Sports: Michigan and Michigan State Make the NCAA Tourney
Michigan beat Wisconsin 71-56 to win the Big Ten Tournament. Derrick Walton Jr. scored 22 points; D.J. Wilson had 17 and Zak Irvin 15 while the trio helped the Wolverines shoot 56 percent from the field.
Wisconsin was held without a field goal for the first eight minutes of the second half. Michigan takes on Oklahoma State on Friday at 12:15pm in Indianapolis.
On Friday, MSU vs. Miami. 8pm Pregame (9:20pm tip-off) from the BOK Center in Tulsa. Hear the Tom Izzo Show following High School basketball tonight.
Northwestern has made the tournament for the first time ever. Action in the tournament begins Tuesday with opening-round games.
Defending champion Villanova was the tournament's top seed. Kansas is No. 1 in the Midwest. North Carolina has the top seed in the South, and Gonzaga heads the West Region. The Final Four starts April 1 in Phoenix.
WMU’s hockey team beat Omaha 2-1 on Sunday night to win the best of three series, two games to one. The Broncos got the game-winner from Michael Renbry, just 34 seconds into overtime. The Broncos lost on Friday, but came back with wins on Saturday and Sunday to advance. WMU heads to the Frozen Faceoff, taking on University of Minnesota Duluth on Friday.
The Red Wings lost to the Rangers 4-1.
Frans Nielsen scored for the Red Wings.
Ryan McDonagh scored twice and Kevin Hayes added a goal and an assist.
Jimmy Howard is expected to start in goal as the Red Wings play in Colorado on Wednesday.
The Pistons head to Cleveland on Tuesday night. Detroit is 7th in the Eastern Conference, with a 33-33 record. Cleveland is in first place, at 43-22.
The Tigers beat the Mets 4-3. Mike Pelfrey pitched well, getting the win with three perfect innings in relief. Michael Fulmer was back on the mound after an ankle injury and gave up two runs and three hits in two and a third innings. J.D. Martinez had two hits, including a double and a home run. Justin Upton had two hits.
The Tigers play Washington today at West Palm Beach.
The Detroit Lions have agreed to a deal with guard T.J. Lang. A tweet by his agent acknowledged the three-year deal. Lang is from the Detroit area and played in college at Eastern Michigan.
Detroit also signed tackle Rick Wagner last week and could have an upgraded offensive line next season even after the departures of Riley Reiff and Larry Warford.
Boys Basketball – Regional Semifinals
Class A -- Battle Creek Central vs. East Lansing @ Gull Lake - 6:45pm
Class B Harper Creek vs. Benton Harbor at Allegan.
Class B - Olivet vs Portland at Ionia.
Class C- Galesburg-Augusta vs. Muskegon Heights Academy at Belding
Class D- Bellevue will host Marcellus. Dream Academy takes on Marshall Academy
Regional Finals will be on Wednesday.
Girls Basketball – Regional Quartfinal game Tuesday at Otsego
Class B Marshall plays Grand Rapids Catholic in a re-match of a January 28th game that the Redhawks lost. If the Redhawks win this time, they’ll play the winner of Detroit Mumford and Detroit Country Day on Friday at the Breslin Center at 6pm. The state final is Saturday at 6pm.
Martin Truex Jr. passed Brad Keselowski with two laps to go and avoided a last-lap wreck that led to a pit-road brawl and left Kyle Busch bloodied in a wild finish to the NASCAR Cup race Sunday. An aggressive Joey Logano spun Busch down pit road at Las Vegas Motor Speedway and moments later they tangled before crew members pulled Busch away.
French driver Sebastien Bourdais pulled off a major upset Sunday by driving from last place to win the IndyCar season-opener at St. Petersburg.