Sports: MSU mauls Northwestern
Michigan State beat Northwestern 76-45 last night in Evanston. Denzel Valentine led the Spartans with 19 points. Matt McQuaid added 17 points and Deyonta Davis had 8 points and grabbed 11 rebounds. The Spartans hit a season-high 16 3-pointers, just one shy of tying the school record set in February 2012 against Purdue. The Wildcats shot just 21 percent from the field for the game. MSU, 18-4 overall and 5-4 in the Big Ten, will host Rutgers on Sunday at 4:15 on WBCK.
The Michigan Wolverines play Penn State on Saturday at Madison Square Garden in New York.
The Pistons will host the Cavaliers tonight. Pistons center Andre Drummond has been named to the 2016 Eastern Conference All-Star team as a reserve. He is the first Piston to be named to the All-Star team since Allen Iverson in 2009. Drummond leads the league in rebounds and double-doubles and is averaging a career-high 17.3 points per game. The All-Star Game is February 14th in Toronto.
Teams are set for Sunday's Pro Bowl in Hawaii. The Lions' Ziggy Ansah will represent the Lions. Calvin Johnson won’t play, due to an injury.
Red Wings rookie center Dylan Larkin will represent Detroit as NHL All-Star festivities begin in Nashville. Larkin is the first Wings rookie to play in the event since Steve Yzerman in 1984. The weekend kicks off with the skills competition tomorrow night and wraps up with the 61st All-Star Game Sunday afternoon. The format of the event has changed from past years, with three 20-minute 3-on-3 games instead of two teams playing against each other in one game.
Boys Basketball Scores…
Calhoun Christian 53, Barry County Christian 51. Alex Wilcox had 22 points for the Cougars.
Girls Basketball Scores…
Calhoun Christian 70, Barry County Christian 25. Abby Parks had 21 points and 16 rebounds.
Camden-Frontier 59, Bellevue 29.
White Pigeon 49, Bronson 47.
Homer 60, Quincy 16.
Tekonsha 36, Litchfield 31. Alexis Newbold had 15 and 14 rebounds.
Tonight….Girls and Boys Basketball…
Battle Creek Central at Lakeview...7:30pm on 95.3 WBCK.
Jackson Northwest at Harper Creek
Pennfield at Parma Western
Climax-Scotts at St. Philip
Marshall at Coldwater
Athens at Union City
Watervliet at Delton
Mattawan at Gull Lake
Hackett at Galesburg-Augusta
Maple Valley at Stockbridge
Lansing Christian at Olivet
Camden-Frontier at Bellevue
White Pigeon at Bronson
Quincy at Homer
Tekonsha at Litchfield
21 Days until pitchers and catchers report to Lakeland. (Fri)
The Associated Press (AP) and Michigan Radio Network contributed to this report.