Sports: Pistons win in Brooklyn
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 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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
Brandt Snedeker weathered the storm to win the Farmers Insurance Open by one stroke over K.J. Choi.
17 Days until pitchers and catchers report to Lakeland. (Tue)
The Associated Press (AP) and Michigan Radio Network contributed to this report.