Sports: MSU-Iowa Rematch
The Michigan State Spartans play the Iowa Hawkeyes tonight at the Breslin Center in East Lansing. MSU's only loss of the season came against Iowa late last month. Leading scorer Denzel Valentine sat out that game due to his minor knee surgery. Valentine will likely be back in the starting line up tonight. The fourth-ranked Michigan State Spartans against number-16 Iowa. Hear the game tonight at 6 on WBCK.
High School Basketball
Battle Creek Central lost to Benton Harbor tonight, 66-49. Demetreus Craig led Central with 14. It was the seventh straight win for Benton Harbor. Battle Creek Central falls to 4-5.
Kalamazoo Christian 54, Delton Kellogg 46.
St. Joseph 54, Gull Lake 45.
Galesburg-Augusta 61, Constantine 47
Friday night, our radio game will be Coldwater at Harper Creek, 7:30 on WBCK.
St. Joseph 35, Gull Lake 29.
Galesburg Augusta 37, Constantine 15.
Lake Odessa-Lakewood 59, Maple Valley 32.
Michigan travels to Iowa Sunday. Senior guard Caris LeVert was included on the Wooden Award midseason top 25 watch list. Michigan State guard Denzel Valentine is also on that list.
The Red Wings wrap up a six-game road trip tonight at Arizona. The puck drops in the desert at 9:00 p.m. Detroit is 4-1 so far on the trip. Petr Mrazek will get the start in goal tonight.
The Pistons tip off against the Grizzlies in Memphis tonight. Detroit's three game winning streak was snapped Tuesday with a loss to San Antonio. Memphis has won three of their last five.
Lombardi Back at New Orleans
Former Lions offensive coordinator Joe Lombardi is heading back to New Orleans.
The Saints have hired Lombardi as their quarterbacks coach. He was fired after the Lions 1-and-7 start this season, and Jim Bob Cooter took over and finished the season 6-and-2.
Saturday the Kansas City will play at New England, and Green Bay is at Phoenix.
Sunday, the Seattle visits Carolina and Pittsburgh is at Denver. The winners will square off the following Sunday for the right to go to the Super Bowl.
Michigan Football Player to Leave for Draft
University of Michigan defensive tackle Willie Henry will forgo his final year and enter the 2016 NFL draft. Henry made the announcement on social media yesterday and thanked his teammates and the coaching staff, including former coach Brady Hoke. He said the decision was not easy, but he and his family thought this is the right time and the right choice. Henry, who was redshirted as a freshman, played in 35 games in three years for the Wolverines and had 40 solo and 46 assisted tackles and 10 sacks.
The Tigers have avoided going to arbitration with relief pitcher Justin Wilson. Wilson, who was acquired last month from the Yankees, agreed to a one-year deal reportedly worth over one-point-five-million-dollars. Infielders Jose Iglesias and Andrew Romine and outfielder J.D. Martinez are Detroit's last three arbitration-eligible players left to sign contracts.