Sports: MSU 4-0; Pistons lose.
Third-ranked Michigan State rolled to an 89-65 win over Eastern Michigan Monday night at the Breslin Center. Deyonta Davis led the Spartans with 16 points, Javon Bess added 13. Big Ten Player of the Week Denzel Valentine had 12 points and 10 rebounds. MSU, now 4-0 on the season, will tip off against Boston College Thursday as they open play in the Wooden Legacy tournament in California.
WMU beat Rochester 85-73 last night in Kalamazoo. Junior forward Kellen McCormick and sophomore point guard Thomas Wilder combined for 54 points. McCormick’s nine three’s set a new University Arena record and matched the WMU single-game record.
CMU lost to Weber State, 63-60.
Michigan plays Wednesday in the Bahamas against U-Conn.
The Pistons lost to the Bucks Monday night 109-88 on the road. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope paced Detroit with 17 points, Stanley Johnson contributed 16 and Andre Drummond had 15 points and 15 rebounds. Former Pistons forward and center Greg Monroe led the Bucks with 20 points and 13 rebounds in his first meeting against his former teammates. Detroit is 7-7 and returns to The Palace to take on the Miami Heat tomorrow.
Monday Night Football
The New England Patriots are 10-and-0. The Pats kept their perfect record intact with a 20-13 win over the Buffalo Bills on "Monday Night Football". Tom Brady threw for 277 yards and a touchdown as New England secured its 13th straight 10-win season. The Patriots and Carolina Panthers are the only remaining unbeaten teams in the NFL. The Bills dropped to 5-and-5 with the loss.
The Lions play the annual Thanksgiving game as they host the Eagles. Broadcast time is 11:30am on WBCK.
With one more weekend of college football in the regular season ahead, the new College Football Playoff Rankings come out today. This Saturday, Michigan State hosts Penn State. Michigan hosts Ohio State.
The Red Wings host the Boston Bruins on Wednesday night. Detroit has won three of its last four and is third in the Atlantic Division.
Tigers Name Toledo Manager
Lloyd McClendon has been named manager of the Tigers Triple-A affiliate Toledo Mud Hens. McClendon was a coach with Jim Leland and the Tigers for 7 years, and spent the last two seasons as manager of the Seattle Mariners. McClendon takes over for Larry Parrish who retired at the end of last season after ten years with Toledo.