Sports: MSU Wins Big Ten Tourney
Big Ten Basketball
Third-ranked Michigan State knocked off Purdue, 66-62, to win the Big Ten tournament title in Indianapolis Sunday afternoon. The 29-and-5 Spartans captured their third tournament crown in five years and fifth overall. Denzel Valentine posted 15 points, 10 rebounds and nine assists. MSU earned a number-two seed in the NCAA Tournament and opens up against Middle Tennessee State on Friday. Hear the Tom Izzo Show tonight after High School Basketball on WBCK.
Michigan is in…barely
Michigan will still have to earn its way into the Round of 64. After losing to Purdue in Saturday's Big Ten semifinals, the Wolverines will take on Tulsa in the First Four Wednesday in Dayton, Ohio. The winner faces Notre Dame Friday in the East Regional in Brooklyn, New York.
March Madness Already
The first blockbuster upset of March Madness: Twitter over CBS on Selection Sunday. The NCAA said Sunday night it is looking into how a copy of this year's tournament bracket got leaked online during the network's extended selection show on Sunday.
The bracket was being shared on Twitter about 20 minutes after the start of the two-hour broadcast, generating thousands of retweets as Charles Barkley fumbled around with a touch screen monitor making picks. The broadcast drew wide criticism on social media for drawing out the selections. Some Kentucky players fell asleep during the show at the home of coach John Calipari. And others waiting for their draw found out about their matchups early as news of the leaked bracket went viral.
The Red Wings lost to the Maple Leafs 1-0 on Sunday evening. Michael Grabner had a breakaway for the Leafs late in the second period for the only goal of the game. Luke Glendening came close to getting the Wings on the board, but the goal was waived off. Petr Mrarek made 26 saves for Detroit. The Wings begin a road trip at Philadelphia tomorrow. They are fourth in the Atlantic Division with 79 points
The Pistons close out a four-game road trip tonight against the Wizards in D.C. Detroit is coming off a 125-111 win at Philadelphia on Saturday. The Pistons are 34-and-32 overall, good for eighth in the East.
High School Boys Basketball Regionals
BC Central vs. East Lansing @ Mason. Hear the game tonight at 5:45pm on WBCK.
Marshall vs. Stevensville-Lakeshore @ Harper Creek - Monday 7:30pm
Homer vs. Niles Brandywine @ Gobles - Monday 8pm
Bellevue vs. Morenci @ Litchfield - Monday 6pm
The Marshall Redhawks play Grand Rapids Catholic Central in a Class B State Quarterfinals Tuesday is at 7pm at Otsego High School.
The Tigers lost to the Pirates 9-5 in Lakeland Sunday. Matt Boyd gave up four runs in less than four innings. Anthony Gose, Casey McGehee (McGee) and Steven Moya homered for Detroit. Moya put the Tigers ahead 5-4 with an RBI in the 5th. The Tigers host the Mets today. First pitch 1:05 p.m.
The Lions have found their new starting safety. They agreed to a contract over the weekend with former Saints safety Rafael Bush. NFL Network reports it's a one-year deal worth 2.4-million-dollars. Bush is most likely to start alongside the returning Glover Quin.
Kevin Harvick continued his mastery of Phoenix International Raceway. Harvick nipped Carl Edwards by 0.01 seconds in an overtime finish to win the Good Sam 500 Sunday. Harvick led a race-high 139 laps en route to his eighth career win at the track. Denny Hamlin, Kyle Busch and Dale Earnhardt Jr. rounded out the top-five.
Charl Schwartzel beat Bill Haas on the first hole of a playoff to win the Valspar Championship in Palm Harbor, Florida. Schwartzel fired a four-under 67 in Sunday's final round to finish at seven-under-par for the tournament. Ryan Moore finished third at five-under, while amateur Lee McCoy came in fourth at minus-four.
WBCK has a chance for you to win tickets to the Motorcycle Swap meet at the Wings Event Center on Sunday March 20th. Check out wbckfm.com and click “Win Stuff” for your chance to win one of 5 pairs of tickets to the event. We’ll announce a winner Tuesday.