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Michigan Sports

Michigan State Spartans men’s basketball team romps past Illinois, 76-56

By LARRY LAGE AP Sports Writer EAST LANSING — Michigan State played perhaps its best game of the season at least in part because Cassius Winston and Xavier Tillman were clicking together on the court. Winston had 21 points and Tillman scored 19, leading the 14th-ranked Spartans to a 76-56 ...

Utah Jazz pull away in 2nd half from Detroit Pistons for 104-81 victory

By JOHN COON Associated Press SALT LAKE CITY — Amid early offensive struggles, the Utah Jazz never wavered on defense. The surging Jazz pulled away for a 104-81 victory over the Detroit Pistons on Monday night by leaning on their trademark rugged defense. Utah ran the Pistons off the ...

Michigan Wolverines dominate UMass-Lowell 86-60 despite missing Isaiah Livers

By MATT SCHOCH Associated Press ANN ARBOR — With Isaiah Livers out because of an injury, Michigan coach Juwan Howard went big. That was a problem for undermanned UMass Lowell. Jon Teske had 25 points and eight rebounds, and the 7-foot-1 senior center and his towering teammates created ...

Final day of Detroit Lions’ sad season emotional

By NOAH TRISTER AP Sports Writer DETROIT — The Detroit Lions played their last game of the season with heavy hearts. One night earlier, the team had announced the death of wide receiver Marvin Jones’ son Marlo. There was a moment of silence at Ford Field before Sunday’s game against ...

Big 10 hoops title should run through (state of) Michigan

By DAVE SKRETTA AP Basketball Writer The road to the Big Ten title looks like it will run through Michigan. The state. Not just the program. After a couple of early losses by Michigan State, the nation’s preseason No. 1, the Spartans appear to have found their stride. They haven’t ...

Michigan Wolverines defensive end Kwity Paye to return for senior season

ANN ARBOR (AP) — Michigan defensive end Kwity Paye has decided to return for his senior season. Paye announced his plans with an Instagram post on Thursday night, ending speculation he might enter the NFL draft. He led the Wolverines with 12 1/2 tackles for losses and was second on the team ...

Detroit Pistons pound Washington Wizards 132-102 before heading to West Coast

By DAVE HOGG Associated Press DETROIT — The Detroit Pistons didn’t want to take a six-game losing streak into their longest road trip of the season. Turns out, Pistons coach Dwane Casey and his banged-up squad were facing one of the few NBA teams dealing with even more injuries ahead of ...