Sports: U of M Upsets Maryland
Michigan upset number-three Maryland 70-67 Tuesday night. Zak Irvin led the Wolverines with 22 points. U of M guard Caris LeVert was sidelined for his third straight game as he continues to deal with a lower leg injury. Duncan Robinson contributed 17 points and made five threes, and Derrick Walton junior had 12 points and 10 rebounds. It was a struggle for Maryland star guard Melo Trimble, who was held to two points and was 1-of-7 from the field. Michigan, 13-4 overall and 3-1 in the Big Ten, travels to Iowa Sunday.
Michigan State guard Denzel Valentine could be in the starting lineup tomorrow night when the fourth-ranked Spartans host number 16 Iowa at the Breslin Center. Valentine came off the bench in Sunday's win at Penn State after missing four games following minor knee surgery. MSU's only loss of the season came against Iowa late last month.
In the MAC…
Ball State beat Western Michigan 74-64 Tuesday night in Kalamazoo.
Central Michigan snapped Arkon's 10-game win streak with a 92-81 victory on Tuesday night.
Eastern Michigan beat Buffalo 81-69.
The Pistons lost to the Spurs Tuesday night 109-99. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope led Detroit with 25 points, Andre Drummond had 17 points and grabbed 10 rebounds, and Reggie Jackson added 10 points and had 11 assists. Tony Parker scored a season-high 31 points for the Spurs. The loss snaps a three-game winning streak. The Pistons tip off against the Grizzlies in Memphis tomorrow night.
Rams to move to LA
The Rams are moving to Los Angeles. NFL commissioner Roger Goodell announced Tuesday league owners have approved the Rams' return to LA. NFL owners voted 30-to-2 to move the organization from St. Louis to Inglewood at the Owner's Meetings in Houston, Texas. Goodell added that the Chargers have also been approved to join the Rams in LA. If the Bolts decide to stay in San Diego, the Raiders would then be allowed to move back to LA. The Chargers and Raiders can continue to negotiate with their current cities, and the NFL will contribute 100-million-dollars if either team builds a new stadium in their current markets. The Rams will play in a temporary stadium, possibly the Los Angeles Coliseum, until the new stadium is ready in 2019.
High School Basketball
Battle Creek Central hosts Benton Harbor tonight, weather permitting. The game was supposed to have been played last night, but was moved to tonight due to the weather. We’ll have it on WBCK tonight after 7pm.
High School Poll
The first AP High School Basketball rankings are out. In the boys poll, Climax-Scotts came in at No. 10 in Class D. In the girls poll, Marshall received honorable mention in Class B.
The Red Wings wrap up a six-game road trip Thursday at Arizona.
Bass Transfers to Grand Valley
Former Harper Creek football player Josh Bass says he is leaving WMU and starting classes this week at Grand Valley State University. Bass, who nearly died from a bacterial infection nearly two years ago, says he’s completely healthy now and will play on the offensive line for Grand Valley this fall. Bass spent last season on the sideline as a student coach at WMU.
Saturday the Patriots host the Chiefs, and the Packers are at Phoenix.
Sunday, the Seahawks are at Carolina and the Steelers go to Denver.
The winners will square off the following weekend for the right to go to the Super Bowl.