NIT Tournament

Central Michigan University will play at Louisiana Tech tonight in the first round of the National Invitation Tournament.  The Chips are the sixth-seed, while Louisiana Tech is the third-seed.  CMU finished the season with a 23-and-8 record, and missed the NCAA tournament when they fell to Buffalo in the MAC Championship game.   Michigan did not get an NIT invite.

NCAA Tournaments

MSU will be a 7th seed in the NCAA Tourney, and go up against 10th seed Georgia on Friday in Charlotte.  Broadcast time is 11:50am, following “Live with Renk” on WBCK.  If MSU wins, they’ll take on the winner of the Virginia/Belmont game.

The Connecticut Huskies are the top overall seed in the women's NCAA Tournament. The team is seeking its 10th overall title, which would tie Geno Auriemma with UCLA men's coach John Wooden for most all-time. Notre Dame,South Carolina and Maryland are also regional top seeds.

Pistons Try To Break Streak

The Pistons will try to break a 10-game losing streak tonight as they host Memphis at the Palace of Auburn Hills. Center Andre Drummond is expected to play against Memphis tonight after he was taken out of the game in Utah with concussion like symptoms. Drummond was cleared to return to the line-up after tests yesterday

High School District Finals          

Harper Creek’s season ended last night, as Otsego beat them in the regional semi-final for the second straight year.   It was 66-51.  Otsego’s 7-foot center Seth Dugan, who has committed to play at Western Michigan University, had a triple-double with 21 points, 12 rebounds and 13 blocked shots to lead the Bulldogs.  The Beavers led by a point at the half. Harper Creek was led by Khylen Watkins with 20 points with TraVon Johnson getting 14 points and eight rebounds as James Cadena added 10 points.  Harper Creek finishes with a 21-3 record.

The Bellevue Broncos saw their season end, losing to Lansing Christian 63-57.  Bellevue finishes with a 17-6 record.

Mendon 69, Covert 46.

Kalamazoo Central 79 ,Loy Norrix 49.

Girls Basketball

Homer (21-4) will face third-ranked Ypsilanti Arbor Prep (21-3) in the Class C state quarterfinal at Michigan Center High School.

Tigers Lose to the Marlins

The Tigers lost 1-0 to the Cardinals in JupiterFlorida.  David Price went 4 innings, giving up a hit and a walk and struck out 5 in a great outing.   But the Tigers managed just three hits against Brad Lackey and the Cardinal pitchers. Yoenis Cespedes returned to the Tigers lineup after missing a couple games with a quadriceps injury, and showed little sign of rust. He sent a pitch from Lackey to the right field warning track in the second inning and doubled off Carlos Villanueva in the fifth.

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Justin Verlander starts against the Washington Nationals today inLakeland.  The Nationals haven’t named a starter, but it won’t be former Tigers Doug Fister or Max Scherzer, who pitched on Friday and Sunday.

Red Wings

The Red Wings next game is Thursday night in Florida against the Panthers.

NFL Deals

Nose tackle Vince Wilfork has signed with the Houston Texans after playing his first 11 seasons with the New England Patriots.

The Oakland Raiders have released Matt Schaub less than one year after acquiring him to be their starting quarterback.

Michigan Player Suspended

Senior offensive lineman Graham Glasgow has been suspended from the Michigan football program after violating terms of his probation on Sunday in Ann Arbor. Glasgow, who admitted to violating his alcohol-related probation in court Monday, had six months added to his year-long probation after registering a .086 on a Breathalyzer test this weekend. Glasgow has been on probation since July 14, 2014 after being arrested on March 15, 2014 for operating a vehicle while intoxicated.

Pete Rose

Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred, confirms that Pete Rose has submitted a new request to be reinstated to baseball, saying he intends to work with Rose' representatives on how to handle it.  The career hits leader agreed to a lifetime ban in August 1989 following an investigation by Major League Baseball that concluded he bet on the Cincinnati Reds to win while managing the team. He applied for reinstatement in September 1997 and met in November 2002 with former commissioner Bud Selig, who never ruled on the application.

Million Dollar Bracket Challenge

You can register for the Million Dollar Bracket Challenge at wbckfm.com.  It’s brought to you by Griffin Grill & Pub, downtownBattle Creek.  Catch every game the Griffin Pub, your madness headquarters!   Now through Wednesday, go to wbckfm.com and bookmark the page – when the tournament starts up on March 19, you can keep checking back to see how you’re doing against other listeners and our staff.  If you correctly predict 60 or more games, you win $10,000. If you correctly predict every game in the bracket, you win a million dollars! Good luck!

West Michigan Wolves

The West Michigan Wolves are one of six teams heading to the NA3HL Silver Cup Playoffs in Geneva,Illinois starting Thursday.  The Wolves are in Silver Cup Pool B with Great Falls and North Iowa.