Pistons

The Detroit Pistons beat Orlando 109-86.   Jodie Meeks was 9-of-11 from behind the three-point line and led Detroit with 34 points, Andre Drummond had 17 points and 22 rebounds, and D.J. Augustin scored 11 and had 10 assists. It was Detroit’s third straight win.   The Pistons wrap up a three-game road trip against the Knicks in New York on Friday.

Michigan Wins in OT

U of M beat Illinois 73-65 in overtime.  Aubrey Dawkins paced the Wolverines with 20 points, Caris LeVert had 19 and Ricky Doyle and Zak Irvin each scored 13. New football coach Jim Harbaugh addressed the crowd at halftime, before Michigan erased a 13-point deficit in the second half to force the game into overtime. U of M, 8-5 overall and 1-0 in conference play, will tip off against Purdue on the road Saturday.

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WMU Wins

WMU beat New Hampshire, 70-56.  Connar Tava scored 15 points, David Brown added 14,

MSU Loses in 2 OT’s

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The MSU Spartans lost to Maryland 68-66 in double overtime.  Travis Trice led all scorers with 26 points and was the only Spartans player in double-digits. Matt Costello, Branden Dawson and Bryn Forbes each ended the game with nine points. MSU, 9-5 overall and 0-1 in the Big Ten, hosts Indiana Monday in East Lansing.

Harbaugh is Michigan’s new coach

The Jim Harbaugh era is underway at the University of Michigan as he was formally introduced as the 20th head football coach in the school's history.  During a press conference yesterday Harbaugh, the sixth former Michigan player to lead the football program, said that he had dreamed of coaching at U of M throughout his life.  He reportedly signed a seven-year contract worth five-million-dollars annually along with incentives.  Harbaugh spent the last four years in the NFL as head coach of the San Francisco 49ers, leading the team to the NFC Championship Game in each of the first three seasons and to an appearance in Super Bowl 47.  Before his stint in the NFL, he was head coach at Stanford University for four years, with a 29-and-21 overall record and an Orange Bowl win in 2010.

Suh Will Play

Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh will be able to play in this weekend's wild card playoff game in Dallas after the NFL overturned his suspension. Suh was suspended Monday after he stepped twice on Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers during Detroit's loss in Green Bay on Sunday.  Yesterday, league appeals officer Ted Cottrell reversed the one-game suspension and instead gave the defensive tackle a 70-thousand-dollar fine for the incident.

Red Wings

The Detroit Red Wings are back on home ice tonight against the New Jersey Devils.

College Football

MSU takes on Baylor in the Cotton Bowl on New Years Day.  Broadcast time is 11am on WBCK.

Notre Dame pulled off a big upset as bowl season continued on Tuesday.  A 32-yard field goal as time expired gave the Irish a 31-28 win over 23rd-ranked LSU in the Music City Bowl.  13th-ranked Georgia beat number-21 Louisville 37-14 in the Belk Bowl.  Stanford beat Maryland 45-21 in the Foster Farms Bowl.

Three big bowl games are on tap on Wednesday. First, ninth-ranked Ole Miss will take on sixth-ranked TCU in the Peach Bowl at 12:30 p.m. Eastern. At 4:00 Eastern, 10th-ranked Arizona will battle 20th-ranked Boise State in the Fiesta Bowl. In Wednesday's nightcap, seventh-ranked Mississippi State will square off with 12th-ranked Georgia Tech in the Orange Bowl.