Sports: Pistons Win 7th Straight Road Game
The Pistons beat Indiana 98-96 last night to tie a franchise record 7th straight road win. Brandon Jennings scored a season high 37 points. Jennings took the inbounds pass and held for the last second shot. He drove to the bucket and missed the layup, but Andre Drummond was there for the tip-in with 0.3 seconds to go. Drummond finished with 16 points and 16 rebounds. The Pistons are home to play Philadelphia tonight.
The Michigan State Spartans play Saturday atMaryland. Broadcast time is 3pm on WBCK. The next home game for MSU is Wednesday againstPennStateand listen next week for your chance to win tickets to theBreslinCenteron WBCK.
U of M hosts Northwestern tonight at 8:15.
Northern Illinoisis at Eastern.
Central Michigan is atAkron.
Western Michigan travels toToledo.
The Red Wings will host Nashville at Joe Louis Arena tonight. The Wings are coming off a six-game road trip, and have won four of their last five games to improve to 24-11-and-9 on the season. That's good for 57-points and a tie for second place in the Atlantic Division.
Tomorrow, it’s the AFC and NFC Championship games, with the winners heading to the Super Bowl. The Packers play the Seahawks in Seattle at 3pm.
The Colts take on the Patriots at 6:30 at New England.
High School Boys Basketball
St. Philip 56, Burr Oak 41 (St. P 6-3) Dreyson English finished with 12.
Loy Norrix 62, Lakeview 43
Battle CreekCentral 66, Mattawan 61 (BC Central 3-6) Wendell White had 21 points to lead Central.
Harper Creek 66, Coldwater 52 (Harper Creek 7-0) James Cadena with 29 points.
Charlotte 63, Pennfield 34 (Pennfield 5-2)
St. Philip 56, Burr Oak 41 (St. Philip 6-3)
Jackson Northwest 74, Marshall 48 (Marshall 6-1)
Marshall Academy 52, Will Carleton Academy 31 Isaac Mead 28 points
Calhoun Christian 51, Coldwater Pansophia 31. Chase Flech with 24 points and 10 rebounds.
Climax-Scotts 48,Bellevue40 (Climax-Scotts 8-0,Bellevue4-3) Dallas Froberg had 16.
Delton 45, Galesburg-Augusta 41 (Delton 2-4, Galesburg-Augusta 1-7) Landon Grizzle with 15 and 10.
Leslie 64, Olivet 50 (Olivet 4-3)
Quincy 68, Jonesville 50 (Quincy6-0)
Colon50, Tekonsha 34 (Tekonsha 2-6)
Union City 64,Athens43 (Athens3-3,Union City5-2) Jalen Boes came through with 22 points
KalamazooCentral 70,GullLake44 (GullLake0-7)
Concord52, Homer 50 (Homer 5-3)
Lake Odessa-Lakewood 74, Maple Valley 52 (Maple Valley1-5)
Mattawan 61,Battle CreekCentral 49 (BC Central 4-6)
Lakeview 51, Loy Norrix 26 (Lakeview 4-3) Kirby Homer with 23.
Harper Creek 52, Coldwater 23 (Harper Creek 4-4) Charley Andrews with 14 points and 11 rebounds.
Pennfield 43, Charlotte32 (Pennfield 5-3)
Marshall 44, Jackson Northwest 33 (Marshall 8-1) Nikki Tucker with 16 points and 10 rebounds
Will Carleton Academy 46, Marshall Academy 44.
Calhoun Christian 72,ColdwaterPanspohiaAcademy6
Climax-Scotts 44,Bellevue38 (Climax-Scotts 7-2, Bellevue 3-4) Mary Smith finished with a season-high 21.
Bronson 39, White Pigeon 29 (Bronson 5-2) Skyler Sobeski finished with 17.
Galesburg-Augusta 39, Delton 22 (Galesburg-Augusta 7-3, Delton 1-5)
KalamazooCentral 47,GullLake43 (GullLake4-5)
Springport 57, Homer 49 (Homer 6-3)
Olivet 44, Leslie 42 (Olivet 6-3)
Jonesville 51,Quincy15 (Quincy1-7)
Athens 47,Union City 34 (Athens 6-3,Union City2-8)
West Michigan Wolves
The West Michigan Wolves lost to the Wisconsin Whalers, 7-1. The same two teams play again today in Madison.
Michigan Coaching Additions
Michiganhas added Jedd Fisch and John Baxter to new coach Jim Harbaugh's football staff. Fisch will coordinate the passing game and Baxter will be the special teams coordinator. Fisch, who spent the past two seasons as offensive coordinator for the Jacksonville Jaguars, will coachMichigan's quarterbacks and wide receivers. Before joining the Jaguars, Fisch spent two seasons as offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at the University of Miami.
Tigers Sign Arbitration Players
The Tigers signed pitcher David Price to a $19.75 million, one-year deal to avoid arbitration. Price's contract is the largest one-year deal for a player who filed for arbitration, topping Max Scherzer's $15,525,000 agreement with the Tigers last year.
The Tigers also avoid arbitration by signing right-handed pitcher Alfredo Simon and outfielder J.D. Martinez. They still need to make a deal with Al Alburquerque.
Penn State Deal
PennState's football team is getting back 112 wins wiped out during the Jerry Sandusky child molestation scandal. That means that Joe Paterno has been restored as the winningest coach in major college football history with 409, 32 more than formerFloridaStatecoach Bobby Bowden. Paterno had been stripped of 111 victories by the NCAA. The deal also directs that a $60 million fine to address child abuse be spent within Pennsylvania and would resolve that lawsuit.
Ali Goes Home
Muhammad Ali's latest hospital stay for a severe urinary tract infection has ended. According to a family spokesman, Ali was released from an undisclosed hospital where he received continued treatment for the same condition that initially put him in the hospital late last month. The champ turns 73 today.
Matt Kuchar, Justin Thomas and Webb Simpson share the lead at the midway point of the PGA's Sony Open inHonolulu. Top-ranked Rory McIlroy has posted his first competitive hole-in-one as a professional. McIlroy made his ace in the second round of the Abu Dhabi Championship.
Tigers Spring Training
34 days until pitchers and catchers report for Spring Training inLakeland.