Sports: Wolverines, Broncos lose
Michigan lost at Wisconsin, 68-64. Bronson Koenig scored 16 points, 10 in a key run that turned the game around, and No. 17 Wisconsin survived a scare from Michigan on Tuesday night. Michigan (12-7, 2-4 Big Ten) seemed to have Wisconsin (15-3, 4-1) on the ropes at one point in the second half. Wisconsin's Ethan Happ went to the bench with his third foul early and could largely only watch as the Wolverines went on a 17-2 run that put them up 38-30. The Wolverines even hit 3s on consecutive possessions after Wisconsin tied the game at 43.
WMU lost at EMU, 86-80. Thomas Wilder led Western Michigan (6-11, 2-3) with 26. WMU hosts Kent State tonight. EMU is at Ball State.
Ball State pulled away in the second half for a 98-83 win over Central Michigan on Tuesday night. CMU hosts Miami of Ohio tonight.
Michigan State is off until Saturday when they play at Indiana.
Broadcast time is 3pm on WBCK.
High School Basketball
Parma Western 71, Harper Creek 70
Sturgis 54, Lakeview 41
Pennfield 51, Jackson Northwest 4. Ron Jamierson had 15.
Battle Creek Central 58, Loy Norrix 48. Juan Warren who had a double-double of 16 points and 10 boards.
St. Philip 72, North Adams-Jerome 66. Zach Nelson had 24.
Marshall 65, Hastings 53. Marcus Waters led the Redhawks with 21.
Athens 53, Reading 45. Daniel Jacobs had 21.
Union City 47, Springport 31. Elijah Harris had 15.
Homer 61, Jonesville 53
Delton 50, Martin 44
Three Rivers 64, Gull Lake 51
Jackson Northwest 44, Pennfield 39
Loy Norrix 50, Battle Creek Central 39
Harper Creek 48, Parma Western 39
Marshall 59, Hastings 31. Jill Konkle had 16. Nikki Tucker scored 15 with 12 rebounds.
Bronson 58, Quincy 45
Plainwell 51, Galesburg-Augusta 37
Friday on WBCK, we’ll have Marshall at Harper Creek.
The Red Wings host Boston tonight. Detroit is in danger of not making the playoffs for the first time since 1990, a streak that started when it could outspend the competition and might end because the salary cap may have caught up to the storied franchise. The Red Wings woke up Wednesday in seventh place in the eight-team Atlantic, but just six points away from the division's third guaranteed spot in the postseason with a little less than half of the regular season remaining.
The Pistons host the Atlanta Hawks tonight. The teams have split two meetings, with the Pistons winning 121-85 in Atlanta on Dec. 2. The Pistons are coming off win over the Lakers on Sunday. The Hawks beat the Knicks on Monday.
Paul Out for Clippers
The Los Angeles Clippers point guard Chris Paul is expected to miss six to eight weeks because of a torn ligament in his left thumb.
MSU Coach Merchant on Medical Leave
Michigan State women's basketball coach Suzy Merchant is taking an indefinite medical leave of absence. Merchant fainted during a game Jan. 1 and was later taken to a hospital for tests and kept overnight as a precaution. She felt similar symptoms Saturday following a game at Rutgers, and stayed in New Jersey for tests at a hospital. The 47-year-old Merchant is in her 10th season at Michigan State. She helped the Spartans win their first outright Big Ten title in 2011, and shared a conference championship in 2014.
The Green Bay Packers heads to the NFC championship next Sunday against Atlanta. The Pittsburgh Steelers play Sunday at New England.
Steelers Punish Brown for Live Streaming Coach
Steelers coach Mike Tomlin regrets the language he used to describe the New England Patriots in the locker room Sunday after beating Kansas City. But he's equally upset with wide receiver Antonio Brown for livestreaming Tomlin's postgame speech on social media. Tomlin called Brown's decision to stream more than 15 minutes of Pittsburgh's locker room after a playoff victory over Kansas City "foolish" and "selfish." The coach added the All-Pro wide receiver will be punished "swiftly" but added Brown will be available for Sunday's AFC championship game against the Patriots.
Giants Hall of Famer Willie McCovey has been pardoned by President Barack Obama on tax evasion charges. It was one of the president's 64 pardons granted Tuesday. The slugger was sentenced in June 1996 to two years of probation for evading taxes on baseball memorabilia.
TIGERS CARAVAN Highlights
Thursday, Jan. 21
* Tuskegee Airmen National Historical Museum, 4:50-5:30 p.m.
* The Henry Ford Museum, 5-6:15 p.m.
Friday, Jan. 22
* North American International Auto Show 2:45-3:45 p.m.
* Meijer, Grand Rapids, 10-11:30 a.m.
* Mitten Brewing Company, Grand Rapids, 12:30-12:45 p.m.