Hoosiers found their offense in the second half, shooting 66.7% from the field. But it wasn’t enough against a Wisconsin team that shot 59.6% for the game and made 25-of-29 free throws.

“That’s great,” Woodson told Fischer about the second-half scoring, “but you’ve got to put some defense behind that. (Wisconsin coach Greg Gard is) probably saying the same thing — who’s going to play defense? They had a big enough cushion to do what they needed to do, but neither team played defense in the second half. “

IU’s comeback effort took a big second-half hit when guard CJ Gunn was ejected for a flagrant foul.

“We cut it to seven, we were right where we needed to be, and then we had the flare up with CJ, and it went haywire,” Woodson told Fischer. “Stuff like that can’t happen. I’m disappointed about that. We have to stop doing things that we shouldn’t do. You can’t do that on the road and win.”

The No. 8/11 Badgers (14-4, 6-1) maintain their lead in the conference standings.

With Ware out, Reneau went into frontcourt beast mode in the opening minutes, totaling four points and four rebounds as IU jumped ahead 8-3 and 10-5.

The Badgers shot their way ahead 13-12. Reneau’s eight points kept the Hoosiers within range trailing 20-14.

Freshman guard Gabe Cupps found his offense for seven points, but with Reneau not scoring again, it wasn’t enough. IU trailed 39-26 at halftime.

A Reneau basket and a Mgbako 3-pointer and two free throws provided an offensive spark. Still, the Badgers shot ahead 49-33 in the first three minutes of the second half.

IU responded with a 9-0 run that included a Galloway 3-pointer, and a steal and dunk by Sparks for a 49-42 score. The Hoosiers had momentum and a chance.

Then it was gone.

Consecutive 3-pointers sparked a 12-2 Wisconsin run. Gunn’s flagrant foul got him ejected and helped Wisconsin push ahead 67-44 with 12 minutes left.

Reneau, Mgbako, and Sparks helped IU close within 12, then 11, then 10, but no closer. Not with Wisconsin’s Max Klesmit scoring 20-straight Badgers points en route to a 26-point night.




[2] Purdue (16-2, 5-2) at Iowa (11-6, 3-3)

Saturday, January 20, 2024

2 p.m. ET | Iowa City, Iowa

Carver-Hawkeye Arena (15,500)

TELEVISION: FS1 (Brandon Gaudin, Robbie Hummel)

RADIO: Purdue Global Radio Network (Rob Blackman, Bobby Riddell)


• The No. 2-ranked Purdue Boilermakers wrap up its only two-game road trip of the season when it travels to Iowa City to face the surging Iowa Hawkeyes on Saturday in Carver-Hawkeye Arena. Tip is scheduled for 2 p.m. ET / 1 p.m. CT as the Boilermakers aim for their third win in a row after victories over Penn State and Indiana by a combined 38 points. The game wraps up the first half of league road games for Purdue.

• Including Saturday, Purdue will have played five of its first eight Big Ten games on the road. Purdue, Wisconsin and Illinois are the only teams in the Big Ten with multiple wins on the road in league play. Big Ten teams are a combined 12-34 (.261) entering Friday.

• The Boilermakers are 16-2 (or better) through 18 games for the second straight season. It marks the third time in Matt Painter’s 19 seasons that Purdue has been 16-2 or better (2024, 2023, 2018), all coming in the last seven seasons. Over the last three seasons, Purdue is 55-6 in months November through January. A win will make Purdue 17-2 (or better) in consecutive seasons for the first time in school history.

• Following its loss to Nebraska on Jan. 9, Purdue has averaged 91.0 points per game in wins over Penn State and Indiana, while shooting 52.1 percent from the field and 41.9 percent from 3-point range. In the two games, Purdue’s offensive efficiency is 131.4 (131.4 pts / 100 poss.).

• Purdue ranks in the NCAA’s top 20 in rebound margin (6th), 3-point percentage (7th), assists per game (9th), fewest fouls per game (12th), scoring offense (13th), scoring margin (14th), field goal percentage (17th) and assist / turnover ratio (19th).

