Sports: MSU beats Michigan, 80-67
The Michigan State Spartans topped the Michigan Wolverines 80-67 Tuesday night at the Crisler Center. The Spartans won their third-straight game, as the Wolverines dropped their fifth-game in a row. Branden Dawson led the Spartans with 23 points and 13 rebounds.
Travis Trice added 22 points. Zak Irvin had 16 points for the Wolverines and Spike Albrecht, Muhammad-Ali Abdur-Rahkman and Aubrey Dawkins each contributed 12 points in the loss. MSU, now 18-8 overall and 9-4 in the Big Ten, is on the road Sunday to take on Illinois. Michigan, 13-13 overall and 6-8 in the conference, hosts Ohio State on Sunday.
Top-ranked Kentucky is 26-0 as the Wildcats hammered the Volunteers 66-48 at Tennessee.
In Mid American Conference games tonight
15-10 Western Michigan will host Ohio at 7:00 p.m.
18-5 CMU will look to win their fourth-straight game as they host to Northern Illinois
Eastern Michigan is home against Buffalo (15-9, 6-6).
The Detroit Red Wings begin a six game road trip against the Blackhawks in Chicago tonight. Detroit has lost its last three games, including a 2-0 shutout to Montreal on Monday.
The Red Wings have recalled forward Teemu Pulkkinen from Grand Rapids. The 23-year-old is the first player in Griffins history to have at least 30 goals in back-to-back seasons, and leads the AHL with 57 points in 44 games this year.
The Wings wrap up the week in Dallas as they take on the Stars Saturday.
The Pistons are off until Friday when they welcome the Chicago Bulls in to the Palace.
High School Scores and Schedules
St. Philip 66, Tekonsha 49 (St. P 11-5, T 5-11) Dreyson English led St. Philip with 20 points.
Jackson Lumen Christi 71, Battle Creek Harper Creek 68 (HC 14-2) The Beavers were ranked 6th in Class B.
Portage Central 63, Lakeview 58 (L 1-14)
Coldwater 61, Pennfield 53, OT (P 9-6)
Marshall Academy 65, Barry County Christian 40. Isaac Mead 22 points
John Grafton 9 points 8 rebounds.
Athens 61, Reading 43 (At 4-10) Jonah Harris had 18 points and 17 rebounds.
Bellevue 75, Camden-Frontier 44 (Be 11-5) Dawson Morgan with 22.
Bronson 59, Centreville 39 (Br 5-9)
Climax-Scotts 79, Burr Oak 39 (C-S 14-3) Dallas Froberg scored 27.
Schoolcraft 60, Delton Kellogg 54 (D 8-6)
Constantine 54, Galesburg-Augusta 47 (G-A 4-12)
Union City 66, Homer 58 (UC 13-3, Ho 8-7) Jalen Boes with 24.
Lansing Christian 58, Maple Valley 32 (MV 3-12)
Marshall 57, Parma Western 49 (Ma 8-7) Forrest Jackson and Montez Brewer had 12 points each to lead Marshall.
Olivet 52, Perry 49 (O 9-6)
Concord 56, Quincy 37 (Q 14-0)
Lakeview 53, Portage Central 48 (L 9-7) Savannah Olsen with 18 points, nine rebounds.
Harper Creek 37, Jackson Lumen Christi 21 (HC 11-6) Olivia Leson had 11 points and 13 rebounds
Coldwater 41, Pennfield 40 (P 8-9)
Delton Kellogg 48, Schoolcraft 46 (D 6-10) Kristen Mohn finished with 24 points and 18 rebounds.
Galesburg-Augusta 53, Constantine 23 (G-A 13-4)
Stevensville Lakeshore 60, Gull Lake 29 (GL 11-6)
Lansing Christian 42, Maple Valley 30 (MV 3-14)
Marshall 58, Parma Western 23 (Ma 15-1) Nikki Tucker scored 13.
Olivet 37, Perry 35 (O 12-4) Teona Feldpausch with 10.
Barry County Christian 29, Marshall Academy 17.
Wednesday, February 18th
Comstock at Harper Creek
Bronson at Centreville (Br 11-3)
Pennfield heads to regional action in Division 3 today against 10th ranked Allendale at Lake Odessa.
In Division 4 at Holton, The Climax-Scotts/Martin co-op team takes on Hesperia; Maple Valley wrestles Kent City.
Bronson’s wrestling squad moves on to a Division 4 regional today to face second-ranked Hudson. Addison will take on Springport.
Lions Hire Special Teams Coach
The Detroit Lions have hired Joe Marciano as special teams coordinator. He takes over for John Bonamego, who left Detroit to become the new head football coach at Central Michigan University. Marciano began coaching in the NFL in 1986, and has been special teams coordinator in Tampa Bay and Houston. He previously worked with Lions head coach Jim Caldwell during his tenure with the Buccaneers, when Caldwell was the team's quarterback coach in 2001.
The Detroit Tigers were expected to release an update on Miguel Cabrera following a doctor's appointment that was scheduled for Tuesday. But the results of a CT scan that Cabrera underwent Tuesday will not be reviewed until today. A stress fracture in Cabrera's right foot was discovered and repaired during surgery to remove bone spurs in his right ankle in October. Cabrera hit .313 with 25 home runs, 109 RBIs and an .895 OPS in 159 games in 2014 while battling injuries for a good portion of the season.
Tigers Spring Training
Just 2 days until pitchers and catchers report for Spring Training in Lakeland.
No Lansing Marathon This Spring
The Lansing Marathon's race director says the event won't be held this spring. The race began in 2012. Flooding and a train delayed runners and forced the course to be changed in 2013. The marathon received criticism for not allowing some competitors to use hand cycles last year.