Saturday Sports Briefs
Sat, 08 Dec 2012 03:19:35 EST

Joakim (joe-keem) Noah's 30 points and 23 rebounds led the Chicago Bulls to a 108-104 win over the Detroit Pistons last night at the Palace.
Carlos Boozer added 24 points with six boards and Luol Deng (loo-OLL dang) had 16 points and six assists in the win.    
Rodney Stuckey had 24 points and seven assists off the bench to lead Detroit. Brandon Knight added 21 points while Charlie Villanueva poured in 15 points for the Pistons. Detroit fell for the fourth time in five games.

                  (N-B-A SCOREBOARD)

Philadelphia 76ers 95, Boston Celtics 94
Denver Nuggets 92, Indiana Pacers 89
Atlanta Hawks 104, Washington Wizards 95
Golden State Warriors 109, Brooklyn Nets 102
Chicago Bulls 108, Detroit Pistons 104
Minnesota Timberwolves 91, Cleveland Cavaliers 73
Memphis Grizzlies 96, New Orleans Hornets 89
Milwaukee Bucks 108, Charlotte Bobcats 93
San Antonio Spurs 114, Houston Rockets 92
Utah Jazz 131, Toronto Raptors 99
Oklahoma City Thunder 114, Los Angeles Lakers 108
Sacramento Kings 91, Orlando Magic 82

                                ---College Basketball---

The Michigan Wolverines and Michigan State Spartans are both in action this afternoon in college basketball.
The 3rd-ranked Wolverines will play host to the Arkansas Razorbacks. Game time at the Crisler Center is 12:00 p.m.
U-of-M is 8-and-0 on the year, and is coming off Tuesday's win over Western Michigan.
The 19th-ranked Spartans will host Loyola of Illinois. Tip-off at the Breslin Center is 12:00 p.m.
M-S-U posts a record of 7-and-2, and is coming off a 76-to-44 win over Arkansas-Pine Bluff.


The Detroit Lions held a morning practice yesterday as they prep for Sunday night's game at Green Bay.
Defensive tackle Nick Fairley returned, while safety Louis Delmas and defensive tackle Corey Williams were sidelined with knee injuries.
At 4-and-8, Detroit is last in the NFC North. At 8-and-4, Green Bay is tops in the division.
The Green Bay Packers won't have wide receiver Jordy Nelson available this weekend. He's been ruled out for Sunday night's with a hamstring injury.

                             ---College Football---

The 78th Heisman Trophy will be handed out tonight in New York. Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel (man-ZELL), Kansas State quarterback Collin Klein and Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te'o (MAN-tye TAY-oh) are all up for the award.
Manziel is trying to become the first freshman to win the Heisman.
Klein, also a dual threat quarterback, has thrown for 2,490 yards, 15 TDs and seven picks while also running for 890 yards and 22 scores. He has the 11-and-1 Wildcats in the Fiesta Bowl against Oregon.
Te'o racked up 101 tackles and seven interceptions for the 12-and-0 and top-ranked Fighting Irish, who will play Alabama in the BCS National Championship Game.

Butch Jones is leaving Cincinnati to become the head football coach at Tennessee.
Jones resigned from his position at Cincinnati on Friday morning.
The 44-year-old Jones was the coach of the Bearcats for the past three years, recording a 23-14 record during that span. He guided Cincinnati to back-to-back conference championships in 2011 and 2012 and was named Big East Coach of the Year in 2011. Cincinnati named Steve Stripling interim head coach for the Belk Bowl.

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