Wednesday Morning State Sports
Wed, 20 Feb 2013 01:12:51 EST
                ---COLLEGE BASKETBALL---

Victor Oladipo had 19 points and nine rebounds as top-ranked Indiana held off
number-four Michigan State, 72-68 last night in East Lansing.
Cody Zeller added 17 points with five boards for the Hoosiers, who won their
fourth straight to improve to 24-and-3 with a 12-and-2 Big Ten record.
Indiana's win snapped a 17-game losing streak at Michigan State, marking the
Hoosiers first win in East Lansing since 1991.
Freshman guard Gary Harris had 19 points to lead the way for the Spartans.
Adreian Payne scored 17 points with seven rebounds for MSU, which fell to
22-and-5 with an 11-and-3 conference mark.

      (Top-25 College Basketball)

(1) Indiana 72, (4) Michigan State 68
(2) Miami-Florida 54, Virginia 50
Missouri 63, (5) Florida 60
(15) Butler 68, Duquesne 49
(17) Marquette 67, Seton Hall 46
Saint Louis 76, (24) VCU 62


The Detroit Red Wings lost to the Predators 4-3 in overtime last night in
Shea Weber scored just 44 seconds into OT to extend Detroit's winless streak to
four games.
Danny Cleary, Jordin Tootoo and Pavel Datsyuk scored for the Wings.
Jonas Gustavsson took the loss after giving up two goals on 18 shots in relief
of Jimmy Howard, who left in the first period with an upper body injury after
surrendering two goals on seven shots.
The Red Wings host the Columbus Blue Jackets tomorrow night at Joe Louis Arena.

The Chicago Blackhawks blew a two-goal lead late in regulation, but won the game
in a shootout and matched an NHL record on Tuesday in a 4-3 win over the
Vancouver Canucks.
Chicago is now 13-0-3 on the season and have tied the 2006-07 Anaheim Ducks'
record of consecutive games with recording at least one point to start the
The team will have a chance to set the record on Friday when it hosts San Jose.

                     (N-H-L Scoreboard)

Chicago Blackhawks 4, Vancouver Canucks 3 (SO)
Winnipeg Jets 2, Buffalo Sabres 1
Montreal Canadiens 3, New York Rangers 1
Ottawa Senators 3, New York Islanders 1
Tampa Bay Lightning 4, Toronto Maple Leafs 2
San Jose Sharks 2, St. Louis Blues 1
Nashville Predators 4, Detroit Red Wings 3 (OT)
Los Angeles Kings 3, Edmonton Oilers 1


The Detroit Pistons lost to the Memphis Grizzlies 105-91 last night at The
Brandon Knight and Jonas Jerebko each scored 13 points for Detroit and Jose
Calderon contributed 10.
Former Pistons Tayshaun Prince and Austin Daye made their first trip back to
Auburn Hills since they were traded to Memphis in a three-team deal last month.
The Pistons are in Charlotte to tip off against the Bobcats tonight. Game time
is 7:00 p.m.

                       (N-B-A Scoreboard)

Brooklyn Nets 113, Milwaukee Bucks 111 (OT)
Charlotte Bobcats 105, Orlando Magic 92
Toronto Raptors 96, Washington Wizards 88
Memphis Grizzlies 105, Detroit Pistons 91
Chicago Bulls 96, New Orleans Hornets 87
Denver Nuggets 97, Boston Celtics 90
Utah Jazz 115, Golden State Warriors 101
Phoenix Suns 102, Portland Trail Blazers 98
San Antonio Spurs 108, Sacramento Kings 102


Detroit Tigers outfielder Brennan Boesch missed his third consecutive day Spring
Training yesterday as he recovers from a right oblique injury.
Tigers manager Jim Leyland said that the training staff feels good about how
Boesch is progressing but that he likely will not play this weekend when the
Tigers open Grapefruit League play.
The Tigers play Friday against the Braves in Kissimmee before playing home games
Saturday and Sunday at Joker Marchant Stadium in Lakeland.


South African Olympic runner and Paralympic gold medalist Oscar Pistorius is
back in court, where his attorney is arguing for bail.
Pistorius is charged with premeditated murder in the Valentine's Day shooting
death of his girlfriend, model Reeva Steenkamp. Pistorius says he mistakenly
shot Steenkamp through a closed bathroom door because he thought an intruder was
hiding there. The double-amputee has been a national hero in South Africa and
he made headlines around the globe when he competed against able-bodied athletes
at the Oympics in London last summer.

The United States Olympic Committee on Tuesday sent a letter to mayors of 35
U.S. cities to gauge interest in hosting the 2024 Summer Games.
Letters went out to the 25 largest cities in the country as well as 10 others
that previously expressed interest.
Previous hosts Los Angeles, Atlanta and St. Louis are among the invites.
Atlanta was the last U.S. city to host the Summer Games in 1996 while Salt Lake
City held the 2002 Winter Games.
A host city must offer 45-thousand hotel rooms and an Olympic Village that
sleeps nearly 17-thousand. The USOC has another two-and-a-half years to decide
whether or not to submit an official bid for the 2024 Games.

                                ---College Football---

The University of Miami has been accused of a "lack of institutional control"
violation by the NCAA.
The "Miami Herald" reports that the athletic department received the notice of
allegations on Tuesday night.
Miami president Donna Shalala released a statement saying the school deeply
regrets any violations, but added that they have suffered enough.
The school self imposed a two-year bowl ban for the football team and gave up
the chance to play in the ACC Championship Game.
Miami also withheld student-athletes from competition. The school now awaits
penalties from the NCAA. The investigation began in August 2011.

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