Sports: LaVert leads Wolverines to Win
Michigan beat Northern Kentucky 77-62 Tuesday night to improve to 8-3. Caris LeVert led the Wolverines with a triple-double …. 13 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists. LeVert's triple-double was the fourth in school history. He also surpassed the 1,000 point mark for his career. Duncan Robinson added 18 points on six triples. Derrick Walton junior contributed 16 points. U of M, 8-3 on the season, hosts Youngstown State Saturday.
#1 MSU will head to Boston to play Northeastern on Saturday.
Wisconsin basketball coach Bo Ryan, who won a school-record 364 games coaching the Badgers to seven Big Ten titles, is retiring immediately. Ryan made the announcement last night after the Badgers' 64-49 win over Texas A&M. Wisconsin made the NCAA tournament in every one of Ryan’s 14 years as coach. Before that, they only made it 7 times in their school history.
Boys High School Basketball
Portage Northern 62, Lakeview 47.
Homer beat Pennfield, 75-71. Caleb Drumm scored a game-high 38 points.
It took 5 overtimes for Marshall to beat Portland, 98-95. Jacob Brubaker scored 34 points.
Centreville 61, Athens 20.
Lakeview beat Portage Northern 59-31. Ava Cook led with 15 points, four steals and three assists. Jessalyn Genier had 13 points and 12 rebounds. Emily Eldridge with 11 points and 12 rebounds.
Pennfield 55, Parma Western 33. Jessica Roan with 15 points, 7 steals and 5 rebounds.
Stevensville-Lakeshore 45, Battle Creek Central 29.
St. Philip 70, Litchfield 17.
Marshall 46, Portland 37. Nikki Tucker had 22.
Olivet 49, Quincy 23.
Gull Lake 66, Benton Harbor 60. Grace Clancy had 20 points.
Climax-Scotts 62, Camden-Frontier 29.
Athens 30, White Pigeon 23.
Bellevue 35, Jackson Christian 32.
The Pistons have lost three of their last five games and will host the Celtics tonight at the Palace. The Pistons are 14-12 this year and in fourth place in the Central, three and a half games behind the division leading Cleveland Cavaliers. Detroit will play the Bulls in Chicago on Friday.
The Red Wings will host Vancouver on Friday.
The Lions continue to make changes to the roster as they prepare for their meeting with the Saints in New Orleans Monday. Tuesday, the team waived tackle LaAdrian Waddle, who had offseason knee surgery but started six games this season before losing his job last month to Michael Ola. To replace Waddle on the roster, Detroit claimed Gabe Ikard off waivers from the Browns. The Lions also officially placed tight end Brandon Pettigrew on injured reserve Tuesday after he tore the ACL in his left knee Sunday against St. Louis. The team has signed tight end Bear Pascoe to take Pettigrew's place.
Michigan will have its starting quarterback for its season-finale on Jan. 1. Michigan fifth-year senior Jake Rudock told reporters Tuesday night that he'll be ready to play in the Citrus Bowl against Florida in two and a half weeks after suffering a left shoulder injury in the regular-season finale against Ohio State late last month.
After practice Tuesday, Rudock said he has no limitations and is currently doing everything he would normally do. Rudock was knocked out of the Ohio State game Nov. 28 after taking a vicious hit from Buckeye defensive end Joey Bosa -- who happens to be Rudock's former high school teammate.
Jourdan Lewis isn't going anywhere. Michigan's All-American junior cornerback tweeted earlier this season that his plans were to stay in Ann Arbor next season for his senior year, and not test the NFL draft waters. On Tuesday, he reaffirmed those plans with no hesitation or doubt. "I'm coming back," Lewis said Tuesday. "(I want to finish) my education. I haven't graduated yet. I was always going to stay four years."
The 5-foot-10, 175-pound Lewis had a record-setting season in Ann Arbor, setting a single-season team record for pass breakups (21) while also making 49 tackles (3 1/2 for loss), 2 interceptions (one returned for a score) and one sack.
The third-ranked Michigan State Football team will hold their Media Day today for their upcoming trip to the College Football Playoffs Semifinal game against second-ranked Alabama. The game will take place on New Year's Eve in the Cotton Bowl at ATT Stadium in Arlington, Texas. The winner will play in the National Championship game in Arizona on January 11th.
MHSAA Releases Concussions Data
New numbers from the Michigan High School Athletic Association (MHSAA) show high schools averaging three- sports-related concussions per school in the fall. MHSAA spokesman, John Johnson, says 744, or 99-percent, of its high school members submitted numbers at the end of the fall sports season. The data shows there were 3.2 concussions per school through December 4th. Johnson says the MHSAA will continue to collect information and hope to use it to make the games safer for athletes.
Fall sports with the highest number of concussions were football and soccer.