Red Wings

The Red Wings beat the Pittsburgh at the Joe last night, in one of the most exciting hockey games of the season and beat the Penguins 5-4 in OT.  Daniel Alfredsson scored with just 0.4 seconds left in overtime.  Defenseman Kyle Quincy talked about the play. Alfredsson also scored in the first period. Gustav Nyquist, Tomas Tatar and Todd Bertuzzi added goals for Detroit.  The Wings killed a 5-minute power play to end regulation and start the overtime. Jimmy Howard made 39 saves in the win. The Wings, who are still in the hunt for a playoff spot, visit the Minnesota Wild in the first of a home-and-home series on Saturday.

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NCAA Tournament

Michigan State beat Delaware 93-78.   Adreian Payne posted a career-high 41 points on with 8 rebounds and a perfect 17-for-17 at the free throw line. Travis Trice scored 19 points off the Spartans' bench. Michigan State will play Harvard in Saturday's Round of 32.   Twelfth-seeded Harvard pulled the upset over Cincinnati.   Broadcast time is on 7:30 WBCK-FM.


Michigan beat Wofford 57-40.  Nik Stauskas scored 15 points to lead the Wolverines.  Jordan Morgan posted a double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds, while Glenn Robinson the Third added 14 points and seven boards. The Wolverines play seventh-seeded Texas in the Round of 32 on Saturday.  Broadcast time is 4:30 on Sports 930 the Score.

Western Michigan lost to Syracuse, 77-53.  The Broncos finish their season 23-and-10.

Dayton sent Ohio State home early with a 60-59 win.  Unheralded North Dakota State beat Oklahoma 80-75 in overtime.

Tigers

The Tigers lost to the Washington Nationals 8-1.   Max Scherzer struck out 8, but gave up five runs on 7 hits in 5 2/3’s.   Justin Verlander is on the mound today, as the Tigers visit the Atlanta Braves.

Iglesias Out Four to Six Months….at least

Shortstop Jose Iglesias will be re-evaluated by doctors in four months, after another doctor confirmed stress fractures in both legs. Iglesias could miss the entire season. The shortstop had issues with his shins last year, but tests did not reveal the fractures. Iglesias will only be able to work out in low-impact exercises, such as swimming and biking, with no running.  Team president and general manager Dave Dombrowski said he hasn't had any serious trade discussions.

Pistons

The Detroit Pistons will be in Phoenix to play against the Suns tonight.

Lewan Charged

One of the top offensive line prospects in the upcoming NFL Draft faces three misdemeanor assault charges. Former Michigan offensive tackle Taylor Lewan has been charged with one count of aggravated assault and two counts of assault and battery.

On December 1st, two Ohio State fans reported they were assaulted by Lewan in Ann Arbor. The incident was about eight hours after the Wolverines lost to the Buckeyes. No one was arrested at the time, but three weeks later police confirmed they were investigating whether the potential first-round pick had a role in the incident. Lewan says he did not assault the pair, and was only helping break up a fight.

Golf

Masters champion Adam Scott matched the course record with a 10-under 62 to build a three-shot lead after the first round of the Arnold Palmer Invitational.  Scott made five putts from about 20 feet or longer, two of them for eagle and one of them from off the green for birdie.