Michigan State bounced back from a weekend upset loss to Texas Southern, crushing the Citadel on Monday night 82-56. Denzel Valentine had 18 points and Gavin Schilling added 11 for the Spartans, who open play in the Big Ten next Tuesday at home against Maryland.
They got a point, but lost in shootout again. The Detroit Red Wings fell 2-1 to the Colorado Avalanche on Sunday at Joe Louis Arena. Pavel Datsyuk scored a third period power play goal for the Wings, just their second goal in 11 periods. The Wings are now (0-2-4) in their last six games and host the Buffalo Sabres on Tuesday in Detroit.
Despite 18 points and 20 rebounds from Andre Drummond, the Detroit Pistons lost in Brooklyn 110-105 to the Nets on Sunday. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope had 20 and Greg Monroe added 16 for the Pistons, who return home on Friday to face the Indiana Pacers.