Tuesday Morning Sports Recap

COLLEGE FOOTBALL
First Responder Bowl
Western Kentucky 23, Western Michigan 20
Cory Munson’s 52-yard field goal with no time remaining, after a rules review, gave Western Kentucky a 23-20 victory over Western Michigan in the First Responder Bowl in Dallas. Munson was awarded the final play after a five-yard defensive substitution penalty against Western Michigan for having 12 players on the field as it switched between its field goal unit and regular defense. Munson had kicked two other field goals and missed one. For the Broncos, Jon Wassink threw for 193 yards and a touchdown. Kareem Ali also had an 88 yard interception return for a touchdown.

RedBox Bowl
California 35, Illinois 20

Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl
Louisville 38, Miss. State 28

Capital One Orange Bowl
Florida 36, Virginia 28

 

Today…
Belk Bowl (on 106.1 & 1400 WSJM Sports)
-Virginia Tech vs. Kentucky, Noon

Tony The Tiger Sun Bowl
Florida State vs. Arizona State, 2:00

AutoZone Liberty Bowl (on 106.1 & 1400 WSJM Sports)
#23 Navy vs. Kansas State, 3:45

Nova Home Loans Arizona Bowl
Wyoming vs. Georgia State, 4:30

Valero Alamo Bowl (on 106.1 & 1400 WSJM Sports)
#11 Utah vs. Texas, 7:30

 

Off the field…
Notre Dame quarterback Ian Book announced on his social media accounts that he plans to return to the Irish for the 2020 season. Book passed for 247 yards and a touchdown in a Camping World Bowl win over Iowa State. He has a redshirt season remaining after sitting out his 2016 freshman year. Notre Dame running back Tony Jones Jr. is yet to announce whether he’ll be back next season. Jones was Notre Dame’s leading rusher this season. Underclassmen have until Jan. 17 to declare for the draft, with a 72-hour period to reconsider that starts Jan. 20.

 

NBA
Milwaukee 123, Chicago 102
Giannis Antetokounmpo had 23 points and 10 rebounds after missing two games with a sore back, and the Milwaukee Bucks pulled away in the second half for a 123-102 victory over the Bulls. Antetokounmpo, the NBA’s second-leading scorer with an average of 30.5 points per game entering this one, played only 27 minutes and sat out the final 5 1/2 because of the lopsided score. The Bucks led by just three at the half. Khris Middleton scored 25 points as Milwaukee improved to a league-best 30-5. Zach LaVine scored 19 points in the loss for the Bulls

Utah 104, Detroit 81
Donovan Mitchell scored 23 points and Jordan Clarkson added 20 to lead the Utah Jazz over the Detroit Pistons 104-81. Rudy Gobert added 13 points and 19 rebounds for the Jazz, and Bojan Bogdanovic scored 17. Utah won for the eighth time in nine games. Derrick Rose had 20 points to lead the Pistons, and Andre Drummond added 15 points and 13 rebounds. Detroit has dropped seven straight games against Utah.

Elsewhere…
The Pacers were off
Atlanta 101, Orlando 93
Washington 123, Miami 105
Minnesota 122, Brooklyn 115 OT
Phoenix 122, Portland 116

Today…
Philadelphia at Indiana, 3:00
The Bulls and Pistons are off

 

NHL
The Blackhawks and Red Wings were off
Pittsburgh 5, Ottawa 2

Tonight…
San Jose at Detroit, 7:30
Chicago at Calgary, 9:00

 

COLLEGE BASKETBALL
Men’s basketball from Monday…
Eastern Michigan 88, Concordia 53

Women’s basketball from Monday…
Western Michigan 70, Loyola Chicago 60
Central Florida 64, Central Michigan 58

Women’s basketball today…
Nebraska at Michigan State, 1:00
Penn State at Michigan, 2:00

This week’s Associated Press men’s college basketball poll. First-place votes in parentheses, records through Dec. 29
1. Gonzaga (63) 13-1
2. Duke (1) 11-1
3. Kansas (1) 10-2
4. Oregon 11-2
5. Ohio St. 11-2
6. Baylor 9-1
7. Louisville 11-2
8. Auburn 12-0
9. Memphis 11-1
10. Villanova 9-2
11. Butler 12-1
12. Michigan 10-3
13. San Diego St. 13-0
14. Michigan St. 10-3
15. Maryland 11-2
16. West Virginia 11-1
17. Kentucky 9-3
18. Florida St. 11-2
19. Virginia 10-2
20. Dayton 10-2
21. Penn St. 11-2
22. Texas Tech 9-3
23. Iowa 10-3
24. Wichita St. 11-1
25. Arizona 10-3
Others receiving votes: Colorado, Xavier, DePaul, Washington, N. Iowa, Utah St., Saint Mary’s (Cal.), Marquette, Arkansas, Purdue, Georgetown, Creighton, Indiana, Houston, St. John’s, Virginia Tech, ETSU, Seton Hall, BYU, Stanford, Yale, Florida

This week’s Associated Press women’s college basketball poll. First-place votes in parentheses, records through Dec. 29
1. UConn (19) 10-0
2. Oregon (5) 10-1
3. Oregon St. (5) 12-0
4. South Carolina (1) 12-1
5. Stanford 11-1
6. Baylor 9-1
7. Louisville 12-1
8. Florida St. 13-0
9. NC State 12-0
10. UCLA 12-0
11. Texas A&M 12-1
12. Maryland 10-2
13. Kentucky 11-1
14. Indiana 11-2
15. Mississippi St. 12-2
16. DePaul 11-2
17. Gonzaga 12-1
18. Arizona 12-0
19. West Virginia 9-1
20. Arkansas 12-1
21. Missouri St. 9-2
22. Tennessee 10-2
23. Miami 9-3
24. Minnesota 11-1
25. Texas 8-4
Others receiving votes: South Dakota, Michigan, Rutgers, Princeton, Colorado, Northwestern, LSU, Kansas, Arizona St., Michigan St., Texas Tech, Nebraska

 

NFL
Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford insists fans of the franchise should not be worried about his health. Stafford missed the last eight games of the season and back ailments have affected him for two straight years. Stafford says he’s not concerned and that should make people feel good. The Lions closed the season with a ninth consecutive loss and won just three games during their worst season in a decade. Lions’ general manager Bob Quinn says he’s confident Stafford will not have lingering health problems. Stafford has a $135 million deal that keeps him under contract through 2022.

 

BASEBALL
The White Sox and 2015 AL Cy Young Award winner Dallas Keuchel have finalized a $55.5 million, three-year contract. Keuchel will earn $18 million in salary each of the next three seasons. The White Sox hold a $20 million option for 2023 with a $1.5 million buyout. The 31-year-old left-hander won the Cy Young Award with the Houston Astros in 2015. He signed a roughly $13 million, one-year deal with the Atlanta Braves in June and went 8-8 with a 3.75 ERA for the NL East champions. In the White Sox, Keuchel he saw a team on the rise, a solid catching situation and a clubhouse with a positive reputation.