Tuesday Morning State Sports Summary
Tue, 19 Feb 2013 01:10:56 EST
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The fourth-ranked Michigan State Spartans will host the top-ranked Indiana
Hoosiers tonight at the Breslin Center. Tip-off is set for 7:00 p.m.
The Spartans are coming off Saturday's 73-to-64 win over Nebraska to improve to
22-and-4, 11-and-2 in the Big Ten.
The Hoosiers are ranked number-one in the Top-25 polls, and post a record of
23-and-3, 11-and-2 in the BigTen.
The winner will take control of first place in the league.

Michigan guard Trey Burke and Michigan State guard Gary Harris have earned
weekly honors from the Big Ten.
For the third time this season, Burke has been named Big Ten Player of the Week,
averaging 23.5 points, 2.5 rebounds and 4.5 assists in games against Michigan
State and Penn State.
Harris earned his third conference freshman of the week honor, averaging 15.5
points, 2.5 rebounds and two steals in wins over Michigan and Nebraska.

The Latest USA Today Men's Top-25 College Basketball Poll is out.
Indiana is ranked number-one after receiving 19 of 31 first-place votes.
Michigan State is up four spots to number-five.
Michigan dropped two spots to number-seven in the country.
They host Illinois on Sunday.

        (Top-25 College Basketball)

(13) Kansas State 71, West Virginia 61
(25) Notre Dame 51, (20) Pittsburgh 42


The Detroit Red Wings are on the road to take on the Predators in Nashville
tonight. The puck drops at 8:00 p.m.
Detroit has dropped its last three games, including Sunday's 3-2 loss in
Minnesota, to fall to 7-6-and-2.
Yesterday, the Wings recalled goalie Jonas Gustavsson from Grand Rapids and sent
down Petr Mrazek. Gustavsson is expected to backup Jimmy Howard tonight.

                     (N-H-L Scoreboard)

Ottawa Senators 2, New Jersey Devils 1 (SO)
Philadelphia Flyers 7, NY Islanders 0
Colorado Avalanche 6, Nashville Predators 5
Montreal Canadiens 3, Carolina Hurricanes 0
Toronto Maple Leafs 3, Florida Panthers 0
Phoenix Coyotes 4, Calgary Flames 0
Anaheim Ducks 3, Columbus Blue jackets 2


The Detroit Pistons start the second half of the season at home as they host the
Memphis Grizzlies tonight at The Palace. Game time is set for 7:30 p.m.
This is the Pistons first time facing the Grizzlies since trading Tayshaun
Prince to them last month.
Detroit began the All-Star break following a 96-85 win over Washington last
The Pistons are in fourth place in the Central Division at 21-and-33 on the

The Los Angeles Lakers are mourning the death of longtime owner Jerry Buss.
The 80-year-old passed away Monday morning after battling an undisclosed form of
Buss purchased the Lakers, NHL's Kings and The Forum in 1979 for nearly
68-million-dollars in what was the largest transaction in sports history at that
Under Buss, the Lakers won ten NBA championships with such stars as
Kareem-Abdul-Jabbar, Magic Johnson, Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O'Neal.
He helped create the Showtime era, putting an emphasis on entertainment with the
dancing Laker Girls and Hollywood celebrities sitting courtside.


The Detroit Tigers announced late Monday afternoon that they have agreed to
contract terms with seven players.
Those players are: right-handed pitchers Bruce Rondon and Luke Putkonen;
left-handed pitchers Duane Below, Darin Downs and Kyle Lobstein; catcher Ramon
Cabrera; and infielder/outfielder Jeff Kobernus.
Those seven players, as well as the remaining 14 unsigned players on the 40-man
roster, are under team control because they do not have enough service time to
be eligible for arbitration.

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