MSU falls to 1-2 after 74-65 loss to Duke in Chicago – Wednesday Morning Sports Update


NCAAMBB – Men’s College Basketball
Last Night
(9) Duke 74, (18) Michigan State 65
(10) Florida Atlantic 100, Eastern Michigan 57
Northwestern 63, Western Michigan 59

(9) Duke 74, (18) MSU 65 – Foster, Filipowski lead way as No. 9 Duke beats No. 18 Michigan State 74-65
Caleb Foster scored 18 points, Kyle Filipowski added 15 and No. 9 Duke beat No. 18 Michigan State 74-65 in the Champions Classic. The Blue Devils withstood several pushes by the Spartans after grabbing an 11-point halftime lead. Foster, a freshman, scored all but two of his points in the second half. Filipowski had 10 points in the second half. Tyson Walker led Michigan State with 22 points, and Malik Hall scored 18. Duke improved to 2-1, bouncing back from a loss at home to Arizona. Michigan State fell to 1-2.

(10) FAU 100, EMU 57 – No. 10 FAU starts fast, rolls past Eastern Michigan 100-57 in home opener
Vladislav Goldin scored 19 points, Brandon Weatherspoon added 16 while not missing a shot, and No. 10 Florida Atlantic eased past Eastern Michigan 100-57. Giancarlo Rosado and Brenen Lorient each scored 13 for the Owls, who were playing for the first time with last season’s Final Four banner swaying over the court. FAU extended the nation’s second-longest home winning streak to 19 games. Tyson Acuff scored 20 and Legend Geeter added 13 for Eastern Michigan.

Northwestern 63, WMU 59 – Buie scores 21, Barnhizer adds 20 to help Northwestern beat WMU 63-59
Boo Buie scored 21 points, Brooks Barnhizer added 20 points, seven rebounds and three steals and Northwestern blew a 12-point second-half lead before the Wildcats beat Western Michigan 63-59. Buie made 7 of 14 from the field, including three 3-pointers, and finished with five assists, two steals and no turnovers in 39 minutes. JaVaughn Hannah hit a jumper, Brandon Muntu made a 3 and Titus Wright scored in the paint to cap a 7-1 for Western Michigan that made it 54-all with 4:18 to play. Seth Hubband led Western Michigan with 17 points on 7-of-21 shooting.

Central Michigan at South Florida, 7:00 p.m.

NCAAFB – College Football – Week 12
Last Night
Northern Illinois 24, Western Michigan 0
Eastern Michigan 30, Akron 27 – 2 OT

NIT 24, WMU 0 – Brown delivers 2TDs for Northern Illinois in a shut-out win over Western Michigan
Antario Brown ran for 159 yards and two touchdowns and Northern Illinois kept its post-season aspirations alive with a commanding 24-0 win over Western Michigan. Brown ran for a 1-yard score in the first quarter to end a 13-play, 83-yard drive that took 7:21. It didn’t take him nearly as long to get his second score when after a punt he ran for a 66-yard touchdown on the first play of the drive with 7:03 before halftime. Hayden Wolff threw for 182 yards for Western Michigan.

EMU 30, Akron 27 – 2 OT – Samson Evans accounts for 3 TDs to help Eastern Michigan beat Akron 30-27 in 2OT
Samson Evans accounted for three touchdowns to help Eastern Michigan beat Akron 30-27 in double-overtime. Evans opened the first overtime running up the middle for an 11-yard touchdown. Akron answered with Tahj Bullock’s 2-yard touchdown toss to Jake Newell followed by an Owen Wiley 36-yard field goal to begin the second OT. Austin Smith then sealed it for the Eagles with a 3-yard touchdown pass to Jere Getzinger. Evans finished with 71 yards rushing with a pair of 2-yard scoring runs in the second quarter for Eastern Michigan (5-6, 3-4 Mid-American Conference). Lorenzo Lingard and Bullock each had a TD run for Akron (2-9, 1-6).

Central Michigan at Ohio, 7:00 p.m.

