Pistons

The Detroit Pistons beat San Antonio 109-100.  Detroit led by 11 at halftime, by 20 after three quarters, but had to hang on for the win.  It was the first Piston win for John Loyer, who replaced the fired Maurice Cheeks as interim head coach on Sunday.  Brandon Jennings led six players in double-figures with 21 points.  Rodney Stuckey scored 20 points and Greg Monroe posted 15 points and 10 rebounds, and  Andre Drummond donated 14 points and nine boards in the victory.  The Pistons have won three in-a-row now for the first time since early December.  They host Cleveland tomorrow night.

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Olympics

A pair of medals today for the U.S. at the Winter Olympics. The first came in women's slopestyle skiing as Devin Logan took the silver. The second was a bronze by Erin Hamlin in women's singles luge. Hamlin's medal is the first-ever for an American male or female in singles luge. The U.S. ended the day with seven medals, two gold, a silver and four bronze.  There's won't be a gold or any medal for that matter for Shaun White in halfpipe. The two-time defending champ fell during his first run of the final and wound up in fourth place. His second round was excellent but it wasn't enough to overcome the bad   Norway now has 11 medals and Canada has 9.  The Netherlands have 8.  Russia and the U.S. have 7.

The U.S. women's curling team is still looking for a win at the Sochi Games. Team USA suffered a 9-6 loss in this morning's session to host nation Russia and fell to 0-and-2 in the tournament. The Americans face Great Britain later today in Session 3 of the women's tournament.  On Monday, Julia Mancuso picked up her fourth Olympic medal, a bronze in the women's super combined.

Red Wings

Pavel Datsyuk is expected to play for team Russia’s opener this Thursday against Slovenia in the Sochi Olympics. The Red Wings’ star did not practice on Monday.

Michigan at Ohio State

The Michigan Wolverines play at Ohio State tonight.  The Wolverines are 17-6 and are tied for first in the Big Ten at 9-2. The Buckeyes are 19-5 and tied for 4th in the Big Ten at 6-5.   Michigan center Mitch McGary has started rehab following back surgery, but there’s no time-table for his possible return.  Michigan at Ohio State….8:30 tonight on Sports 930 the Score.

College Poll

Unbeaten Syracuse remains number-one in this week's "USA Today" top-25 college basketball poll.  Michigan State is tenth.  The MSU Spartans host Northwestern on Thursday.

Girls Basketball
Marshall Academy 60, Factoryville Christian 18 Cheyenne Blaine 25 pts.

St. Philip 54, Tekonsha 12 Kameron Haley had a season-high 15 points

Climax-Scotts 54, North Adams-Jerome 28.  Sydney Macomber had 12 points, five rebounds and three steals.

Galesburg-Augusta 55, Kalamazoo Hackett 34

Camden-Frontier 48, Bellevue 35

Boys Basketball

Pansophia Academy 62, Battle Creek Academy 52

Marshall Academy 64, Factoryville Christian 36.  Andrei Stumpos. Johnny Grafton and Noah Frederick 8 pts.

Kalamazoo Hackett 49, Galesburg-Augusta 48

State Rankings

The 12-0 St. Phillip boys’ team moved up a spot to No. 3 in Class D.

In the girls’ Class B rankings, Marshall moved up one spot to No. 8.

In Class D, Athens fell one spot to No. 8.

Tonight….
Boys Basketball
Loy Norrix vs. Lakeview – Hear the game on WBCK!

Battle Creek Central vs. Sturgis
Harper Creek vs. Gull Lake
Pennfield vs. Maple Valley
Tekonsha vs. St. Philip

Athens vs. Reading
Camden-Frontier vs. Bellevue
Bronson vs. Niles Brandywine
Burr Oak vs. Climax-Scotts
Schoolcraft vs. Delton
Constantine vs. Galesburg-Augusta
Marshall vs. Coldwater
Kalamazoo Hackett vs. Olivet
Quincy vs. Concord
Homer vs. Union City

Girls Basketball
Sturgis vs. Battle Creek Central
Lakeview vs. Loy Norrix
Gull Lake vs. Harper Creek
Maple Valley vs. Pennfield

Bronson vs. Niles Brandywine
Climax-Scotts vs. Burr Oak
Delton vs. Schoolcraft
Galesburg-Augusta vs. Constantine
Coldwater vs. Marshall
Olivet vs. Kalamazoo Hackett

Tigers

Detroit Tigers catcher Alex Avila is ready for Spring Training, showing up early to the team's facility in Lakeland, Florida for pre-camp workouts.  New manager Brad Ausmus is expected to be at Joker Marchant Stadium today.  Pitchers and catchers report for camp Friday.