• Purdue leads the country in quad-1 wins (6) and quad-1 and 2 wins combined (10). Purdue has more quad-1 wins as teams ranked No. 5 (Alabama), 6 (Tennessee), 8 (Auburn) and 10 (Iowa State) combined.

• Since the start of last season, Purdue is 45-8, the fifth-most wins nationally, while the eight losses are the second fewest behind Houston (6). The eight losses during that span have come by 1, 5, 6, 14, 8, 5, 4 (OT) and 16 points. Thirty-two of the 45 wins have come against teams ranked in the KenPom top-100, including 24 against teams ranked in the top-50.

• Purdue’s 16 wins ranks second nationally behind Grand Canyon’s 17 victories. Purdue and UConn are the only major-conference teams to win at least 16 games so far this season.

• Purdue is 45-36 in Big Ten road games since the 2015-16 season, the fifth-best road record among major-conference teams in the country. Purdue is 9-5 in Big Ten road games since the start of last season.

• Purdue’s schedule is currently the toughest in the country, ranking No. 1 in SOS by the NCAA NET team sheets, and ESPN. The Boilermakers have faced teams ranked No. 3, 5, 6, 13, 18, 35, 36 and 48 in NET, with additional games coming against 13, 15 (2x), 22, 48, and 49.

• Matt Painter has tied Lou Henson for fifth place on the all-time wins list for Big Ten Conference games only with 214 Big Ten victories. Purdue legend and John Wooden’s head coach, Ward “Piggy” Lambert is next on the list with 228 wins.

• Purdue was voted No. 2 in the AP Top 25 poll on Monday, falling out of No. 1 for the first time since the Dec. 16, poll. With its No. 2 ranking this week, Purdue has now been ranked in the top 5 of the AP poll for 27 straight weeks, the longest-active streak in America by 11 weeks (Kansas – 16). It has been ranked in the top 3 in 21 of those 27 weeks.

• Purdue’s starting lineup of Braden Smith, Lance Jones, Fletcher Loyer, Trey Kaufman-Renn and Zach Edey have started all 18 games. It’s the longest stretch for a starting group to start the season since the 2017-18 season (28 games).

• Edey needs 55 points and 12 blocked shots to become the third player in NCAA history with 2,000 points, 1,000 rebounds, 200 blocks and to shoot at least 60.0 percent from the field (Patrick Ewing, David Robinson).

• Edey ranks 3rd in scoring, 3rd in double-doubles, 5th in rebounds, 17th in field goal percentage and 17th in blocks per game on the NCAA lists.

• Purdue is now 16-2 (or better) through 18 games for the second straight season and for the third time in the last seven seasons (also 2017-18 season).

• Purdue is 16-2 (or better) in back-to-back seasons for the first time since the 1986-87 and 1987-88 squads. A win Saturday against Iowa would give Purdue 17-2 starts (or better) in consecutive seasons for the first time ever.

• With his next league victory, Matt Painter will move into fifth place by himself on the all-time wins list in Big Ten games with 215, passing Lou Henson. The two are currently tied with 214 Big Ten victories.

• Following the loss to Nebraska, this year’s senior class (Edey, Morton, Gillis) have been court-stormed in every road loss but one (Michigan State – 2022) over the last three seasons (2021 didn’t count – CoVid attendance), coming in nine of the 10 setbacks. All of the losses have occurred with Purdue ranked inside the top 10.

• Purdue has scored at least 87 points in each of the last two games. The last time Purdue scored at least 87 points in regulation in consecutive Big Ten games was Jan. 20 and 25, 2018, vs. Iowa (87-64) and Michigan (92-88).

 • Purdue’s 21-point victory over Indiana was Purdue’s largest in the series since the 2002-03 season and the largest in Bloomington since a 47-13 (34 points) win in 1934 – a span of 90 years.

• Over the last two games, Purdue has 40 assists against 22 turnovers (1.82 A / TO Ratio). Purdue ranks eighth in the country in assists / field goals made at 63.9 percent.

• According to, the NCAA team sheets and ESPN, Purdue’s schedule currently ranks as the toughest in the country.

• Over the last five games, Purdue is shooting 49-of-115 (.426) from 3-point range, making at least nine 3-pointers in four of the five games.

