Sports: MSU beats Wisconsin, 84-74
Michigan State beat No. 16 Wisconsin 84-74 on Sunday. Nick Ward had 22 points and nine rebounds, Miles Bridges had 17 points and Matt McQuaid added a season-high 15. It was Senior Day, as the Spartans played their final home game of the regular season. With the game in hand, injured senior Eron Harris was put into the game, so he could honor the tradition of kissing center court.
The Spartans (18-11, 10-6 Big Ten) have won six of their last eight games, moving them into a third-place tie with Maryland in the Big 10 and perhaps sealing their spot in a 20th straight NCAA Tournament. Minnesota is also 10-6, followed by Northwestern and Michigan at 9-7. Purdue and Wisconsin are first and second.
MSU travels to Illinois on Wednesday. State will also be on the road at Maryland on Sunday. Hear the Tom Izzo Show tonight at 7 on 95.3 WBCK.
Michigan beat Purdue 82-70 on Saturday and is on the road this week at Northwestern and Nebraska.
KCC lost to Lansing Community College, 84-73.
Penn State shocked No. 25 Michigan 76-75 on Sunday, denying the Wolverines a school record for victories.
KCC lost to Lansing Community College, 54-51.
The Tigers lost to the Mets, 5-2 after beating Houston on Saturday, 11-4. The Tigers host the Braves today in Lakeland.
The Pistons lost to the Boston Celtics 104-98 on Sunday. Jaylen Brown sank a 3-pointer from the right corner while being fouled with 37.6 seconds remaining, part of a five-point possession for Boston that lifted the Celtics to a 104-98 victory over the Detroit Pistons on Sunday night. The Celtics were down 96-95 when Brown connected while being fouled by Marcus Morris. Brown missed the ensuing free throw, but Detroit couldn't come up with the rebound, and Tobias Harris was called for a loose-ball foul. Marcus Smart added two free throws to put Boston up 100-96. Andre Drummond had 17 points and 15 rebounds for the Pistons, but he went 1 of 11 on free throws and was taken out for some key possessions toward the end to prevent Boston from fouling him. The Pistons host Portland on Tuesday night and head to New Orleans on Wednesday.
Kurt Busch has won the Daytona 500 for the first time in 16 starts, edging Ryan Blaney. A.J. Allmendinger was third. Busch surged ahead after pole-sitter Chase Elliott, Kyle Larson, Martin Truex Jr. and Paul Menard ran out of gas during the final three laps. Jimmie Johnson, Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Danica Patrick were among 15 drivers who were knocked out of the race by wrecks.
Girls Basketball District Schedule
Girls’ basketball district play starts tonight, with semifinals on Wednesday and District finals scheduled for Friday.
Class A at Loy Norrix
Battle Creek Central vs. Coldwater, 6 p.m.
Lakeview vs. Loy Norrix, 7:30 p.m.
Class C at Galesburg-Augusta
Springport vs. Delton Kellogg, 6 p.m.
Class C at Bronson
Quincy vs. Bronson, 5:30 p.m.
Class D at Athens
Athens vs. Marshall Academy, 6:30 p.m.
Battle Creek Central is at Lakeview on Tuesday on WBCK.
The Red Wings are off until Tuesday night, when they play at Vancouver.
The Wings are last in the Atlantic Conference and there are seven teams ahead of them for the final Wild Card spot. Detroit has 22 games left to try to make the playoffs for a 26th straight season. They are 8 points behind the Islanders, who currently hold the final Wild Card spot.
Golfer Strips Down for Water Shot
Pro golfer Shawn Stefani was playing in the Honda Classic over the weekend, and he stripped down to his underwear to hit out of a water hazard. Stefani got in the ankle deep water and took a cut. He advanced the ball 45 yards out of the hazard, leaving a mid-iron up-and-down to make par. While he found the green with his third shot, he didn’t make the save from 10 feet. He finished at 2 over par, two shots outside the cut.
Basketball Player Dribbles Through Legs
Former NBA star Nate Robinson was playing in a D-League game the other night, and he took the ball between a defender's legs. He didn't pass it . . . he dribbled with it. Robinson is 5-foot-9 and the defender was 7-foot-3 Edy Taveres.