The Detroit Pistons losing streak has reached four games after a 99-89 loss in Atlanta on Friday night. Josh Smith led the Pistons with 16 points, while DJ Augustin added 14. The Pistons play in Milwaukee on Tuesday.
No. 24 Michigan State pounded visiting Loyola-Chicago 87-52 on Friday night in East Lansing. Five players scored in double figures led by Brandon Dawson and Marvin Clark, who had 15 each. Matt Costello and Travis Trice added 13 each, and Denzel Valentine had 12. The Spartans host Santa Clara on Monday.
The Detroit Red Wings came back from 2-0 and 3-2 deficits on Thursday night, to beat the Winnipeg Jets 4-3 in Manitoba. Tomas Tatar had two goals, including the game winner, while Justin Abdelkader picked up a goal and an assist. Johan Franzen also scored for the Wings, who wrap up a three game road trip on Saturday night with a game in Toronto.
No. 24 Michigan avoided a scare from Detroit on Thursday night with a 71-62 win. Michigan trailed at the half 28-27 and the game was tied at 52-52 with 5:33 to play, but the Wolverines went on a 16-1 run to pull away and seal their third straight victory. Caris LeVert had 21 points, while Zak Irvin scored 18 and Derrick Walton 16 for Michigan. The Titans were led by Juwon Howard
A late rally by the Detroit Pistons on Wednesday night fell a little short in an 88-86 loss to the Phoenix Suns. Brandon Jennings scored 19 points and Greg Monroe added 18 for the Pistons, who have lost three in a row. Detroit plays at Atlanta on Friday.
Tomas Tatar and Tomas Jurco each had a goal and an assist on Tuesday night, as the Detroit Red Wings ripped the Columbus Blue Jackets 5-0 in Ohio. Jimmy Howard made 28 saves for the shutout, while Darren Helm, Gustav Nyquist, and Riley Sheahan each added a goal. Brendan Smith had two assists. The Wings play in Winnipeg on Thursday.
No. 4 Duke defeated No. 19 Michigan State 81-71 in the Champions Classic on Tuesday night. The Spartans are (1-1) on the season, while Duke improved to (3-0). Branden Dawson had 18 points, Travis Trice 15, and Denzel Valentine added 13 for State.
Zak Irvin scored 24 points and Michigan ripped Bucknell 77-53 on Monday night in Ann Arbor. Max Bielfeldt had a career best 18 points and Derrick Walton chipped in with 15 for the Wolverines.
The Detroit Pistons got out scored 29-17 in the 4th quarter on Monday night and lost 107-93 to the Orlando Magic at the Palace. Caron Butler led Detroit with 20 points, while Brandon Jennings added 18.
Riley Sheahan had a goal, but the Detroit Red Wings lost at home 4-1 on Sunday night to the first place Montreal Canadiens. PK Subban scored the winning goal on a shot that bounced in off a Wings player. Detroit plays at Columbus on Tuesday.