• Purdue now ranks seventh in the country in 3-point percentage (.396), a year after ranking 281st nationally in 3-point percentage. Purdue has finished in the top 10 in 3-point percentage three previous times under Painter (2017, 2018, 2022).

• Purdue currently has four players averaging at least 11.0 points per game. The last time Purdue had four players average at least 11.0 points per game was during the 2017-18 season (Carsen Edwards, Isaac Haas, Vince Edwards, Dakota Mathias). It has happened only five times previously in school history (2017-18, 1997-98, 1987-88, 1986-87, 1977-78).

• Zach Edey has scored 63 points, grabbed 34 rebounds and made 21 free throws over his last two games. He is the first Division I player to reach all of those numbers in a two-game span since Xavier’s David West on Feb. 8 and 15, 2003.

• Braden Smith has dished out at least six assists in seven straight games, the longest stretch of six-plus assist games in school history. Smith is averaging 7.06 assists per game, just off the school record set by Bruce Parkinson (7.39) in 1974-75.

• Smith is currently averaging 8.0 assists per game in Big Ten play only. No player in Big Ten history has averaged at least 8.0 assists per game in league play (Cassius Winston – 7.9).

• Fletcher Loyer is shooting 57.1 percent (16-of-28) from 3-point range in Big Ten play. In conference play only, only Chattanooga’s (SoCon) Trey Bonham (17-of-28) is at a higher percentage (.607) than Loyer.
























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Football History Headlines

January 20, 1950

January 20, 1950 – Bellevue-Stratford Hotel, Philadelphia -The Detroit Lions picked Leon Hart from University of Notre Dame with the first pick of the 1950 NFL Draft. The interesting thing about this Draft class was that not one player in the top ten picks have become Hall of Famers at the time of this writing per the site. San Francisco’s pick of Leo Nomellini at number 11 is where we see the first in this Draft Class to make the Pro Football Hall of Fame. The only other Hall member from this draft was Ernie Stautner as the 22nd overall pick by Pittsburgh.

January 20, 1974 – Arrowhead Stadium, KC, Missouri: At the 24th NFL Pro Bowl it was a game for the lovers of good defenses to witness as the AFC held on against the NFC, 15-13. The coaches of the teams were John Madden for the AFC against the strategies of the Cowboys Tom Landry. According to the American Football Database, Miami kicker Garo Yepremian was the Most Valuable Player in the contest as he scored all of the AFC’s points on his 5 successful field goals which is still a Pro Bowl record! It is interesting to note that the victors each received $2000 each while each member of the losing team put $1500 in the bank.

January 20, 1975 – Miami Orange Bowl – The coaches at the 25th NFL Pro Bowl were John Madden of the AFC’s Raiders and Chuck Knox of the LA Rams according to the website. The Pro Bowl was still an important game back then as even the Monday Night Football crew was there to carry it live on ABC. This game was Larry Csonka’s fifth and final Pro Bowl game that he played in. The outcome of the contest had the NFC squad of stars edging out their AFC counterparts, 17-10. The game’s MVP was James Harris the quarterback of the Los Angeles Rams.

January 20, 1980 – Rose Bowl, Pasadena, California –  Super Bowl XIV was billed as Tinsel Town versus the Steel City as the Los Angeles Rams would face the defending Champs the Pittsburgh Steelers. A Washington Post article from the day after the game provides the details. The Steelers entered the game as 11 point favorites and they covered that spread, but the game was not an easy one for them by any means. A timely  interception by Jack Lambert, spectacular catches by Lynn Swann and John Stalworth and a near record passing performance from Terry Bradshaw were all needed to overcome the Rams. The LA Defense put the Blonde Bomber under pressure all game and picked off three of his passes but he shrugged those off and entertained the crowd of over 103,000 packed into the Rose Bowl to watch a fourth quarter surge by the Steelers. Pittsburgh was in fact trailing 19-17 early in the fourth before Stallworth scored by reeling in a 73-yard bomb early in the fourth stanza to erase a 19-17 Ram lead. Then Stalworth somehow gathered in a 45-yarder in the midst of three Ram defenders with three minutes left to set up Franco Harris one yard plunge to ice the game. The Pittsburgh Steelers retained their World Championship with a 31-19 victory  over the LA Rams.  Terry Bradshaw was named as the game’s MVP.

