Weekday Morning Sports – Tuesday 12/1/15

Sports Radio 1400 WSJM     @wsjmsports     wsjmsports.com     Tuesday, December 01, 2015

NFL – National Football League – Week 12
Last Night
Baltimore Ravens 33, Cleveland Browns 27

Ravens 33, Browns 27 – Ravens win in bizarre fashion
Will Hill returned a blocked field goal 64 yards for a touchdown as time expired, giving the Baltimore Ravens a 33-27 win over the luckless Cleveland Browns, who lost their sixth straight game along with starting QB Josh McCown. The Ravens are 4-7 while the Browns slip to 2-9.

NFL – Lions put rookie cornerback Alex Carter on injured reserve
The Detroit Lions have put rookie cornerback Alex Carter on injured reserve with an ankle injury. Detroit made the move Monday, three days before hosting the Green Bay Packers. The Lions placed their third-round pick from Stanford on short-term injured reserve in September. They were holding out hope Carter would be able to come back and play this season because they recently put two cornerbacks, Rashean Mathis and Josh Wilson, on injured reserve. Carter skipped his senior season to enter the NFL draft. His father, Tom, played at Notre Dame and was a first-round draft pick by Washington in 1993.

NBA – National Basketball Association
Last Night
Detroit Pistons 116, Houston Rockets 105
Chicago Bulls 92, San Antonio Spurs 89

Pistons 116 Rockets 105 – Jackson and Drummond lift Pistons over Rockets
Reggie Jackson had 31 points and Andre Drummond added 24 points and 13 rebounds as the Detroit Pistons beat the Houston Rockets 116-105 on Monday night.  The game was decided by a first half where the Pistons built a 23-point lead over a team that went to the Western Conference finals six months ago. Houston shot 31. percent in the half, managing only four assists on 50 possessions, and allowed the Pistons to hit 55 percent from the floor. The Rockets got back into the game by constantly intentionally fouling Drummond — he went 4-for-18 from the line — but were never within one possession. Rookie Stanley Johnson had 19 points and a career-high 10 rebounds for Detroit, while James Harden scored 29 for the Rockets.

Bulls 92, San Antonio 89 – Gasol gets double-double as Bulls beat Spurs 92-89
Pau Gasol had 18 points, 13 rebounds and three blocked shots, and the Chicago Bulls snapped San Antonio’s five-game winning streak with a 92-89 victory over the Spurs on Monday night. Jimmy Butler scored 14 points and reserve Doug McDermott had 12 for Chicago in the opener of a four-game homestand. Joakim Noah contributed eight points, seven assists and 11 rebounds in 24 minutes off the bench. Gasol blocked LaMarcus Aldridge on a drive with 1:06 left, and then hit one of two foul shots on the other end for a 90-89 lead. After Manu Ginobili missed for San Antonio, Butler hit two free throws with 10.6 seconds left. The Spurs had one last chance, but Kawhi Leonard and Tony Parker each missed 3-point attempts in the final seconds. Parker’s try was partially blocked by Derrick Rose, who finished with 11 points and six assists.

NCAA Men’s Basketball
Central Michigan 74, McNeese State 73

CMU 74, McNeese State 73 – Rayson hits late FT, Central Michigan beats McNeese St 74-73
Braylon Rayson made the second of two free throw attempts with 3 seconds left to give Central Michigan a 74-73 win over McNeese State on Monday night. Rayshawn Simmons led the Chippewas with 16 points and dished out five assists. Stephen Ugochukwu had 16 points for McNeese State.

Michigan at NC State, 7:00 p.m.                     WSJM-AM 6:30
Eastern Michigan at Omaha, 8:00 p.m.

NHL – National Hockey League
Buffalo Sabres at Detroit Red Wings, 7:30 p.m.
Minnesota Wild at Chicago Blackhawks, 8:00 p.m.

NCAA Women’s Basketball
Oral Roberts at Eastern Michigan, 7:00 p.m.
Western Michigan 70, IPFW 48

MLB – Zimmermann finalizes 5-year contract with Tigers
Free agent pitcher Jordan Zimmermann has finalized a five-year contract with the Detroit Tigers. Detroit announced the deal Monday, shortly before a news conference at Comerica Park. The 29-year-old right-hander went 13-10 with a 3.66 ERA last season for Washington, striking out 164 with 39 walks. The previous year, he went 14-5 with a 2.66 ERA. Following four straight AL Central titles, the Tigers finished last this year. Detroit will forfeit its second-round pick in June’s amateur draft and Washington will gain a compensation selection, No. 38 overall. Zimmermann was the first free agent to sign among the 17 with compensation attached.

NCAA Football – Penn State DE Carl Nassib Big Ten’s defensive player of year
Penn State’s Carl Nassib is the Big Ten’s defensive player of the year in a vote of coaches and media. Nassib leads the nation with 15 1/2 sacks and six forced fumbles. The 6-foot-7, 272-pound senior from West Chester, Pennsylvania, started his career at Penn State as a walk-on. Other award winners: Joey Bosa, Ohio State, defensive lineman of the year; Joe Schobert, Wisconsin, linebacker of the year; Desmond King, Iowa, defensive back of the year; Griffin Oakes, Indiana, kicker of the year; Sam Foltz, Nebraska, punter of the year; Will Likely, Maryland, return specialist of the year; Jabrill Peppers, Michigan, freshman of the year. The Big Ten announced only its defensive honorees Monday. The offensive award winners will be announced Tuesday.

NBADL – NBA Developmental League
Last Night
Westchester Knicks 102, Grand Rapids Drive 90

MHSAA – High School Sports – Girls Basketball Season Opener
St. Joseph at Battle Creek Harper Creek, 7:00 p.m.
Paw Paw at Lakeshore, 7:00 p.m.
Granger Christian (IN) at Lake Michigan Catholic, 7:30 p.m.
South Haven at Bridgman, 7:00 p.m.
Edwardsburg at Niles, 7:00 p.m.
Berrien Springs at New Buffalo, 7:30 p.m.
Cassopolis at River Valley, 7:30 p.m.
Coloma at Decatur, 7:00 p.m.
Dowagiac at Buchanan, 7:30 p.m.
Allegan at Eau Claire, 7:15 p.m.
Bangor at Kalamazoo Christian, 7:00 p.m.
Lawrence at Watervliet Grace Christian, 7:00 p.m.
Watervliet at Kalamazoo Hackett, 7:00 p.m.
Kalamazoo Loy Norrix at Brandywine, 7:30 p.m.
Hartford at Galesburg-Augusta, 7:00 p.m.
Bloomingdale at Delton-Kellogg, 7:00 p.m.
Hopkins at Fennville, 7:00 p.m.
Schoolcraft at Martin, 7:00 p.m.
Wyoming Lee at Saugatuck, 6:00 p.m.
Vicksburg at Comstock, 7:15 p.m.
Otsego at Portage Northern, 7:15 p.m.
Caledonia at Gull Lake, 7:00 p.m.