Across the State….

Red Wings

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The Red Wings beat Colorado 3-0.  Petr Mrazek made 28 saves for his first shutout of the season and third of his career.  Mrazek is 8-2 filling in for the injured Jimmy Howard.  Howard is back skating with the team and could return as early as next week.  Justin Abdelkader scored a power play goal in the second period. Darren Helm and Luke Glendening both had empty-netters in the final two-plus minutes for Detroit. Red Wings C Pavel Datsyuk notched his 555th career assist. He moves into fourth place, passing Sergei Federov on the all-time Red Wings list.  The Wings have won 8 of their last 9 and continue their three-game road trip tomorrow in Arizona.

College Basketball

Michigan lost to Iowa 72-54. Iowa scored the final 12 points of the first half.  Aubrey Dawkins had 16 points for the Wolverines, who played without injured guards Caris LeVert and Derrick Walton.  Muhammad-Ali Abdur-Rahkman added 11.  Michigan is at Indiana on Sunday.

The Michigan Women’s team beat Michigan State 72-59 in East Lansing. Sophomore Aerial Powers tied the Michigan State record with her 19th double-double this season with 25 points and 15 rebounds.

Michigan State hosts Illinois this Saturday at the Breslin Center.  Broadcast time is 11am on WBCK.  I have two tickets to tomorrow’s game for caller #5 at 441-9595.

Michigan Football Signings

University of Houston quarterback John O'Korn posted on Twitter that he's transferring to Michigan. O'Korn will have to sit out next season due to NCAA rules and will have two seasons of eligibility remaining. O'Korn was the freshman of the year in the American Athletic Conference in 2013, but lost the starting job last season.

Additionally, Michigan reportedly is in good position to land Stanford graduate transfer cornerback Wayne Lyons.  Lyons had 30 tackles last season for the Cardinal, and 69 in 2013.

Pistons

The Pistons host the Denver Nuggets tonight.  Both teams are 19-and-31.

 

Martinez out for Knee Surgery

American League MVP runner-up Victor Martinez is going under the knife.  The Detroit Tigers say "V-Mart" tore the medial meniscus in his left knee during workouts last week and will have surgery. The injury typically requires a four-to-six week recovery period.  The 36-year-old designated hitter signed a four-year, 68-million-dollar contract this off season to remain with Detroit.  Martinez hit .335 with a career-high 32 home runs while driving in 103 runs last season. He finished second in league in Most Valuable Player voting behind Angels outfielder Mike Trout. "V-Mart" is entering his fourth season with the Tigers.

High School

Boys Basketball

Bronson 62, White Pigeon 61.

Girls Basketball

5th Ranked Pittsford 63, St. Philip 21.

Homer beat Athens 49-43.  Bailey Manis had 23.

Bellevue 49, Tekonsha 29. Bailey Whitcomb had 14.

Waldron 67, Colon 15

Friday, February 6th

Boys Basketball

Marshall at Pennfield  (Ma 6-5, P 9-5)  Broadcast time is 7:06 on WBCK.

Kalamazoo Central at Battle Creek Central  (BCC 7-6)

Lakeview at Mattawan  (L 1-10)

Charlotte at Harper Creek  (HC 11-1)

Pittsford at St. Philip  (St. P 8-4)

Homer at Athens  (Ho 8-4, At 3-7)

Tekonsha at Bellevue  (T 2-10, Be 8-4)

Adrian Lenawee Christian at Climax-Scotts  (C-S 11-2)

Constantine at Delton  (D 7-4)

Comstock at Galesburg-Augusta  (G-A 3-10)

Loy Norrix at Gull Lake  (GL 1-10)

Maple Valley at Leslie

Lansing Christian at Olivet  (O 6-5)

Quincy at Springport  (Q 10-0)

Union City at Reading  (UC 10-2)

Girls Basketball

Kalamazoo Central at Battle Creek Central  (BCC 4-9)

Lakeview at Mattawan  (L 6-6)

Charlotte at Harper Creek  (HC 7-6)

Marshall at Pennfield  (Ma 12-1, P 7-6)

Bronson at White Pigeon  (Br 9-2)

Constantine at Delton  (D 4-8)

Comstock at Galesburg-Augusta  (G-A 10-4)

Loy Norrix at Gull Lake  (GL 8-5)

Maple Valley at Leslie  (MV 2-11)
Lansing Christian at Olivet  (O 9-4)

Quincy at Springport  (Q 1-12)

West Michigan Wolves

The West Michigan Wolves Jr. Hockey team plays the Metro Jets on Saturday night in Waterford.

Tiger Out of a Big Tourney

Tiger Woods withdrew from the Farmers Insurance Open after 11 holes because of tightness in his lower back that he attributed to a fog delay. It's the latest setback for Woods, who has missed the cut three times, withdrawn twice and finished 69th in his last six tournaments. He was playing for the first time since firing a career-high 82 at the Phoenix Open.

Nicholas Thompson had an 8-under 64 on the North Course and had a one-shot lead over Michael Thompson when the first round of the Farmers Insurance Open was suspended by darkness.

Tigers Spring Training

Just 14 days until pitchers and catchers report for Spring Training in Lakeland.