The Pistons lost to Milwaukee by 25 points, 119-94 at the Palace of Auburn Hills on Wednesday.

Coach Stan Van Gundy said he was embarrassed, not byhis players, but himself for not getting it done.

Jabari Parker scored 31 points and Giannis Antetokuompo had 23 points and eight rebounds as Milwaukee beat Detroit. Greg Monroe added 14 points, six assists and five rebounds against his former team.  Tobias Harris had 23 points and 12 rebounds off the bench for Detroit, which has dropped six of seven. The Pistons ended a five-game losing streak Monday with a win over the Cleveland Cavaliers, who rested LeBron James, but weren't competitive against visiting Milwaukee.  The Bucks (15-15) are two games ahead of the Pistons (15-19) in the Eastern Conference playoff race.  The Pistons are on the road tomorrow to play in Atlanta.

Red Wings

The Red Wings are on the road tonight to play the Ottawa Senators.  The Wings are 15-15-4 and are in 8th place in the Atlantic.  Ottawa is 20-12-3 and in second place.   Jared Coreau, who grew up a half hour from Ottawa, could get the start in goal for the Red Wings. Detroit is home to host the Maple Leafs on Sunday at 3pm.

Bowl Games

Northwestern 31, Pittsburgh 24 in the Pinstripe Bowl.

Miami (Fla.) 31, West Virginia 14 in the Russell Athletic Bowl.

A late field goal gave Utah to its 14th victory in its past 15 bowl games, 26-24 over Indiana in the Foster Farms Bowl.

Kansas State beat Texas A&M 33-28 in the Texas Bowl on Wednesday night.

Bowl Game Schedule:

Birmingham Bowl, South Florida vs. South Carolina, Birmingham, Ala., 2 p.m. (ESPN)

Belk Bowl, Virginia Tech vs. Arkansas, Charlotte, 5:30 p.m. (ESPN)

Alamo Bowl, Oklahoma State vs. Colorado, San Antonio, 9 p.m. (ESPN)

Tomorrow, Florida State vs. Michigan in the Orange Bowl at 8 p.m….7pm on 104.9 The Edge.

Monday, WMU plays Wisconsin in the Cotton Bowl.

College Basketball

WMU’s Men’s team hosts Alabama A&M tonight.   EMU hosts Long Beach State.

9-5 MSU hosts Northwestern on Friday night.  The Wildcats are 12-2 and third in the Big Ten.  5pm on WBCK.

Women’s Basketball

Michigan 63, Rutgers 50.

CMU lost to Middle Tennessee State, 79-69.


The Lions play Green Bay on Sunday night in Detroit in a battle of 9-6 teams.  The winner heads to the playoffs as the first place NFC North Division team.  The loser may or may not get into the playoffs as a wild-card team.  The Giants will be one Wild Card team.  The other could be the loser of the Detroit-Packer game, or Washington, or possibly Tampa Bay.

Detroit Lions cornerback Darius Slay was on the practice field Wednesday after missing Monday night's game at Dallas with a hamstring injury.  Slay was listed as limited at practice, and so was center Travis Swanson. Swanson hasn't played since Dec. 4 at New Orleans due to a concussion.  Slay was in the locker room after practice, but would not talk about his status.

The Lions announced Wednesday they have signed cornerback Crezdon Butler and put defensive tackle Stefan Charles on injured reserve.

The NFL has moved the game from Sunday afternoon to Sunday night.  Broadcast time is 7:30 Sunday night on WBCK.


Area wrestlers competed at the Battle Creek Central Field House at Wednesday’s 2016 Bill Evans All-City Wrestling Tournament.   Central, Lakeview, Harper Creek and Pennfield all were there, and for the ninth straight year, Lakeview wins it.  Lakeview battled  Harper Creek to win 38-27, and then breezed to wins over Pennfield and Battle Creek Central.  Harper Creek was second in the Tournament.  Battle Creek Central beat Pennfield to finish third.

Here are the top finishers in Wednesday’s 2016 Bill Evans All-City Wrestling Tournament:

103lbs- Jacob White, Lakeview

112lbs- Terry Vette, Harper Creek

119lbs- Augustine Van Lian Uk, Lakeview

125lbs- Patrick Thang, Lakeview

130lbs- Ethan Bishop, Harper Creek

135lbs- Chase Seeley, Lakeview

140lbs- Josh Wright, Lakeview

145lbs- Brenner Beck, Harper Creek

152lbs- Mason Evans, Lakeview

160lbs- Dillon Striplin, Pennfield

171lbs- Stephon Moody, Lakeview

189lbs- Zach Johnson, Lakeview

215lbs- Hunter Kolassa, Harper Creek

285lbs- Ethan Kopp, Harper Creek