Sports: Pistons’ Pope Scores 38 in Win over New Orleans
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope scored a career-high 38 points, leading the Detroit Pistons to a 118-98 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans on Wednesday night. Pope and the Pistons’ bench worked to erase an eight-point third-quarter deficit and then led a game-changing 7-0 run to start the fourth. With the win, Detroit ends an eight-game losing streak to New Orleans. Tobias Harris added 19 points and Andre Drummond 17. Ish Smith had 15. The Pistons will host the Timberwolves on Friday.
Men’s College Basketball
MSU is at Nebraska tonight. Broadcast time is 6pm on 95.3 WBCK. Michigan State is 13-9 overall and 5-4 in Big Ten play. The win over Michigan on Sunday broke a three game losing streak. Michigan hosts Ohio State on Saturday.
KCC lost to Lake Michigan Community College, 104-96. Head Coach Ben Reed says 25 Bruin turnovers cost them the game. Reed says those turnovers led to 42 points.
KCC lost to Lake Michigan Community College, 92-42.
The Red Wings host the New York Islanders on Friday.
High School Boys Basketball
Friday Night, Marshall is at Pennfield….7pm on 95.3 WBCK.
National Signing Day
New WMU Football Coach Tim Lester announced the newest members of the Broncos Wednesday on National Signing Day. Lester’s new recruits are from 10 states, with one transfer student from Rutgers. A total of 25 student-athletes are part of the list, with two walk-ons. The whole list and a video are on our webpage at wbckfm.com.
Alabama was one of the big winners on college football's national signing day as they grabbed six five-star recruits. Ohio State, Georgia, Southern California and Florida State round out the top five schools, according to the rankings.
MSU Recruit In Jail
Donovan Winter, a defensive end from Orlando, Florida, was supposed to sign with Michigan State on Wednesday. However, Winter won't be signing with the Spartans because he's reportedly in jail. The Orlando Sentinel reports that Winter was arrested Monday and charged with burglary and larceny of a firearm.
Michigan State is welcoming a familiar name to its football program. Wide receiver Hunter Rison, son of former NFL receiver Andre Rison, has signed with the Spartans. Andre Rison was a star at Michigan State from 1985-88 and ranks second on the school's career list in yards receiving.
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell commented on the state of the Oakland Raiders during his Super Bowl news conference yesterday, saying "there's a great deal more work to be done" before the team can move to Las Vegas. Goodell was asked about the Raiders after both casino magnate Sheldon Adelson and a backup financier, Goldman Sachs, pulled out of the stadium deal this week. The league is supposed to decide on the Las Vegas move in March.
Blues Fire Coach Hitchcock
Mike Yeo has become head coach of the St. Louis Blues a few months earlier than scheduled. He has been promoted following the dismissal of Ken Hitchcock, who ranks fourth on the NHL's all-time wins list for coaches and led the Blues to playoff appearances in each of his five full seasons behind their bench. Yeo takes over a squad that has dropped five of its last six to fall into a virtual tie with Calgary for the eighth and final Western Conference playoff berth, just one point ahead of three other teams.
Missing fairways, missing greens and piling up the putts, Tiger Woods got off to a rough start at the Dubai Desert Classic. The 14-time major winner finished the first round with a 5-over 77, failing to record even one birdie on Thursday at the Emirates Golf Club.
Only 11 days until pitchers and catchers report to Lakeland Florida.