Sports: Van Gundy Wins #400
The Pistons beat the Atlanta Hawks 105-95 last night at the Palace of Auburn Hills. Andre Drummond poured in 22 points and pulled down 13 rebounds. Anthony Tolliver added 13 points and 10 boards. Tolliver made his eighth consecutive start in place of Greg Monroe, who is out with a right knee injury. Reggie Jackson chipped in with 12 points and 11 assists. The win was also Coach Stan Van Gundy's 400th Career victory. The Pistons have won 5 out of their last 6 and are four-and-a-half games out of the last playoff spot in the Eastern Conference with eight games left. They play in Charlotte tonight.
The Red Wings lost 2-1 in a shootout with the Ottawa Senators last night in Detroit. Gustav Nyquist's 25th goal of the season gave Detroit the early lead. ButOttawa's Clarke MacArthur tied the game late in the third period, blasting a shot past Wings goalie Petr Mrazek, who was screened on the play. Neither team was able to score in the overtime period.Ottawathen won the shootout 3-2. Red Wings forward Drew Miller suffered two deep lacerations around his right eye after being cut by a skate blade Tuesday, but he did not suffer any damage to the eye, the club said. Miller was cut at 1:04 of the first period, following a defensive-zone face-offs, when Mark Stone lost his balance and swung his skate in the air, catching Miller in the face. The Wings were without Pavel Datsyuk, Riley Sheahan, and Erik Cole due to injuries. The Wings have lost 10 of their last 14 and play the Boston Bruins on Thursday. Boston is just two points behind Detroit in the Atlantic Division standings.
The Pittsburgh Pirates knocked off the Detroit Tigers yesterday, 7-3, in exhibition baseball. In his last outing before the regular season begins, David Price was roughed up for seven runs in six innings of work. Price, the opening day starter next Monday, allowed eight hits, struck out five and walked none. He finished spring training with a 5.76 ERA.
The Tigers have just four more preseason games before the team heads north for Mondays season opener at Comerica Park. Today,Detroit travels to Kissimmee to take on the Houston Astros at 1:00 p.m.
The final spring game is Saturday in Tampa Bay. We’ll have it on WBCK at 12:30. The Tigers open the season on Monday againstMinnesota. Hear it Monday at 12:40 on WBCK.
KCC swept Kalamazoo Valley, 2-0 and 14-4. Garrett Soule went 3 for 3 and Kyle Mallwitz pitched a shutout in game 1. Matt Piersall pitched three shutout innings in the game two win. KCC is now 4-0 in the conference.
Miami rallied to beat Temple 60-57 to reach the NIT championship game. Stanford beat Old Dominion 67-60, so it’ll be Miami versus Stanford in Thursday's NIT title game.
Michigan State will play Duke in the national semifinals in Indianapolis on Saturday. Broadcast time is 4:30. Kentucky will play Wisconsin, with the national championship game next Monday.
The women's NCAA will have UConn, Notre Dame andMarylandall returning to the Final Four. South Carolinais making its first appearance.