Thursday Morning State Sports Summary
Thu, 07 Feb 2013 01:30:36 EST
Gary Harris tallied 15 points and four assists to help the 12-th-ranked Michigan State Partans sink number-18 Minnesota, 61-50 last night at the Breslin Center.
Keith Appling scored 14 points and four boards for the Spartans, who improved to 19-and-4 and 8-and-2 in the Big Ten.
Adrein Payne chipped in with 11 points and seven rebounds for the Spartans, who have won eight of nine since a New Year's Eve loss to these Golden Gophers in Minneapolis.
MSU is at Purdue on Saturday.
David Brown provided a huge lift off the bench with 22 points as the Western Michigan Broncos held off the Kent State
Golden Flashes for an 82-76 decision in a Mid-American Conference thriller at University Arena.
Shayne Whittington registered a double-double of 21 points and 13 boards for WMU (15-7, 7-2 MAC) as it picked up its seventh win in a row.
Nate Hutcheson chipped in 15 points for the Broncos.
(Top-25 College Basketball)
TCU 62, (5) Kansas 55
(7) Arizona 73, Stanford 66
(11) Louisville 68, Rutgers 48
(12) Michigan State 61, (18) Minnesota 50
(14) Butler 77, St. Bonaventure 58
(15) New Mexico 81, Air Force 58
Indiana State 76, (16) Creighton 57
Providence 54, (17) Cincinnati 50
(22) Oklahoma State 69, Baylor 67
(24) Marquette 70, South Florida 47
The Brooklyn Nets trailed by as many as 13 points in the second quarter but won a back-and-forth final quarter for a 93-90 win over the Detroit Pistons last night at the Palace.
Joe Johnson sank a pair of free throws in the final seconds and Brooklyn's defense forced an air-ball three-point try as time ran out.
Greg Monroe scored 23 points with 10 rebounds to lead Detroit. The Pistons dropped their third straight game to fall to 18-and-32. Detroit hosts the Spurs on Friday.
Boston 99, Toronto 95
Indiana 88, Philadelphia 69
Washington 106, New York 96
LA Clippers 86, Orlando 76
Cleveland 122, Charlotte 95
Atlanta 103, Memphis 92
Miami 114, Houston 108
Brooklyn 93, Detroit 90
New Orleans 93, Phoenix 84
Oklahoma City 119, Golden State 98
Dallas 105, Portland 99
San Antonio 104, Minnesota 94
Utah 100, Milwaukee 86
Both Michigan and Michigan State completed their signing day yesterday in college football.
Michigan is ranked as the fifth-best class according to Rivals.com, while Michigan State is number-38. The Wolverines welcome in 27 new recruits, while MSU added 18 players.
The University of Alabama is being declared the recruiting winner once again in college football. Rivals.com rates the Crimson Tide's 2013 class the best in the nation. It's the fifth time in six years Alabama has claimed the honor.
The son of Tigers outfielder Torii Hunter is heading to Notre Dame to play college football.
Wide receiver Torii Hunter Jr. signed a national letter of intent to play for the Fighting Irish. The younger Hunter is rated by Rivals.com as a four-star recruit.
He reportedly chose Notre Dame over Oklahoma, Stanford, Nebraska and West Virginia.
The Detroit Red Wings are on the road tonight when they face off with the Blues in St. Louis. Game time is 8:00 p.m.
The Red Wings have lost two in-a-row and three-of-five overall to sit at 4-4-and-1.
The Blues come in at 6-and-3 on the season.
Boston 2, Montreal 1 2
Anaheim 3, Colorado 0
Dallas 3, Edmonton 2 (OT)
The NFL career of Donald Driver is over.
The longtime Green Bay Packers wide receiver formally retired Wednesday after 14 seasons. The announcement came in front of adoring fans inside the Lambeau Field atrium after he revealed last week that he planned to call it a career.
The 38-year-old was limited to just eight receptions for 77 yards and two touchdowns in 13 games this past season. Driver is the Packers' all-time leader in catches, receiving yards and games played.
His 61 career touchdown receptions rank third in team history. Driver spent his entire NFL career with Green Bay.