Walker’s 14 points helps MSU down Oakland U – Tuesday Morning Sports Update


NCAAMBB – Men’s College Basketball
Last Night
Michigan State 79, Oakland University 62

MSU 79, OU 62 – Walker tops 1,000 career points, Michigan State cruses past Oakland 79-62
Tyson Walker scored 14 points and dished five assists and Michigan State shot just under 50% from the field to cruise past Oakland 79-62. Walker, coming off a 25-point effort in the Spartans’ 88-64 win over No. 6 Baylor Saturday night, was knocked to the floor as he hit a baseline jumper with 8:24 left to reach 1,000th career points, then completed the three-point play. The senior hit 5 of 12 from the field, including 2 of 6 from behind the 3-point arc.

The Citadel at Notre Dame, 6:00 p.m.
Florida vs. Michigan, 7:00 p.m.   Jumpman Invitatioinal, Charlotte, NC             News/Talk/Sports 94.9 WSJM 6:30
Davenport at Central Michigan, 7:00 p.m.

NFL – National Football League – Week 15
Last Night
Seattle Seahawks 20, Philadelphia Eagles 17

Seahawks 20, Eagles 17 – Drew Lock’s late touchdown pass rallies Seahawks to 20-17 victory over sliding Eagles
Drew Lock threw a 29-yard touchdown pass to Jaxon Smith-Njigba with 28 seconds left to cap a 92-yard drive, and the Seattle Seahawks stunned the Philadelphia Eagles 20-17, ending a four-game skid and getting back into NFC playoff contention. Seattle rallied behind its backup quarterback, who moved the team the length of the field for its longest touchdown drive this season and found the Seahawks’ rookie first-round pick for the biggest catch of his young career. Philadelphia had one last chance, but Julian Love made his second interception of the fourth quarter, picking off Jalen Hurts’ deep pass. The Eagles dropped their third straight game.

NFL – Dan Campbell wants Lions to focus on division title over everything else
Dan Campbell isn’t worried about which combination of results will clinch a playoff spot for his Detroit Lions. Campbell made it clear before the season that he had one goal for this season, and he hasn’t wavered. “We came into this season to win the division,” he said Monday. “That was the goal and that’s still our focus. If something happens between now and then to get us a playoff spot, that’s all good. But we talked about that this morning as a team. That was the focus at the beginning of the season and that’s still the focus.”

NHL – National Hockey League
Last Night
Anaheim Ducks 4, Detroit Red Wings 3

Ducks 4, Red Wings 3 – Henrique scores 4th goal in 2 games as Ducks down slumping Red Wings, 4-3
Adam Henrique scored his fourth goal in two games and the Anaheim Ducks held off the Detroit Red Wings 4-3. Henrique was coming off his first career hat trick Sunday against New Jersey. Radko Gudas, Pavel Mintyukov and Troy Terry also scored for the Ducks, who have won two straight after a five-game losing streak. Lukas Dostal made 30 saves. Alex DeBrincat surpassed 400 career points with two power-play goals in the third period for Detroit. Jeff Petry scored his first goal this season and Patrick Kane added two assists. The slumping Red Wings have lost six of seven. Detroit captain Dylan Larkin had an assist in his return to the lineup, nine days after getting knocked unconscious when he was hit from behind by Ottawa’s Mathieu Joseph.

Colorado Avalanche at Chicago Blackhawks, 8:30 p.m.

NHL – Red Wings captain Dylan Larkin records assist nine days after getting knocked out
Detroit Red Wings team captain Dylan Larkin returned to the lineup on Monday night, nine days after getting knocked unconscious during a scramble in front of the net. Larkin was activated from the injured list prior to the team’s home game against Anaheim. He was cleared to play by the team’s medical staff on Sunday. Larkin suffered an upper body injury when he was struck in the head and neck area by Ottawa’s Mathieu Joseph on Dec. 9. The Red Wings went 1-3 without their top-line center. They were held to one goal by Carolina on Thursday and were shut out by Philadelphia on Saturday.

NBA – National Basketball Association
Last Night
Chicago Bulls 108, Philadelphia 76ers 104
Atlanta Hawks 130, Detroit Pistons 124
Los Angeles Clippers 151, Indiana Pacers 127

Bulls 108, Sixers 104 – Coby White scores 24 as Bulls snap 76ers’ six-game winning streak with 108-104 victory
Coby White scored 24 points and the Chicago Bulls held on to snap the Philadelphia 76ers’ six-game winning streak with a 108-104 victory Monday night. Former Sixer Nikola Vucevic chipped in 23 points while DeMar DeRozan added 15 for the Bulls, Joel Embiid had scored 40 points and 13 rebounds, his 11th straight game with 30 or more points and 10 or more rebounds. Tyrese Maxey added 29 points in the 76ers’ first loss to a team without a winning record this season. Philadelphia had been the only team in the Eastern Conference that was undefeated against teams that were .500 or under on the season (12-0).

Hawks 130, Pistons 124 – Trae Young stays hot with 31 points as Hawks hand Pistons 24th straight loss, 130-124
Trae Young extended his recent hot streak with another double-double, scoring 31 points with 15 assists, as the Atlanta Hawks beat Detroit 130-124, handing the Pistons their 24th consecutive loss. The Pistons’ last win came on Oct. 28 against Chicago. Detroit is two losses away from matching the NBA’s longest losing streak in one season. The NBA record for the longest losing streak within a single season is 26, shared by the 2010-11 Cleveland Cavaliers and 2013-14 Philadelphia 76ers. The 76ers lost a record 28 consecutive games over the 2014-15 and 2015-16 seasons. Cade Cunningham led the Pistons with a career-high 43 points.

