Thursday Morning State Sports Summary
Thu, 24 Jan 2013 01:10:58 EST
---N-B-A---

The Detroit Pistons let a double-digit lead slip away and lost to the Chicago Bulls 85-82 last night in the windy city.
Brandon Knight led Detroit with 13 points, Kyle Singler contributed 12 and Tayshaun Prince and Rodney Stuckey each had 11. The Pistons continue their three-game road trip with a visit to the Heat in Miami tomorrow night.




(N-B-A Scoreboard)

Golden State Warriors 104, Oklahoma City Thunder 99
Atlanta Hawks 104, Charlotte Bobcats 92
Miami Heat 123, Toronto Raptors 116 (OT)
Denver Nuggets 105, Houston Rockets 95
Chicago Bulls 85, Detroit Pistons 82
Memphis Grizzlies 106, Los Angeles Lakers 93
Brooklyn Nets 91, Minnesota Timberwolves 83
San Antonio Spurs 106, New Orleans Hornets 102
Utah Jazz 92, Washington Wizards 88
Portland Trail Blazers 100, Indiana Pacers 80
Phoenix Suns 106, Sacramento Kings 96




---College Basketball---

Shayne Whittington scored 14 points as the Western Michigan Broncos took down the Eastern Michigan Eagles, 63-59, in a
Mid-American Conference tilt at University Arena last night.
Nate Hutcheson had 12 points, Darius Paul added 11 points and was a rebound shy of a double-double while Brandon Pokley chipped in 10 points for Western Michigan (11-7, 3-2 MAC) which extended its winning streak to three games.
Daylen Harrison scored a game-high 16 points, Glenn Bryant added 12 and Jamell Harris tacked on 10 more for Eastern Michigan (9-10, 2-3) which had won back-to-back games entering play.




Abdel Nader scored 23 points for the Northern Illinois Huskies who took a 74-61 Mid-American Conference win over
the Central Michigan Chippewas at the McGuirck Arena last night.
Nader was 8-of-12 from the field and 4-of-5 from 3-point range for the Huskies (4-13, 2-3 MAC), who ended a three-game losing streak.
Kyle Randall led the Chippewas (9-9, 2-3) in scoring with 12 points while recording seven turnovers as Central Michigan took its third loss in four games.




The 2nd-ranked Michigan Wolverines take to the court tonight when they host the Purdue Boilermakers. Game time at the Crisler Center is 7:00 p.m.
The 17-and-1 Wolverines are coming off last weeks road win over the Minnesota Golden Gophers to improve to 4-and-1 in the Big Ten.
Purdue is 10-and-8, and 3-and-2 in the league.




The No. 25 Miami Hurricanes went out and knocked off the nation's No. 1 team for the first time in school history with a 90-63 drubbing of top-ranked Duke at BankUnited Center.
Durand Scott scored 25 points and Kenny Kadji had 22 as Miami (14-3, 5-0 ACC), which had been 0-6 all-time against teams atop the polls, dominated the Blue Devils on both ends of the floor to record its sixth consecutive victory in surprisingly easy fashion.




(Top-25 College Basketball)

(25) Miami (FL) 90, (1) Duke 67
(7) Indiana 72, Penn State 49
(8) Florida 64, Georgia 47
La Salle 54, (9) Butler 53
Northwestern 55, (12) Minnesota 48
(15) New Mexico 66, Colorado State 61
(16) Oregon 68, Washington State 61
Drake 74, (17) Creighton 69
(20) Wichita State 62, Missouri State 52




---N-H-L---

The Detroit Red Wings will be without defenseman Ian White for a while.
He had surgery yesterday to repair a deep laceration in his leg.
White was cut just above the knee by the skate of Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard during Tuesday night's 2-1 loss to the Dallas Stars.
He is expected to miss two-to-three weeks.
The Wings just placed defenseman Carlo Colaiacovo on injured reserve with a shoulder injury, which could keep him out for several weeks.




(N-H-L Scoreboard)

Toronto Maple Leafs 5, Pittsburgh Penguins 3
New York Rangers 4, Boston Bruins 3 (OT)
Vancouver Canucks 3, Calgary Flames 2 (SO)
Phoenix Coyotes 5, Columbus Blue Jackets 1




---M-L-B---

The Detroit Tigers Winter Caravan rolls out today as coaches and players make their way around the state ahead of this weekend's TigerFest at Comerica Park.
Stops today include the US Army Garrison in Warren, Royal Oak Middle School and the Northern Michigan Regional Chamber Alliance in Cadillac.
Tomorrow, the caravan pulls into the North American International Auto Show, the DMC Children's Hospital of Michigan and Snowfest in Frankenmuth.




---College Football---

Notre Dame football star Manti Te'o (MAN-tye TAY-oh) is admitting he lied after learning that his online girlfriend wasn't real and that he was the victim of an elaborate hoax.
In an interview with ABC's Katie Couric, Te'o takes issue with any suggestion he was in on the prank.
Te'o insists he was duped into believing his online girlfriend, Lennay Kekua, died of leukemia last September.
The All-American linebacker discovered the hoax on December 6th, but stuck with the original story on national television two days later, asking "What would you do?"
Te'o and his parents took part in the exclusive interview which will be broadcast on ABC Thursday.




---Tennis---

Top-seed Victoria Azarenka is back in the Australian Open finals.
She is going up against Li Na of China, who defeated second-seeded Russian Maria Sharapova 6-2, 6-2 to move to her second Aussie Open final.
The world number-one took down American Sloane Stephens 6-1, 6-4. Azarenka is looking to become the first woman since Jennifer Capriati in 2001 and 2002 to win back-to-back titles in Melbourne.


On the men's side, top-seeded Novak Djokovic (JOKE-uh-vitch) is battling David Ferrer. The fourth-seeded Spaniard is tied one game apiece in the first set.
Djokovic has won the last two Aussie Opens and is looking to become the first man in the Open Era to win three straight. The winner gets second-seeded Roger Federer or third-seeded Andy Murray in the final.

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