No. 22 Michigan State ended a two game losing streak with an 86-76 win over No. 24 Iowa on Thursday night. Five Spartans scored in double figures led by Travis Trice with 17. Adreian Payne had 14, Denzel Valentine 13, and Keith Appling and Gary Harris added 12 each. The Spartans close out the regular season at Ohio State on Sunday.
The Colorado Avalanche ruined an evening in which the Detroit Red Wings retired the number 5 of Nicklas Lidstrom, by beating the Wings in overtime 3-2 at Joe Louis Arena. Tomas Jurco and Niklas Kronwall scored goals for the Red Wings, who host New Jersey on Friday at the Joe.
The boy's high school playoffs have reached the district finals. 8 area teams will pair off in four district finals on Friday night. In Class B, Algonac will take on St. Clair at Marysville, while Yale will play Imlay City at Capac. The two district winners will advance to the regional at North Branch, however they can only face each other if they advance to the