Weekday Morning Sports – Monday 11/29/15

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NFL – National Football League – Week 12
Yesterday
Indianapolis Colts 25, Tampa Bay Buccaneers 12

Colts 25, Buccaneers 12 – Hasselbeck, Vinatieri lead Colts past Buccaneers 25-12
Matt Hasselbeck threw for 315 yards and two touchdowns to lead the Indianapolis Colts to a 25-12 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday. The Colts won their third straight to remain tied atop the AFC South with Houston. Tampa Bay rookie Jameis Winston threw for 245 yards and a touchdown but was sacked five times.

Tonight
Baltimore Ravens at Cleveland Browns, 8:30 p.m.              WSJM-AM 8:00

NFL – Broncos end Pats perfect season
The Denver Broncos have ended the New England Patriots’ perfect run by defeating the Pats 30-24 on C.J. Anderson’s 48-yard touchdown with 2:28 gone in overtime. The Patriots entered the game 10-0 before Anderson torched them for 115 yards on 15 carries, including a 15-yard TD in the fourth quarter. Anderson’s first touchdown ignited a 17-point run that put the Broncos ahead 24-21, but the Patriots forced overtime on Stephen Gostkowski’s 47-yard field goal as regulation expired.

NBA – Kobe Bryant says he will retire at end of 2015-16 season
Los Angeles Lakers guard and 17-time All-Star Kobe Bryant says he will retire after the season, making the announcement in a post on The Players’ Tribune on Sunday. He says his heart and mind can handle another season, but his body knows it’s time to say goodbye. The 37-year-old Bryant ranks third on the NBA’s career scoring list with more than 32,000 points and has won five NBA titles and two Olympic gold medals.

NBA – National Basketball Association
Last Night
Brooklyn Nets 87, Detroit Pistons 83
Indiana Pacers 107, Los Angeles Lakers 103

Nets 87, Pistons 83 – Young helps Nets beat Pistons 87-83
Thaddeus Young had 19 points and 10 rebounds, Brook Lopez scored 15 points and the Brooklyn Nets beat the Detroit Pistons 87-83 on Sunday night. Wayne Ellington had a season-high 12 points for Brooklyn, which improved to 4-13. Andre Drummond recorded his league-leading 15th double-double with 20 points and 18 rebounds, but Detroit fell to 8-9. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope had 21 points and seven rebounds. Lopez made a tiebreaking free throw with 29 seconds left and the Nets scored the final six points after trailing by two with 1:21 left. Jarrett Jack added two free throws for a three-point lead, Reggie Jackson missed a 3-pointer and Young closed it out with one more free throw.

Pacers 107, Lakers 103 – Kobe scores 13 after announcement, but Pacers beat Lakers
Kobe Bryant scored 13 points on 4-of-20 shooting after declaring he will retire at the end of the season, and the Indiana Pacers hung on to send his Los Angeles Lakers to their sixth consecutive defeat, 107-103 Sunday night. Paul George scored the Pacers’ final 11 points in the last 1:27, finishing with 39 as Indiana opened a four-game West Coast road trip with its fifth straight victory despite blowing all but one point of a 22-point lead. Bryant overcame another poor shooting night with two big late jumpers that reflected his vintage offensive skills. His quick-release 3-pointer from straightaway with 11 seconds left trimmed Indiana’s lead to 104-103. But after the Lakers got the ball back with a three-point deficit, Bryant shot an airball on a 3-pointer.

Tonight
Houston Rockets at Detroit Pistons, 7:30 p.m.
San Antonio Spurs at Chicago Bulls, 8:00 p.m.

NHL – National Hockey League
Yesterday
Florida Panthers 2, Detroit Red Wings 1 – OT

Panthers 2, Red Wings 1 – OT – Campbell scores in OT, Panthers beat Red Wings 2-1
Brian Campbell scored at 1:20 of overtime, lifting the Florida Panthers a 2-1 victory over the Red Wings on Sunday for their fifth straight win in Detroit.  Campbell helped set up Reilly Smith’s tying goal at 14:38 of the third period as the Panthers earned at least a point in a seventh consecutive game at the Joe Louis Arena. They haven’t lost in regulation at Detroit since Dec. 15, 2007.  Detroit’s Dylan Larkin intercepted a pass and scored his team-leading 10th goal, unassisted, at 7:02 of the second period for the game’s first goal. The Panthers had a goal waved off just 28 seconds into the game.  The call, which withstood a challenge by Florida coach Gerard Gallant, was made when Jonathan Hubereau interfered with Petr Mrazek before Reilly Smith’s backhander crossed the line.

