Pistons

The Pistons beat the Nets 105-100 Monday night in Brooklyn.   Andre Drummond had 21 points and 18 rebounds. Reggie Jackson scored 19 points and hit three late shots to spark the Pistons.  Both Ersan Ilyasova and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope finished with 16 points.

Drummond fell just shy of an NBA-high sixth 20-point, 20-rebound game of the season but delivered the tiebreaking basket on a dunk with 1:30 remaining. The Pistons end a three-game road trip at Boston tomorrow night.

Pistons’ Meeks Has Setback

Pistons guard Jodie Meeks' return to the lineup may be pushed back after a visit to his surgeon yesterday in New York. Meeks returned to practice on a limited basis last week, but after working out reported soreness in the foot he broke in the season home opener in October.   Doctor Martin O'Malley, who repaired the injury, told him he will have to stop most physical activity until his foot is healed.

Michigan Basketball

Michigan is at home tonight against 17th-ranked Indiana. Michigan has won four straight games to improve to 17-and-5 overall and 7-and-2 in the Big Ten.  The Hoosiers have one more win than the Wolverines, and are tied with Iowa for the top-spot in the Big Ten.

MSU Basketball

The 10th ranked Spartans, 19-and-4 overall and 6-and-4 in the Big Ten, will be at Michigan this Saturday. Michigan State forward Deyonta Davis has been given co-Freshman of the Week honors by the Big Ten.

College Basketball Rankings

The Spartans moved up two spots to number-10 in this week’s AP Top-25 poll released Monday.  Oklahoma is the number-one team, followed by North Carolina, Villanova, Maryland, and Iowa. The Michigan Wolverines didn't crack the top-25, but they did receive some votes.

In the MAC tonight

Western Michigan will travel to take on Toledo.

Central Michigan will host Kent State.

Eastern Michigan will host Miami of Ohio.

Girls Basketball

St. Philip 73, Burr Oak 37 Mya Sagovia with 17 points, 11 rebounds, and five blocks.

Pittsford 61, Climax-Scotts 43.

Olivet 56, Bronson 45.  Teona Feldpausch scored 24 points.

Colon 32, Tekonsha 30.

High School Basketball Tonight

Boys Basketball

Lakeview at Harper Creek ….7:30pm on WBCK

Burr Oak at St. Philip

Olivet at Bronson

Climax-Scotts at Pittsford

Gull Lake at Caledonia

Constantine at Delton

Galesburg-Augusta at Kalamazoo Christian

Homer at Reading

Athens at Quincy

Colon at Tekonsha

Union City at Springport

Maple Valley at Bellevue

 

Girls Basketball

Pennfield at Battle Creek Central

Harper Creek at Lakeview

Marshall at Holt

Stevensville-Lakeshore at Gull Lake

Maple Valley at Bellevue

Bronson at Homer

Delton at Constantine

Kalamazoo Christian at Galesburg-Augusta

Bombers to Remain in BC

The Battle Creek Bombers and the City of Battle Creek have signed a lease extension to stay at C.O. Brown Stadium through at least 2021. The Bombers’ current lease would have ended after this season.  2016 will be the tenth season for the Bombers in Battle Creek.  In 2015, the Bombers hosted a franchise record 44,670 fans.

Super Bowl

Two Denver Broncos team buses were in an accident on a highway in Sunnyvale, California yesterday.  The Broncos were returning to their hotel from practice, and as they were driving back, the buses collided.  A highway patrolmen went down when it happened, but wasn’t badly hurt.  None of the players on the buses were injured.

The Denver Broncos and Carolina Panthers endured Super Bowl Opening Night as they fielded questions from the media throng before facing each other on Sunday in Santa Clara. Broncos quarterback Peyton was asked about his future plans and said he hadn't made up his mind about retirement and didn't see himself knowing that until after the season is over. Panthers linebacker Thomas Davis said he expects to play in the Super Bowl despite breaking an arm in the NFC championship game.

Red Wings

Defenseman Niklas Kronwall will be sidelined for at least two more weeks with a knee issue. The Red Wings have placed Kronwall on long-term injured reserve, which will keep him out of the lineup for at least 10 games. The Red Wings play at Tampa Bay on Wednesday night. The Wings and Lightning are tied for second, five points behind first-place Florida.

Lions Sign Tight Ends Coach

The Lions have hired Al Golden as the team's tight ends coach. Golden moves to the NFL after 23 years as a college coach. He was a head coach at Miami and Temple, and an assistant at Virginia, Penn State and Boston College.   After a shakeup last year, special teams assistant Devin Fitzsimmons took over as tight ends coach mid-season. He will return to his position in special teams for 2016.

Golf

Brandt Snedeker weathered the storm to win the Farmers Insurance Open by one stroke over K.J. Choi.

Tigers

17 Days until pitchers and catchers report to Lakeland. (Tue)

 

The Associated Press (AP) and Michigan Radio Network contributed to this report.