Sports: High School, College Tournaments on Tap
Michigan routed Nebraska 93-57 on Sunday night for the Cornhuskers' worst home loss in program history. They led by as many as 38 points and finish the season at 20-11, 10-8 in Big Ten play.
Derrick Walton Jr. scored 18 points and set a school record with 16 assists.
Zak Irvin added 15 points, Muhammad-Ali Abdur-Rahkman had 13, Moe Wagner had 11 and Duncan Robinson had 10.
No. 22 Wisconsin beat Minnesota 66-49 on Sunday and secures the second seed in the Big Ten Tournament.
Michigan plays Illinois on Thursday at noon. The winner plays top seeded Purdue at noon on Friday.
MSU plays the winner of Wednesday’s Nebraska/Penn State game on Thursday at 2:25pm. If the Spartans win that game, they’ll play 4th seeded Minnesota on Friday at 2:25pm. The finals are on Saturday afternoon. Selection Sunday for the NCAA tournament is the next day.
Women’s Big Ten
No. 4 Maryland beat Purdue 74-64 on Sunday night to win the Big Ten Tournament championship for the third straight season. Michigan State beat Michigan on Friday, but lost to Maryland on Saturday.
Boy’s District play starts on Monday.
Boys Basketball postseason starts tonight. St. Philip will host a Class D district with seven teams. The Lakeview Spartans host a district quarterfinal to open the week in Class A with the rest of the district action taking place in Coldwater, a district that also includes Battle Creek Central. WBCK will broadcast the Loy Norrix at Lakeview game tonight at 5:45pm.
Parchment hosts a Class B district. Harper Creek plays the hosts tonight, with Pennfield getting a bye.
Wednesday, it’s a double-header as Marshall takes on the winner of the Harper Creek/Parchment game, followed by the Pennfield-Comstock game.
Girls Basketball – Regional games on Tuesday
Class A Lakeview vs. East Lansing at Sturgis
Class B Marshall vs. Stevensville-Lakeshore at Three Rivers
Class C Bronson vs. Niles Brandywine at Homer
Class D St. Philip vs. Mendon at Vicksburg
Class D Athens vs. St. Joseph Michigan Lutheran at Vicksburg
Pennfield Wins State Bowling Title
Pennfield won the State Division 3 Boys Bowling Championship led by senior captain Max Jackson. The fifth-ranked Panthers beat top-ranked Corunna in the finals at M-66 Bowl by 183 pins.
The Pistons beat the Philadelphia 76ers 136-106 on Saturday. They play the Bulls tonight at the Palace of Auburn Hills. Detroit remains in 8th place in the NBA Eastern Conference, two games under .500.
The Red Wings finish a five game road trip with games in Toronto and Boston on Tuesday and Wednesday, and then play at home against the Blackhawks on Friday. Detroit lost two games over the weekend, losing 3-2 in Calgary on Friday and 4-3 late Saturday in Edmonton.
The Tigers lost to the Phillies 8-5 on Sunday at Clearwater. Daniel Norris was sharp in his second start of the spring. Justin Upton hit a home run. Relievers Mark Lowe and Bruce Rondon were hammered by Phillies’ hitters. Tigers’ starter Michael Fulmer was scratched from his next start after spraining an ankle during workouts. Detroit hosts Baltimore today in Lakeland.
Brad Keselowski was able to win yesterday's NASCAR race at Atlanta Motor Speedway, beating Kyle Larson by just over a half-second. Pole-sitter Kevin Harvick won the first two stages under NASCAR's new format and led 293 of the first 325 laps. But he was penalized one lap for going too fast on pit row during his final stop.