NCAA Men’s Basketball
Yesterday
(3) Michigan State 77, Providence 64
Alabama 74, (17) Notre Dame 73
Mercer 68, Western Michigan 65

(3) Michigan State 77, Providence 64 – No. 3 Michigan State beats Providence to win Wooden Legacy
Bryn Forbes scored 18 points and Deyonta Davis had six of his 12 points in a game-ending spurt to help No. 3 Michigan State rally past Providence 77-64 in the championship game of the DirecTV Wooden Legacy on Sunday night. Denzel Valentine added 17 points, six rebounds and five assists to earn most outstanding player honors, and Eron Harris had 12 points for the Spartans (7-0). They beat Boston College by 31 points in their opener and Boise State by 10 on their way to wrapping up the title. Kris Dunn had 21 points, five rebounds and seven assists and Ben Bentil had 20 points and seven rebounds for the Friars (6-1). They defeated Evansville by 10 points and No. 11 Arizona by four in the three-day event. Davis’ basket tied the game for the last time at 57-all and launched the Spartans on a 21-7 run to end the game after they trailed most of the second half.

Alabama 74, (17) Notre Dame 73 – Alabama upsets No. 17 Notre Dame 74-73
Retin Obasohan scored 19 points, including the winning layup with 8 seconds left, in Alabama’s 74-73 upset win over No. 17 Notre Dame in the fifth-place game at the AdvoCare Invitational on Sunday night. Notre Dame had a chance to win it with 2 seconds remaining, but Demetrius Jackson’s layup was off the mark. Shannon Hale also had 19 points for Alabama (4-2).  Notre Dame (4-2) got 18 points from Steve Vasturia. Jackson and Zach Auguste had 16 apiece. A tight game through much of the second half, Notre Dame held a 73-72 lead with 1:29 to play. Auguste missed two free throws with 28.6 seconds left.

Mercer 68, Western Michigan 65 – Mercer beats Western Michigan for 3rd victory in Music City
Stephon Jelks scored 14 points to help Mercer beat Western Michigan 68-65 on Sunday night for its third straight victory in the Challenge at Music City. Jordan Strawberry and Leonard added 10 points apiece for Mercer. Jared Klein sank five 3-pointers and finished with 18 points for Western Michigan.

Tonight
McNeese State at Central Michigan, 7:00 p.m.

NCAA Women’s Basketball
Yesterday
Michigan 61, Oral Roberts 44
Western Michigan 70, IPFW 48

MLB – Tigers get Zimmermann
The Detroit Tigers reportedly have landed one of the top free agent starting pitchers, getting right-hander Jordan Zimmermann. The 29-year-old Zimmermann went 13-10 with a 3.66 ERA last season for the Washington Nationals, striking out 164 with 39 walks. He went 14-5 with a 2.66 ERA in 2014. CBS Sports first reported the deal, which was pending a physical. ESPN.com reported the financial terms at $110 million over five years.

NCAA Football – Tigers still No. 1, Oklahoma up to third
Clemson continues to hold onto the top spot in this week’s Associated Press college football poll.   The 12-0 Tigers picked up 53 of the 61 first-place votes after holding off South Carolina.  The other eight go to second-ranked Alabama, which wrapped up the SEC West title with a win over Auburn. Oklahoma is third, followed by Iowa and Michigan State. Ohio State, Stanford, North Carolina, Notre Dame and Florida State round out the top 10.  Michigan drops to 19.

NCAA Football – Big Ten – Rutgers fires Kyle Flood, AD Julie Hermann
A university official and a person with direct knowledge of the decisions tell The Associated Press that Rutgers has fired coach Kyle Flood and athletic director Julie Hermann. The Scarlet Knights just finished a 4-8 season that was a mess on and off the field. Flood was suspended for three games for making inappropriate contact with a professor regarding a player’s academics. Also, seven players have been arrested since August.

NCAA Football – Richt out at Georgia
Longtime Georgia coach Mark Richt is out of a job as the fallout from unfulfilled expectations begins in college football. He has stepped down in what Richt calls a mutual decision. The Bulldogs are 9-3 and bowl bound, but the losses to Tennessee, Alabama and Florida ruined any chances for the goal of winning an SEC title. Georgia was picked to win the SEC East.  Richt was 145-51 in 15 seasons.

NCAA Football – MAC – Campbell heads to Iowa State
Toledo’s Matt Campbell will be Iowa State’s new football coach, a person briefed on the decision has told The Associated Press.  Campbell will replace Paul Rhoads, who was fired a week ago after seven seasons leading the Cyclones.

AHL – American Hockey League
Last Night
San Antonio Rampage 3, Chicago Wolves 1

ECHL – East Coast Hockey
Yesterday
Toledo Walleye 4, Kalamazoo Wings 3 – Shootout

NBADL – NBA Developmental League
Today
Grand Rapids Drive at Westchester Knicks, 7:00 p.m.

ISHSHA – High School Hockey
Yesterday
Lakeshore/St. Joseph 3, Manistee 1