The Detroit Pistons found out before their game in Toronto on Sunday that guard Brandon Jennings was out for the rest of the season with a tore left achilles, suffered Saturday in a loss at Milwaukee. Jennings will need surgery and should miss 7-12 months. Detroit lost in Toronto 114-110 on Sunday, despite getting 35 points from Jennings replacement, DJ Augustin. Greg
Milwaukee led by as many as 30 on Saturday night and cruised to a 101-86 win over the Pistons in Wisconsin. Brandon Jennings led the Pistons with 16 points, but left the game with a leg injury. The Pistons play Toronto on Sunday.
Michigan battled No. 6 Wisconsin into overtime on Saturday, before falling 69-64 to the Badgers. Derrick Walton had 17 and Zak Irvin 12 for the Wolverines. Michigan will host Nebraska on Tuesday.
Michigan State could not survive a bad first half and lost on the road at Nebraska on Saturday 79-77. Travis Trice scored 27 points to lead MSU, while Danzel Valentine added 21 points and 11 rebounds, and Brandon Dawson chipped in eight points and 18 boards. The Spartans are at Rutgers on Tuesday.
Detroit starters scored 98 points on Wednesday in a 128-118 win over the Orlando Magic at the Palace. Andre Drummond scored 26 points with 16 rebounds, while Brandon Jennings had 24 points and an NBA season best 21 assists, and Greg Monroe finished with 24 points and ten boards, all to pace the Pistons attack. Detroit plays at Milwaukee on Saturday.
Michigan State had five players with ten points or more and held off Penn State 66-60 on Wednesday night in East Lansing. Branden Dawson (12 points, ten rebounds) and Gavin Schilling (11 points, ten rebounds) both had double-doubles for the Spartans. DJ Newbill kept Penn State close with a game high 27 points. The Spartans play at Nebraska on Saturday.
The Detroit Red Wings blew a three goal lead in the third period, but recovered to beat the Minnesota Wild 5-4 in shootout on Tuesday night. Gustav Nyquist had a goal and an assist, while Henrik Zetterberg picked up three assists. Jonathon Ericsson, Xavier Ouellet, and Teemu Pulkkinen also scored for the Wings. Detroit is off until after the NHL All-Star Game this weekend, and
Michigan won on the road, knocking off Rutgers 54-50 on Tuesday night. Derrick Walton led a balanced attack with 12 points, while Aubrey Dawkins added 11 and Zak Irvin 10. Michigan is home on Saturday to face Wisconsin.
The Atlanta Hawks won their 13th game in a row and ended the Pistons seven game road winning streak on Monday, 93-82. Greg Monroe had 16 points and 20 rebounds to lead the Pistons, who return home on Wednesday to face Orlando at the Palace.
Down 3-0 after one period on Sunday night, the Detroit Red Wings came storming back for a 6-4 win over the Buffalo Sabres at Joe Louis Arena. Henrik Zetterberg had three goals and an assist in the come back, leading the Wings to their fourth straight win. Gustav Nyquist, Tomas Tatar, and Drew Miller also had goals. Thomas McCollum earned his first NHL win in goal. Detroit