January 20, 1985 – Stanford Stadium, Stanford, California -At Super Bowl XIX the San Francisco 49ers knocked off the Miami Dolphins, 38-16. According to the described the game as a one sided affair where a young Dan Marino and the Dolphins found themselves vastly overmatched against a guy named Joe Montana. The 49ers defense played exceptionally well as they all but silenced the hot hand of Marino and made the high powered Dolphin offense look quite pedestrian. Joe Montana threw for 331 yards and 3 scores as he earned the Most Valuable Player award in the victory.

January 20, 1991 – Rich Stadium, Orchard Park, NY – The AFC Championship for the 1990 season culminated in the Buffalo Bills blasting the Los Angeles Raiders, 51-3! Bills QB Jim Kelly threw for 300 yards and 2 TDs, his favorite target was James Lofton who caught five balls for 113 and a score and Thurman Thomas rushed for a touchdown as part of his 138 yards on the ground as told by the Pro-Football-Reference site. The Bills were good but they lost a few weeks later in the Super Bowl, starting a streak of four in a row where starting QB Jim Kelley has the record for losses in the big game as a QB.

January 20, 1991 – Candlestick Park, San Francisco -There was only one TD scored in the NFC Championship game for the 1990 season and it was by the team that ended up on the losing side. It doesn’t sound right to hear that but Joe Montana’s 61 yard scoring strike to wide receiver John Taylor in the 3rd quarter was the only time either team crossed the goal line per the Matt Bahr of the Giants had an active day as he kicked 5 field goals to supply all of the Giants points as they beat the San Francisco 49ers, 15-13.

January 20, 2008 – Gillette Stadium, Foxborough The New England Patriots defeated the San Diego Chargers, 21-12 in the AFC Championship game. According to Pro-Football-Reference, Tom Brady tossed two touchdown passes and Laurence Maroney rushed in another to power the scoring for the Patriots to advance them to Super Bowl XLII with an unblemished 18-0 record. 

January 20, 2008 – Lambeau Field, Green Bay – The NFC Championship was a great quarterback matchup as Eli Manning and his Giants would run their offense and Brett Favre would do likewise for the Packers team according to Pro-Football-Reference. Favre got the better of the quarterback battle as he passed for 236 yards and two touchdowns but his two picks were costly as the New York Giants beat Green Bay 23-20 in Overtime to earn the right to face the Patriots in Super Bowl XLII.

January 20, 2013 – Gillette Stadium, Foxborough – In the 2012 seasons AFC Championship tilt it was the Baltimore Ravens who more than doubled up the New England Patriots by the score of 28-13. Tom Brady threw for a solid 320 yards against a tough Ravens defense but with just one touchdown and having two passes intercepted, he was upstaged by the three scoring passes by Joe Flacco who kept the ball out of defenders hands per the to advance to Super Bowl XLVII.

January 20, 2013 – Georgia Dome, Atlanta – What a game the NFC Championship was! The Pro-football-Reference website shows that after Atlanta held a 24-14 advantage at the half, the Niners played stingy defense in the second half and Frank Gore pounded the ball across the goal line twice to lift San Francisco to a 28-14 victory over Atlanta to advance to Super Bowl XLVII against the Ravens in the Harbaugh Bowl! We will discuss that game on February 3! 

January 20, 2019 – Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans – At the NFC Championship game according to it was the Los Angeles Rams who outlasted the New Orleans Saints, 26-23  in overtime. The infamous “Pass Interference No-Call” stunned the NFL fan base, According the an article on the website,  with less than two minutes remaining in the game and the score tied at 20, the Saints were well within field goal range at the Rams’ 13-yard line. Three plays later the Saints faced a third-and-10, and a conversion would’ve meant that they’d be able to work the clock to mere seconds and attempt a chip-shot field goal that would’ve basically punched their tickets to the Super Bowl.  Drew Brees dropped back and looked for receiver Tommylee Lewis, but the wideout got basically destroyed by Rams cornerback Nickell Robey-Coleman prior to the ball’s getting to him. No yellow laundry was tossed onto the field so that Saints were forced to kick earlier than they should have had to leaving the Rams 1:41 to mount a  comeback. And that they did and kicked the tying score in regulation and the game winner in overtime to have the opportunity to go to Super Bowl LIII.

