Sports: Spartans Get Revenge Over Badgers
The eighth-ranked Michigan State Spartans beat the Wisconsin Badgers 69-57. Denzel Valentine led the Spartans with 24 points and 10 assists. Bryn Forbes added 17 points and Eron Harris had 10 points. Wisconsin is 8-5 in the Big Ten. The Spartans are 9-5.
Michigan State is off until Tuesday when they head to Ohio State.
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The WMU Broncos will host CMU in Kalamazoo on Saturday at 2pm.
EMU hosts Toledo on Saturday at noon.
Michigan is at Maryland on Sunday at 1pm.
The Red Wings lost 6-3 in Pittsburgh. Tomas Jurco, Dylan Larkin and Henrik Zetterberg scored for Detroit. Petr Mrazek was pulled in the third period after stopping 26 of the 31 shots he faced, while Jimmy Howard closed out the game with six saves. The Wings continue their four game road trip against the Senators in Ottawa Saturday.
The Pistons traded for 25 year old 7-foot power forward Donatas Motiejunas and small forward Marcus Thornton. Houston gets the top-eight-protected pick and center Joel Anthony. Motiejunas averaged a career-high 12.0 points last season, but hasn’t played much since a back injury sidelined him late in 2015. Thornton, 28, should give the Pistons some offensive help. Anthony, a 33-year-old backup center, has barely played for the Pistons this season.
The Pistons had already acquired Tobias Harris from the Magic for Ersan Ilyasova and Brandon Jennings. Harris practiced with the team yesterday and could make his Pistons debut tonight, as Detroit plays at Washington.
Bellevue 68, Colon 35.
Athens 53, Reading 34.
Jonesville 75, Union City 34.
Tekonsha 41, Litchfield 31.
Springport 44, Quincy 8.
Boys and Girls Basketball Tonight
St. Phillip is at Climax-Scotts tonight…..7:30 on WBCK.
Battle Creek Central at Mattawan
Loy Norrix at Lakeview
Harper Creek at Coldwater
Charlotte at Pennfield
Marshall at Jackson Northwest
Delton at Kalamazoo Hackett
Galesburg-Augusta at Gobles
Kalamazoo Central at Gull Lake
Homer at Concord
Leslie at Maple Valley
Perry at Olivet
In Boys only games….
Reading at Athens
Bellevue at Colon
Bronson at Centreville
Springport at Quincy
Litchfield at Tekonsha
Union City at Jonesville
Girls Basketball Games ….
Tekonsha at Calhoun Christian
The Lions are about to release linebacker Stephen Tulloch. The 31-year-old made the announcement and thanked the Ford family and fans on social media Thursday. Tulloch was a fourth round draft pick ten years ago by Tennessee, and played the last five seasons with Detroit. He appeared in 16 games last year, after playing in only three games in 2014 before tearing up his knee celebrating after a play.
The field for the Daytona 500 is set. Rookie Chase Elliott will start in the pole position.
in Sunday's season-opening NASCAR event.
The Tigers have signed former Mets closer Bobby Parnell to a Minor League deal. The 31-year-old righty underwent Tommy John surgery in 2014 but returned to make 30 appearances last season. The Tigers’ first spring workout is today and the first full-squad workout is Tuesday.