NCAAFB – Georgia jumps to No. 1 in CFP rankings past Ohio State
Georgia has moved up to No. 1 in the College Football Playoff rankings, nudging past Ohio State, with third-place Michigan and fourth-place Florida State holding their spots in the top four. Georgia had maybe its most impressive performance of the season Saturday, beating Mississippi 52-17. It was the second straight week the Bulldogs defeated a ranked opponent, after downing Missouri the game before. Washington was fifth again, followed by Oregon, Texas and Alabama. Missouri at nine and Louisville were new to the top 10 this week.

NFL – John Harbaugh sticks up for his brother: ‘They don’t have anything of substance’
Baltimore Ravens coach John Harbaugh says he’s spoken to his brother, Jim, quite a bit, and he’s proud of how the Michigan coach has handled the sign-stealing scandal that put the program under investigation. John Harbaugh says Jim’s phones and computers have been looked at, and he’s “come through this thing with flying colors.” John Harbaugh says of the investigation into his brother: “I don’t know what they are trying to get, but they don’t have anything of substance.” The Big Ten Conference did acknowledge while suspending Jim Harbaugh last week that it hadn’t received any information indicating he was aware of the impermissible nature of the sign-stealing scheme. The league said the suspension was meant to punish the university, not Harbaugh.

NCAAWBB – Women’s College Basketball
Last Night
Michigan 80, Oakland 39
Central Michigan 80, Concordia-Ann Arbor 57
-Benton Harbor’s Desrae Kyles had 6 points

Northwestern at (16) Notre Dame, 7:00 p.m.

NBA – National Basketball Association
Last Night
Atlanta Hawks 126, Detroit Pistons 120
Indiana Pacers 132, Philadelphia 76ers 126

Hawks 126, Pistons 120 – Murray scores 32 points as the Hawks send Pistons to 9th straight loss 126-120
Dejounte Murray had 32 points and nine assists as the Atlanta Hawks extended Detroit’s losing streak to nine games with a 126-120 win over the Pistons in an In-Season Tournament game. The Hawks won their Eastern Conference Group A tourney opener, while the Pistons fell to 0-2. Saddiq Bey had 18 points against his former team and Bogdan Bogdanovic added 17 points. Trae Young missed the game after his wife gave birth to their second child on Monday. Marvin Bagley III led the Pistons with 22 points and 10 rebounds. Rookie Ausar Thompson added 21.

Pacers 132, Sixers 126 – Haliburton, Toppin lead the way as the Pacers snap 76ers’ 8-game win streak 132-126
Tyrese Haliburton had 33 points and 15 assists and Obi Toppin chipped in 27 points as the Indiana Pacers beat the 76ers 132-126 in an NBA In-Season Tournament game and snapped Philadelphia’s eight-game winning streak. The Pacers took the upper hand in the tourney’s East Group A standings, improving to 2-0 in pool play. The Sixers slipped to 1-1. Myles Turner added 17 points for the Pacers, whose bench outscored Philadelphia’s 33-6. Joel Embiid scored 39 points and De’Anthony Melton added 30 points. Tyrese Maxey was held to 27 points on 9-of-23 shooting after scoring a career-high 50 points against the Pacers on Sunday.

Orlando Magic at Chicago Bulls, 8:00 p.m.

NHL – Manslaughter arrest in death of hockey player whose neck was cut with skate blade
Police in England have arrested a man on suspicion of manslaughter in the death of American ice hockey player Adam Johnson whose neck was cut by a skate during a game. Johnson, 29, was playing for the Nottingham Panthers against the Sheffield Steelers in an Oct. 28 game when he was struck by an opponent’s skate blade. South Yorkshire Police did not name the suspect or provide his age. He was in police custody. The player whose skate cut Johnson’s neck was Matt Petgrave, 31, who plays for Sheffield. Johnson was a Minnesota native who had a brief NHL career with the Pittsburgh Penguins.

MHSAA – High School Sports
Last Night
Volleyball – State Quarterfinals
Division 1 at Ypsilanti Lincoln
Northville 3, Portage Northern 0                                 25-16, 25-16, 25-10

Division 2 at Charlotte
Grand Rapids Christian 3, Edwardsburg 0                      25-15, 25-23, 26-24

Division 3 at Kalamazoo Loy Norrix
Kalamazoo Christian 3, Pewamo-Westphalia 0                 25-13, 25-16, 25-23

Division 4 at Portage Central
Adrian Lenawee Christian 3, Our Lady of the Lake 0     25-22, 25-13, 25-15