January 20, 2019 – Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City – What a game and what storylines it had. The main one being the greatest Quarterback of all time in Tom Brady leading his team against the new gun slinger in the NFL Patrick Mahomes. They each had their bright spots in the contest but none was any bigger than Mahomes putting the Chiefs on his back and scoring 24 points in the fourth including a game tying field goal with just 8 seconds left in regulation It was Brady and the Patriots though that had a drive of their own on the extra session that finished the game with a 2 yard Rex Burkhead touchdown. The New England Patriots outlasted the Kansas City Chiefs in overtime 37-31 to face the Rams in Super Bowl LIII.

Hall Of Fame Birthdays

January 20, 1960 – Pine Bluff, Arkansas – The talented wide receiver from the University of Central Arkansas Ronnie Mallet was born.


82 – 99 – 13 – 19 – 5 – 9 – 1 – 12 – 16 – 20 – 66 – 77

January 20, 1950 – Leon Hart, Number 82 from University of Notre Dame first pick by Detroit Lions in the 1950 NFL Draft

January 20, 1952 – George Mikan, who wore Number 99 for the NBA’s Minneapolis Lakers proved that he was one of the League’s first superstars as he put up 61 points against the Rochester Royals in a Double Overtime thriller 91-81.

January 20, 1967 – Wilt Chamberlain wearing his lucky Number 13 jersey with the Philadelphia 76ers went 15 of 15 from the field, setting an NBA record for consecutive shots made, to lead his Sixers team over the Los Angeles Lakers, 119 -108. The legendary Big man would break this record tow more time in the season of 1966-67.

January 20, 1970 – 20th NBA All-Star Game, Spectrum, Philadelphia, Pa: East beats West, 142-135; MVP: NY Knicks, C , Number 19, Willis Reed. There was another milestone moment at this game as Tom Van Arsdale (Number 5) of the Cincinnati Royals and Dick Van Arsdale (Number 5) of the Phoenix Suns, became the first brothers to play in same NBA All-Star Game

January 20, 1970 – 23rd NHL All-Star Game, St. Louis Arena: East beats West, 4-1; MVP: Chicago, LW, Number 9, Bobby Hull

January 20, 1974 – 24th NFL Pro Bowl, Arrowhead Stadium, KC, Missouri: AFC beats NFC, 15-13; MVP: Garo Yepremian (Number 1), Miami Dolphins, PK

January 20, 1975 – 25th NFL Pro Bowl, Miami Orange Bowl: NFC beats AFC, 17-10; MVP: LA Rams, QB, Number 12, James Harris

January 20, 1976 – 29th NHL All-Star Game, Spectrum, Philadelphia: Wales Conference beats Campbell Conference, 7-5; MVP: Montreal, C , Number 20, Peter Mahovlich

January 20, 1980 – The original TB12, Number 12, QB Terry Bradshaw, led his Pittsburgh Steelers to a record fourth Super Bowl victory as Pittsburgh overcame the LA Rams in SB XIV 31-19 at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California.

January 20, 1985 – San Francisco 49ers star Quarterback, Number 16, Joe Montana,  was selected as the MVP of Super Bowl XIX as the Niners triumphed over Dan Marino and the Miami Dolphins 38-16 at Stanford Stadium.

January 20, 1989 – Pittsburgh Penguins center, Number 66, Mario Lemieux became just the 2nd player in NHL history to score 50 goals in less than 50 games; #50 in 44th game as the Penguins lost 7-3 to the Winnipeg Jets in Winnipeg

January 20, 1996 – 46th NHL All-Star Game, Fleet Center, Boston, MA: East beats West, 5-4; MVP: Boston Bruins, D, Number 77, Ray Bourque.