Clippers 151, Pacers 127 – Harden, Leonard and George lead Clippers to 151-127 rout of Pacers
James Harden scored 21 of his season-best 35 points in the fourth quarter and had nine assists as the Los Angeles Clippers extended the league’s longest active winning streak to eight games, routing the Indiana Pacers 151-127. Kawhi Leonard added 28 points for Los Angeles and Paul George added 27 against his former team. Facing the league’s second-worst defense, the Clippers matched their season-high point total for a half with 77 in the first on the way to their highest-scoring game of the season. Bennedict Mathurin had a season-best 34 points to lead Indiana. Tyrese Haliburton had an off night with eight points.

NCAAFB – College Football Bowls
Last Night
Famous Toastery Bowl – Charlotte, NC
Western Kentucky 38, Old Dominion 35 – OT

Scooter’s Coffee Frisco Bowl – Frisco, TX
UTSA vs. Marshall, 9:00 p.m.

NCAAFB – Troy hires Notre Dame offensive coordinator Gerad Parker as head coach
Troy is hiring Notre Dame offensive coordinator Gerad Parker to be its next head coach. Parker will replace Jon Sumrall, who left Troy earlier this month after two successful seasons to become head coach at Tulane. Parker will be a first-time head coach after spending two seasons at Notre Dame, the last as offensive coordinator. He has also been an assistant at West Virginia, Penn State, Duke, Cincinnati and Purdue. Troy announced Parker’s hiring on Monday.

WNBA – WNBA to take its usual month-long break for the Olympics
The WNBA released its schedule on Monday with its usual month-long break for the Olympics. There will be no regular season contests from July 18-Aug. 14 because of the Paris Games. The league’s 28th season will begin on May 14 with eight teams in action, including two-time defending champion Las Vegas, which opens against Phoenix. The Aces and New York Liberty, who met in the WNBA Finals last season, will play three times, with the first meeting on June 15. Teams will once again play 40 games with the regular season ending on Sept. 19. All 12 teams play that day.

MLB – Mets acquire pitcher Yohan Ramirez from White Sox for $100,000
Right-hander Yohan Ramirez was acquired by the New York Mets from the Chicago White Sox for $100,000. The 28-year-old was 1-0 with a 4.23 ERA in 31 games last season for the Pittsburgh Pirates and the White Sox, who claimed him off waivers on Sept. 5. He struck out 35 and walked 17 in 38 1/3 innings. He was designated for assignment on Dec. 13 to open a roster spot when the White Sox finalized a $15 million, two-year contract with right-hander Erick Fedde. Ramirez is 6-4 with six saves and a 3.99 ERA in four big league seasons.

AHL – American Hockey League
Grand Rapids Griffins at Texas Stars, 8:00 p.m.

MCCAA – Michigan Community College Athletic Association
Last Night
Men’s Basketball
Southwestern Michigan College at Community Christian College, Postponed

MHSAA – High School Sports
Boys Basketball
Gull Lake 55, Kalamazoo Loy Norrix 52
Michigan Lutheran at Howardsville Christian, cancelled

Girls Basketball
Lansing Waverly 62, Kalamazoo Central 58
Our Lady of the Lake at Hartford, cancelled
Eau Claire at Bloomingdale, cancelled
Paw Paw at Olivet, cancelled
East Grand Rapids at Battle Creek Lakeview, cancelled

Boys Basketball
Dowagiac at Paw Paw, 7:00 p.m.
Brandywine at New Buffalo, 7:30 p.m.
Buchanan at River Valley, 7:15 p.m.
Gobles at Howardsville Christian, 7:00 p.m.
Watervliet at Allegan, 7:30 p.m.
South Haven at Coloma, 7:30 p.m.
Constantine at Lawton, 7:30 p.m.
Galesburg-Augusta at Holland Black River, 7:30 p.m.
Saugatuck at Fruitport Calvary Christian, 6:30 p.m.
Lawrence at Bangor, 7:30 p.m.
Cassopolis at Bloomingdale, 7:30 p.m.
Centreville at Decatur, 7:30 p.m.
Marcellus at Hartford, 7:30 p.m.
Comstock at White Pigeon, 7:30 p.m.
Kalamazoo Christian at Parchment, 7:30 p.m.
Hudsonville Unity Christian at Schoolcraft, 7:30 p.m.
Portage Central at Harper Creek, 7:00 p.m.
Portage Northern at Coldwater, 7:00 p.m.
Grand Rapids Union at Mattawan, 7:00 p.m.
Vicksburg at Battle Creek Pennfield, 7:00 p.m.

Girls Basketball
Otsego at St. Joseph, 7:00 p.m.
Lakeshore at Berrien Springs, 7:00 p.m.
Mattawan at Niles, 7:00 p.m.
Edwardsburg at Buchanan, 7:00 p.m.
Schoolcraft at Plainwell, 7:00 p.m.
Howardsville Christian at Gobles, 7:00 p.m.
South Haven at Coloma, 6:00 p.m.
Bridgman at Fennville, 6:00 p.m.
Howardsville Christian at Gobles, 7:00 p.m.
Galesburg-Augusta at Holland Black River, 5:30 p.m.
Constantine at Lawton, 6:00 p.m.
Kalamazoo Christian at Parchment, 6:00 p.m.
Fennville at Saugatuck,7:00 p.m.
Bangor at Lawrence, 7:30 p.m.
Cassopolis at Bloomingdale, 6:00 p.m.
Decatur at Centreville, 7:30 p.m.
Hartford at Marcellus, 6:00 p.m.
Comstock at White Pigeon, 4:30 p.m.
Harper Creek at Portage Central, 7:00 p.m.
Coldwater at Portage Northern, 7:00 p.m.
Gull Lake at Three Rivers, 7:00 p.m.

South Haven at Constantine, 6:00 p.m.