Sports: Wolverine Men win 3rd straight; Beat Wisconsin 64-58
Michigan beat No. 11 Wisconsin 64-58 on Thursday night.
Moe Wagner scored 21 points and Zak Irvin broke out of a slump with 18.
The Wolverines (17-9, 7-6 Big Ten) have won three straight to boost their chances at making the NCAA Tournament.
The Badgers (21-5, 10-3) have lost consecutive games for the first time this season, dropping them into a three-way tie atop the Big Ten standings with No. 16 Purdue and No. 23 Maryland with five games remaining in the regular season.
Top-ranked Gonzaga remains the only unbeaten team in Division I men's basketball, improving to 27-0 by trouncing San Francisco, 96-61.
MSU has won four of five to move to 16-10, 8-5 Big Ten. MSU is at Purdue this Saturday….3pm on 95.3 WBCK.
KCC is at Jackson on Saturday.
Indiana beat #20 Michigan 72-61 Thursday. Michigan won the opening tip but little else as Indiana ended the first quarter on a 13-0 run and led by 18 at the half.
The Wolverines (21-6, 10-3), ranked first nationally in 3-point shooting percentage, shot just 21 percent.
The Pistons have a week off, and hosts the Charlotte Hornets next Thursday. The NBA All-Star game is Sunday. No Pistons are on the team. Warriors coach Steve Kerr submitted his vote for the All-Star reserves on Sunday, but he wasn’t pleased about how some players addressed the voting. “I am very disappointed in the players. They’ve asked for a vote and a lot of them just made a mockery of it. I don’t know what the point is.” The full player voting results revealed that almost 100 players likely voted for themselves, receiving a single vote. Ben Simmons, who hasn’t played yet, received three votes. Stephen Curry also would not have been a starter if the players had the only vote. He finished third in the player vote behind James Harden and Russell Westbrook.
Cubs Trophy in Kalamazoo
The Chicago Cubs will continue their Trophy Tour, to celebrate the team’s championship, with stops in Southwest Michigan next week as the franchise will allow fans to take photos with the World Series Trophy. On Monday, the Chicago Cubs Trophy Tour will make a visit to Kalamazoo as it will be at Cityscape Events at 125 S. Kalamazoo Mall from 1-2:30 p.m. The first 500 fans will receive a wristband to ensure their ability to see the trophy. Additional fans will be accommodated if time permits.
The Red Wings have dropped five straight games and host the Capitals on Saturday afternoon.
MSU Arrest Warrants Requested
Prosecutors say they've received warrant requests from police at Michigan State University in a sexual assault investigation that has led to the suspension of three football players from team activities. The Ingham County prosecutor's office says it expects police at the East Lansing school to provide more evidence in the case. Prosecutors anticipate making a decision on charges "in the short-term future."
Names of the players haven't been released. The school disclosed the case last week, saying that as part of the criminal investigation detectives were interviewing members of the coaching staff and other relevant people following a complaint made in January. The players also were removed from on-campus housing. A staff member associated with the football program also was suspended.
Judge to Decide on Nassar Trial
A judge must decide whether there's enough evidence to send a Michigan sports doctor to trial on sexual assault charges. Doctor Larry Nassar will appear in a Lansing-area court on Friday. He's accused of assaulting a girl from the age of 6 until the girl was 12 at his home in Holt, Michigan. He's pleaded not guilty.
The allegations don't involve an athlete. But Nassar is being sued by dozens of women and girls who say they were assaulted while getting treatment for sports injuries over a roughly 20-year period. Police are investigating.
Separately, he's charged in federal court with possessing child pornography.
Michigan State University women's gymnastics coach Kathie Klages suddenly quit Wednesday, a day after she was suspended for defending Nassar to her team.
6 days until the first Tiger spring training game in Lakeland Florida.
The first full workout is Saturday.
Here’s the schedule for the rest of the spring:
Feb. 23: Exhibition game vs. Florida Southern at Lakeland, 1:05 p.m.
Feb. 24: Grapefruit League opener vs. Orioles at Lakeland, 1:05 p.m.
Feb. 26: First road game vs. Mets at Port St. Lucie, Fla., 1:10 p.m.
March 6: First game of World Baseball Classic
March 20-22: WBC Finals at Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles
April 1: Final Grapefruit League game vs. Marlins at Jupiter, Fla., 12:05 p.m.
April 3: Opening Day vs. Chicago White Sox at Guaranteed Rate Field, 5:10 p.m.
April 7: Home opener at Comerica Park vs. Red Sox, 1:10 p.m.
St. Philip plays at Climax-Scotts, on WBCK tonight after the 7 O’Clock news.
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