The battles continue in the Big Ten conference as teams jockey for position to try and get into the NCAA Tournament.  Eight teams have winning records, going into the final weekend of the regular season.

Minnesota beat Nebraska 88-73 last night.  They finish the regular season at Wisconsin on Sunday in a battle of 11-6 teams.

Iowa beat #22 Wisconsin, 59-57 last night. The Badgers are also 11-6, as is Maryland.

The 10-7 MSU Spartans head to Maryland on Saturday.

Hear the MSU-Maryland game at 1pm Saturday on 95.3 WBCK.

The 9-8 Michigan Wolverines will finish this weekend at Nebraska.

Purdue leads the Big Ten with a 13-4 record.  Northwestern is also in the mix at 10-7.

  1. Purdue                 13     4
  2. Minnesota            11      6
  3. Maryland              11     6
  4. Wisconsin            11     6
  5. Northwestern       10      7
  6. Michigan State     10      7
  7. Michigan                9      8
  8. Iowa                       9      8

Women’s Big Ten

Tori Jankoska scored 22 points and Taya Reimer had a double-double to lead No. 6 seed Michigan State to a 70-63 win over 11th-seeded Wisconsin in the second round of the Big Ten Tournament Thursday night.  Reimer finished with 12 points and 12 rebounds, Branndais Agee added 14.  MSU faces a rested No. 3 seed Michigan in the quarterfinals. The Spartans thrashed then No. 20 Wolverines in Ann Arbor, 86-68, on Feb. 19

In the MAC….

The WMU Broncos finish the regular season as the host CMU tonight.  The Broncos have won seven straight to move into a first place tie with Ball State in the Mid-American Conference West Division.

KCC Ends Season with a Win

KCC’s men’s team ended the season on a high note this week, with an 81-80 win over Lake Michigan Community College. Battle Creek Central grads Mohamed Albagami and Curtis Trigg led the Bruins with 24 and 18 points, as they finished the season at 7-21.

Red Wings

The Red Wings skate at Calgary tonight.

Pistons

The Pistons are off until Sunday, when they play in Toronto.  They are in Milwaukee on Monday, and then home for four straight.

Tigers

The Tigers lost 11-1 to the Pirates in Lakeland.  The Pirates scored 7 runs in the third off Justin Verlander and reliever Chad Bell.   They only managed six hits off Pirates’ pitching.  Today, the Tigers play the Rays at Port Charlotte.  They host the Yankees on Saturday and take on the Phillies on Sunday at Clearwater.  We’ll have the Sunday game on the radio…1pm on 95.3 WBCK.

Boy's High School Scores From Thursday

Pennfield 88, Eaton Rapids 82 (Pennfield 13-7)  Ronald Jamierson led Pennfield with 33.

Marshall 57, Charlotte 45 (Marshall 15-5).  Jeremy Luciani with 13 points and Jack Luciani had 11.

Pittsford 57, St. Philip 45 (St. Philip 11-9)

Bellevue 70, Tekonsha 28.  Carson Betz with 18.

Climax-Scotts 89, Litchfield 66.  Cole Eshuis with 28 points.

Union City 58, Athens 44.  Larson  Kever with 20 points, 10 rebounds.

Delton 69, Watervliet 54.  Cogan McCoy with 33.

Hackett 84, Galesburg-Augusta 31

Quincy 61, Homer 41

Boy’s District play starts on Monday.   WBCK will broadcast the Loy Norrix-Lakeview game at 5:45pm.   Next Wednesday, it’s a double-header as Marshall takes on the winner of the Harper Creek/Parchment game, followed by the Pennfield-Comstock game.

Girls Basketball - District Finals Friday Night

Class A @ Loy Norrix - Lakeview vs. Coldwater - 7pm

Class B @ Comstock - Harper Creek vs. Marshall - 7pm

Class B @ Jackson Northwest - Olivet vs. Eaton Rapids - 7pm

Class C @ Bronson - Bronson vs. Homer - 6pm

Class D @ Bellevue - St. Philip vs. Bellevue - 6:30pm

Class D @ Athens - Athens vs. Climax-Scotts - 7pm

 Meijer to Sponsor Old Tiger Stadium

Meijer has reached an agreement to sponsor the playing field at a new development at the former site of Tiger Stadium in Detroit.  Reports say Meijer is giving the Detroit Police Athletic League $750,000 for at least five years of naming rights for "Willie Horton Field of Dreams, presented by Meijer."  Construction started last year at the site, which is being redeveloped into a youth sports facility and Detroit Police Athletic League headquarters.