Friday Morning State Sports Summary
Fri, 22 Mar 2013 01:57:39 EDT
---College Basketball---

Derrick Nix tallied 23 points and 15 rebounds to lead Michigan State to a 65-54 win over Valparaiso in the Midwest Region of the NCAA Tournament at the Palace of Auburn Hills.
Keith Appling added 15 points for the third-seeded Spartans, who built a 35-18 lead at the half and cruised from there.
Michigan State will play Memphis in Saturday's third round.
Ben Boggs had 15 points and Erik Buggs added 14 for the Crusaders. Valparaiso shot just 35-percent and finished its season 26-and-8.

After a tight first half, Michigan outscored South Dakota State by 11 in the second to pull out a 71-56 win in the second round of the NCAA Tournament last night.
Glenn Robinson the Third and Tim Hardaway Jr. each scored 21 points and combined to hit 8-of-10 from behind the arc.
Trey Burke had seven assists, but shot 2-of-12 from the floor for six points.
The fourth-seeded Wolverines advance to the third-round Saturday to take on VCU in Auburn Hills.
Jackrabbits star guard Nate Wolters struggled shooting 3-of-14 on his way to 10 points as SDSU finished the season 25-and-10.

The first day of the second round in the NCAA Tournament is in the books.
Pac-12 12-seeds reigned supreme as Oregon and California advanced to the third round. The Ducks dropped Oklahoma State and Cal defeated UNLV.
Top-seeds Louisville and Gonzaga took care of business despite a scare for the Bulldogs. Gonzaga escaped 16th-seeded Southern, 64-58.
Fourteenth-seeded Harvard won it's first-ever NCAA Tournament game with a 68-62 win over third-seeded New Mexico.
Fifth-seeded VCU and fourth-seeded Syracuse combined to defeat their opponents by 93 points as they move on to the third round.
Third-seeded Marquette rallied to down 14th-seeded Davidson 59-58 behind Vander Blue's late layup.
There are another 16 games on tap Friday as teams battle toward the Round of 32. Top-seeds Kansas and Indiana hit the hardwood against Western Kentucky and James Madison, respectively.

(NCAA Tournament)

(3) Marquette 59, (14) Davidson 58
(3) Michigan State 65, (14) Valparaiso 54
(6) Butler 68, (11) Bucknell 56
(9) Wichita State 73, (8) Pittsburgh 55
(4) Saint Louis 64, (13) New Mexico State 44
(6) Memphis 54, (11) Saint Mary's 52
(1) Gonzaga 64, (16) Southern 58
(12) Oregon 68, (5) Oklahoma State 55
(1) Louisville 79, (16) North Carolina AT&T 48
(4) Michigan 71, (13) South Dakota State 56
(6) Arizona 81, (11) Belmont 64
(12) California 64, (5) UNLV 61
(8) Colorado State 84, (9) Missouri 72
(5) VCU 88, (12) Akron 42
(14) Harvard 68, (3) New Mexico 62
(4) Syracuse 81, (13) Montana 34


The Detroit Pistons will look to end the Miami Heat's 25-game winning streak tonight when they travel to South Beach. Tip-off is set for 7:30 p.m.
Detroit will be looking to end a streak of their own, as they have lost eight-straight games coming into tonight's contest. They post a record of 23-and-46.
The Heat rallied from 27-points down to beat the Cavaliers 98-95 on Wednesday. Miami is 53-and-14 overall and has not lost since February 1st.
The 1971-72 Los Angeles Lakers hold the all-time mark of 33 victories in-a-row.

(N-B-A Scoreboard)

Denver Nuggets 101, Philadelphia 76ers 100
Portland Trail Blazers 99, Chicago Bulls 89
Sacramento Kings 101, Minnesota Timberwolves 98


The Detroit Red Wings open a four-game road trip in Anaheim tonight in the first of a two game set with the Ducks. The puck drops in California at 10:00 p.m.
Detroit saw their two game winning streak come to an end with a 4-2 loss to the Minnesota Wild on Wednesday.
Patrick Eaves is questionable tonight with an injury he suffered after getting hit in the jaw by a puck in practice earlier this week. The Wings and Ducks play again on Sunday before Detroit heads to Phoenix and San Jose.

(N-H-L Scoreboard)

New Jersey Devils 4, Carolina Hurricanes 1
Florida Panthers 3, New York Rangers 1
Buffalo Sabres 5, Toronto Maple Leafs 4 (SO)
Montreal Canadiens 5, New York Islanders 2
Boston Bruins 2, Ottawa Senators 1
Washington Capitals 4, Winnipeg Jets 0
Nashville Predators 5, Calgary Flames 3
Vancouver Canucks 2, Phoenix Coyotes 1
Dallas Stars 2, Los Angeles Kings 0


The Detroit Tigers lost to the Houston Astros 7-2 under the lights last night in Lakeland, Florida.
Starter Justin Verlander gave up four runs on six hits, including three home runs, while striking out five in five and two third innings.
Drew Smyly will take the mound this afternoon as Detroit continues Grapefruit League play on the road against the Washington Nationals.
First pitch is 1:05 p.m.

(M-L-B Spring Training)

Toronto 3, at Tampa Bay 1
St. Louis 3, at NY Mets 2
at Chicago White Sox 8, Milwaukee 3
Oakland 10, at Cincinnati 9
at LA Dodgers 5, Chicago Cubs 4
Cleveland 5, at Arizona 4
Houston 7, at Detroit 2
at Atlanta 4, Washington 3
at Boston 6, Philadelphia 1
Minnesota 6, at NY Yankees 1
at Texas 10, LA Angels 9
Chicago Cubs 7, at Seattle 4
Colorado 10, at San Francisco 4


Justin Rose carded a 7-under 65 on Thursday to grab a 2-stroke lead at the Arnold Palmer Invitational.
Rose, who most recently finished in a tie for eighth place at the WGC-Cadillac Championship two weeks ago, has finished
inside the top 20 of all five events he has started this year, including three top-10 finishes.
John Huh finished his first round at Bay Hill Club & Lodge with a 5-under 67 to sit alone in second place, while John Rollins and Brad Fritsch share third place at minus-4.
Defending champion Tiger Woods was a shot behind Rose following an eagle at the 16th, but then closed his round
with back-to-back bogeys to fall into a group of 10 players tied for fifth place at 3-under.

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