Weekday Morning Sports – Thursday 2/26/15

Sports Radio 1400 WSJM     @wsjmsports     wsjmsports.com     Thursday, February 26, 2015

NBA – National Basketball Association
Last Night
Charlotte Hornets 98, Chicago Bulls 86

Hornets 98, Bulls 86 – Hornets beat Bulls 98-86 with Rose out for Chicago
Michael Kidd-Gilchrist had 18 points and 12 rebounds, Mo Williams scored 17 and the Charlotte Hornets beat Chicago 98-86 Wednesday night after the Bulls learned Derrick Rose will have yet another knee surgery. Al Jefferson added 16 points to help the Hornets snap a five-game losing streak. But all that was overshadowed by the news that Rose needs another operation. The Bulls revealed Tuesday night that their star point guard has a torn meniscus in his right knee, a big blow to the franchise and its fan base. That fueled more doubts about whether the 2011 NBA MVP will ever be the same, let alone lead Chicago to its first championship since the Michael Jordan-Scottie  Pippen era.

NBA – Rose to have surgery
Bulls guard Derrick Rose is slated for surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his right knee for the second straight year. Coach Tom Thibodeau said Wednesday it’s not clear when the injury happened or when team physician Dr. Brian Cole will perform the surgery. Rose sat out the 2012-13 season, and his long-awaited comeback last season ended at 10 games. He averaged 18.4 points and five assists in 46 games this season.

NBA – Pistons sign Lucas for remainder of season
The Detroit Pistons have signed guard John Lucas III for the remainder of the season. Lucas had already signed two 10-day contracts with Detroit this season, giving the Pistons additional depth at point guard after Brandon Jennings went down with an Achilles injury. The 5-foot-11 Lucas has averaged 5.0 points, 3.3 assists and 12.2 minutes in eight games with Detroit. The Pistons host the New York Knicks on Friday night.

NHL – National Hockey League
Tonight
Chicago Blackhawks at Florida Panthers, 7:30 p.m.
Detroit Red Wings at San Jose Sharks, 10:30 p.m.

NHL – Blackhawks’ Kane has surgery for broken left clavicle
Chicago Blackhawks star Patrick Kane had surgery Wednesday to repair a broken left collarbone, likely sidelining the dynamic winger for the rest of the season unless the team makes a deep run in the playoffs. Team physician Dr. Michael Terry and Dr. Bradley Merk performed the surgery, and Terry says a full recovery will take “approximately 12 weeks.” The Blackhawks placed Kane on long-term injured reserve earlier in the day and recalled forward Teuvo Teravainen from Rockford of the American Hockey League.  Kane, who leads Chicago with 27 goals and 37 assists, was injured Tuesday night a 3-2 shootout victory over Florida.

NFL – Running back Reggie Bush released by Lions
The Detroit Lions have released running back Reggie Bush. After joining the team as an unrestricted free agent from Miami in 2013, Bush played started 23 of 25 games and had 299 carries for 1,303 yards and six touchdowns. He also had 94 catches for 759 yards and three touchdowns.  Last season, Bush finished with 76 carries for 297 yards and two touchdowns, and 40 catches for 253 yards. His 40 receptions ranked third on the team. Bush was the No. 2 overall selection by the New Orleans Saints in the 2006 draft. Bush played five seasons with the Saints (2006-10) before spending two seasons with the Dolphins. In nine NFL seasons, Bush has started 94 of 116 games and has 1,266 carries for 5,465 yards and 35 touchdowns.

NFL – Bears sign cornerback Hurst to 2-year extension
The Chicago Bears signed cornerback Demontre Hurst to a two-year extension Wednesday through the 2016 season. Hurst appeared in 15 games last season, finishing with 35 defensive tackles, an interception, a forced fumble and eight special teams stops. An undrafted free agent out of Oklahoma, he spent the 2013 season on Chicago’s practice squad.

NCAA Basketball – Men’s
Tonight
Minnesota at Michigan State, 7:00 p.m.          Super Hits 103.7 Cosy-FM

NCAA Basketball – Women’s
Last Night
Michigan State 67, Illinois 65
Toledo 67, Western Michigan 57
Eastern Michigan 56, Ball State 41
Northern Illinois 69, Central Michigan 62

Tonight
Pittsburgh at (4) Notre Dame, 7:00 p.m.

MCCAA – Junior College Basketball – Women’s 

Last Night
Lake Michigan College 73, Glen Oaks Community College 67

LMC 73, GOCC 67 – Decker leads LMC over Glen Oaks 73-67
The Lake Michigan College women got a game high 28 points from Nicole Decker in a 73-67 win over Glen Oaks.  LMC trailed by as many as 13 but successfully made the comeback with Decker scoring 21 of her 28 points in the second half.

MCCAA – Junior College Basketball – Men’s

Last Night
Lake Michigan College 73, Glen Oaks Community College 65

LMC 73, GOCC 65 – Red Hawks down Glen Oaks 73-65 wfor share of Division crown
Lake Michigan College earned a share of the MCCAA West Championship with a 73-65 win at Glen Oaks Community College.  LaBradford Sebree (SEE’-bree) poured in a game high 32 points for the Red Hawks, 22 of which came in the second half.  LMC ties Lansing for the West title.  The Stars beat Muskegon last night.

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ECHL – East Coast Hockey League
Last Night
Indy Fuel 5, Kalamazoo Wings 2

MHSAA – Michigan High School Athletic Association
Last Night
Boys Basketball
Saugatuck 72, Bangor 41

Girls Basketball
Lawrence 53, Bloomingdale 45
Gobles 57, Schoolcraft 27

Tonight
Boys Basketball
Eau Claire at Lake Michigan Catholic         Sports Radio 1400 WSJM
River Valley at Michigan Lutheran
Watervliet Grace Christian at Marcellus Howardsville Christian

Girls Basketball
Eau Claire at Centreville
New Buffalo at Watervliet
Lawton at White Pigeon

Girls Wolverine Conference Championship Week
Plainwell at Otsego  (Championship Game)
Otsego at South Haven (3rd place)
Vicksburg at Edwardsburg (5th place)
Sturgis at Dowagiac (9th place)
Allegan at Coloma (11th place)

7th place game Three Rivers at Berrien Springs is Friday

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