Sports: Pistons, Red Wings, Wolverines Tonight
The Pistons try to move above .500 as they host the Miami Heat tonight at the Palace of Auburn Hills. Detroit has lost their last two games. Miami has won three in a row.
The Golden State Warriors beat the Los Angeles Lakers 111 to 77 last night, and set a record. They're now 16 and 0, which is the first time that ever happened in the NBA. The last time the Warriors lost a game was back in April, and their last home loss was in January of this year. Steph Curry scored 24 points for Golden State.
The Michigan Wolverines hit the court tonight when they take on number-13 UConn in the Battle 4 Atlantis. Tip off in the Bahamas is 9:30 p.m.
Third-ranked Michigan State will tip off against Boston College Thursday as they open play in the Wooden Legacy tournament in California.
Last night, Western Kentucky beat Central Michigan 88-60. The Chippewas are back in action again today in Florida when they take on Milwaukee. Tip-off is noon.
The Red Wings host the Boston Bruins tonight in an Original Six matchup at Joe Louis Arena. The puck drops at 7:30 p.m. The game will mark Landon Ferraro's return to Detroit, just days after the center was claimed off waivers by Boston. The Wings are riding a two game winning streak, while the Bruins have won their last three.
Detroit head coach Jeff Blashill said yesterday that Petr Mrazek will get the start in goal tonight against Boston.
The Lions play the annual Thanksgiving game as they host the Eagles. Receiver Calvin Johnson, defensive tackle Caraun Reid, cornerback Darius Slay, defensive tackle Gabe Wright and safety Don Carey were all limited in drills yesterday because of injuries. Broadcast time is 11:30am on WBCK.
Both Michigan State and Michigan moved up in the latest College Football Playoff Rankings released last night. The Spartans moved up to the fifth-spot after last weekend's 17-14 win over then number-two Ohio State. Michigan is 10th. The top 4 are Clemson, Alabama, Oklahoma, and Iowa.
MSU will take on Penn State this weekend, with a chance to clinch the Big Ten's east division and a trip to the Big Ten Championship game with a win. Mark Dantonio indicated the status of Michigan State quarterback Connor Cook will be a game-time decision. Backups Tyler O'Connor and Damion Terry have played in the past two games after Cook went down with a sprained shoulder in the Maryland game. Hear the MSU-Penn State game Saturday at 2pm on WBCK.
The Wolverines jumped a couple spots to number-ten in the rankings. This Saturday, Michigan hosts Ohio State. Broadcast time for the Michigan-Ohio State game is 11am on Mix 104.9.
Wolverines Fall Short of Honors
Michigan’s Jourdon Lewis won't win the 2015 Thorpe Award, which is given annually to the country's top defensive back. Lewis was one of 16 semifinalists for the trophy, but did not make the cut Tuesday. Wolverines Jake Butt also missed the cut for the finals in the Mackey Award, given to the nation's top tight end.