Thursday Morning State Sports Summary
Thu, 10 Jan 2013 01:25:28 EST
                       ---College Basketball---

Second-ranked Michigan matched its best start in school history with a 62-47 win
over Nebraska at the Crisler Center last night. Trey Burke led the Wolverines
with 18 points, Tim Hardaway Junior added 15 and Glen Robinson the Third
contributed 14. The win improves U of M's record to 16-and-0, the first time
the team has hit that mark since 1985-86.
Michigan will tip off against Ohio State Sunday in Columbus.   

Behind a career-high 31 points from Kyle Randall, the Central Michigan
Chippewas managed to hold off a late surge by
the Bowling Green Falcons to win, 73-67, in the Mid-American Conference opener
for both teams at McGuirk Arena last night.
Randall shot 8-of-11 from the field and a perfect 13-of-13 from the foul line
for CMU (8-6, 1-0 MAC), which has won two of three.
He also chipped in six rebounds, three assists, and two steals.

Chris Bond sank a pair of free throws with 0.6 seconds remaining on the clock to
lift the Ball State Cardinals to a 60-58 decision over the Eastern Michigan
Eagles in a Mid-American Conference thriller at the Convocation Center.
Derek Thompson paced Eastern Michigan (7-8, 0-1) with 16 points.
J.R. Sims netted 12 points for the Eagles as they suffered their third
consecutive loss and fell for the sixth time in their last seven outings.

Nick Harney led the way with 15 points as the Akron Zips completed a 65-43 rout
of the Western Michigan Broncos in the Mid-
American Conference opener for both sides at James A. Rhodes Arena.
Justin Richie paced WMU (8-6, 0-1) with 11 points, but none of his teammates
joined him in double-figures as it suffered its second consecutive loss.

The 22nd-ranked Michigan State Spartans hit the road tonight when they travel to
take on the Iowa Hawkeyes. Tip-off is set for 7:00 p.m.
M-S-U is coming off an 84-to-61 home win over Purdue to improve to 12-and-3, 1-1
in the Big Ten.
Iowa is winless in the league at 0-and-2, but are 11-and-4 overall.

    (Top-25 College Basketball)

(2) Michigan 62, Nebraska 47
(3) Louisville 73, Seton Hall 58
(6) Kansas 97, Iowa State 89 (OT)
(7) Syracuse 72, Providence 66
(8) Minnesota 84, (12) Illinois 67
(11) Florida 77, Georgia 44
(14) Butler 72, Saint Joseph's 66
(16) San Diego State 65, Fresno State 62
(20) North Carolina State 83, Georgia Tech 70
(23) Wichita State 82, Southern Illinois 76
(25) New Mexico 65, (24) UNLV 60

                      ---College Football---

Michigan offensive tackle Taylor Lewan will return for his senior year instead
of heading to the NFL.
Lewan said he was excited to return next season and that while he wants the
opportunity to get to the next level, he also wants to improve to become an
elite left tackle and graduate.
In 2012, he was Big Ten Rimington-Pace Offensive Lineman of the year and named
to the all conference first team.


For the first time since 1996, the Baseball Writers' Association of America will
not be electing anyone to the Hall of Fame.
None of the eligible candidates, including former Tigers Jack Morris and Alan
Trammell, received the required 75-percent of votes for election.
Morris received 67.7 percent, while Trammell received 33.6.
Former Astros infielder Craig Biggio (BEE-jee-oh) was the closest with
68-percent of the vote.
First-time eligibles Roger Clemens, Barry Bonds and Sammy Sosa fell short as
well. Clemens got 37.6-percent, Bonds 36.2-percent and Sosa just 12.5-percent.


The Collective Bargaining Agreement is apparently a done deal with NHL owners.
ESPN's Pierre LeBrun cites an unnamed member of the NHL Board of Governors as
saying the CBA has been ratified. The players are expected to vote on Thursday
and Friday.
NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly tells the "Canadian Press" that the
ratification process for the new collective bargaining agreement should be
completed by Saturday, with training camps opening the next day.
The shortened 48-game season is tentatively set to begin on January 19th.


Tony Parker scored 24 points on 10-of-16 shooting and the San Antonio Spurs held
off the Los Angeles Lakers, 108-105, on Wednesday.
Manu Ginobili had 19 points, including a key 3-pointer with 43 seconds
remaining, and pulled down eight rebounds for the Spurs, who bounced back from a
loss to the New Orleans Hornets on Monday.
Kobe Bryant ended with 27 points for the Lakers, who have lost five in a row.
The Pistons are back in action tomorrow night against the Milwaukee Bucks.

New York Knicks star forward Carmelo Anthony has been suspended for one game
without pay by the NBA for confronting Boston forward Kevin Garnett following
Monday's 102-96 Celtics' win at Madison Square Garden.
The incident occurred in the arena tunnel, near the players' locker rooms, and
in the parking garage. Anthony's suspension will be served Thursday, when the
Knicks play on the road against the Indiana Pacers.

                    (N-B-A Scoreboard)

San Antonio Spurs 108, Los Angeles Lakers 105
Cleveland Cavaliers 99, Atlanta Hawks 83
Toronto Raptors 90, Philadelphia 76ers 72
Utah Jazz 112, Charlotte Bobcats 102
Boston Celtics 87, Phoenix Suns 79
New Orleans Hornets 88, Houston Rockets 79
Milwaukee Bucks 104, Chicago Bulls 96
Oklahoma City Thunder 106, Minnesota Timberwolves 84
Denver Nuggets 108, Orlando Magic 105
Los Angeles Clippers 99, Dallas Mavericks 93
Memphis Grizzlies 94, Golden State Warriors 87

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