NCAA Tournament

Michigan State beat Virginia 61-59.  State overcame a horrib

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to the regional finals for the eighth time since 1985 - all under coach Tom Izzo. Branden Dawson had 24 points and 10 rebounds  Adrien Payne added 16. The fourth-seeded Spartans will play Connecticut on Sunday with a Final Four berth at stake. Broadcast time tomorrow at 1pm on WBCK-FM

 

Michigan got by Tennessee last night, 73-71. Tennessee had a chance to pull it out at the buzzer but missed a desperation shot.  Jordan Morgan scored 15 points and Nik Stauskas had 14 including a key free throw.  Glenn Robinson the third added 13. Michigan plays Kentucky at  4:30pm Sunday on Sports 930 the Score.

 

Red Wings

The Red Wings play in Toronto tonight. The Wings, Caps and Blue Jackets all have 80 points in a logjam for the final two playoff spots in the East.  The Maple Leafs also have 80 points, but have two fewer games left on the schedule.

Pistons       

The Detroit Pistons lost to the Miami Heat 110-78 .  LeBron James had 17 points, 12 assists and 10 rebounds to help turn up the Heat on the Pistons. Greg Monroe and Will Bynum each had 12 points for the Pistons.  The team celebrated the 25th Anniversary of the 1989 NBA Championship as members of the “Bad Boys” including Isiah Thomas, John Salley, Bill Laimbeer Joe Dumars and Rick Mahorn were on hand.  Detroit heads to Philadelphia tonight, as the Sixers try to avoid breaking the all-time mark for consecutive losses.  They’ve dropped 26 in a row to tie the Cleveland Cavs’ record from 3 years ago.

Cabrera Signs 8-year extension

Detroit Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera has signed an 8-year contract extension worth $248 million dollars.  That’s about $45,000 for each at bat!

Tigers

The Tigers beat Tampa Bay 6-3.  Ian Kinsler, Victor Martinez and Austin Jackson each had two hits and Alex Avila hit his first homer of the spring. The Tigers got scoreless innings from Joba Chamberlain, Ian Krol, Al Alburquerque and Phil Coke looked good in his 1 2/3rd innings. Today is the final exhibition game is this afternoon as the Tigers play the Nationals in Washington DC (weather permitting.)  Broadcast time is 2pm on WBCK-FM.  The Tigers head North for Monday’s opener in Detroit.   Broadcast time Monday against the Royals is 12:40 on WBCK, with the Rush Limbaugh Show on line at wbckfm.com.  Former Tigers centerfielder Chet Lemon will throw out the first pitch on Monday.

NASCAR

The next  Sprint Cup race is Sunday at Martinsville Speedway for the STP 500.