Michigan Sports

Drummond, Griffin leads Pistons over Nets 115-106

By NOAH TRISTER AP Sports Writer DETROIT (AP) — Blake Griffin and the Detroit Pistons are on a roll heading into their matchup with his former team. Griffin scored 11 of his 25 points in the fourth quarter, and Andre Drummond added 17 points and 27 rebounds to lift the Pistons to their ...

Bruins beat Red Wings 3-2, close in on NHL-best Tampa Bay

By NOAH TRISTER AP Sports Writer DETROIT (AP) — The Boston Bruins' formula looks almost foolproof at the moment: Rask and the rookies. Tuukka Rask made 26 saves, and rookies Sean Kuraly and Danton Heinen scored for Boston in a 3-2 victory over the Detroit Red Wings on Tuesday night. David ...

McIntosh scores 24, Northwestern beats No. 20 Michigan 61-52

By ANDREW SELIGMAN AP Sports Writer ROSEMONT, Ill. (AP) — Maybe it was too soon to write off Northwestern. The Wildcats finally appear to be finding the rhythm that had them dancing all the way to the NCAA tournament for the first time last year. Bryant McIntosh tied a season high with 24 ...

No. 4 Michigan State survives Iowa 96-93

By LUKE MEREDITH AP Sports Writer IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Once the calendar hits February, avoiding a bad loss can often be as important as earning a big win. The fourth-ranked Spartans somehow survived their trip to Iowa City on Tuesday night — and if they can beat No. 3 Purdue on ...

Detroit Pistons win 4th straight in a rout over Portland, 111-91

By NOAH TRISTER AP Sports Writer DETROIT — Coach Stan Van Gundy worried over the weekend that the Detroit Pistons were becoming too reliant on Blake Griffin. That wasn’t a problem on Monday. Andre Drummond had 17 points and 17 rebounds, and the Pistons beat the Portland Trail Blazers ...

Michigan faces shortage of high school sports officials

GRAND RAPIDS (AP) — Michigan high schools are facing a shortage of athletic officials and referees. The Michigan High School Athletic Association has seen the number of registered officials drop from 12,400 to about 10,000 in the past decade, The Grand Rapids Press reported. Because the ...

Detroit Red Wings beat San Jose Sharks 2-1 in shootout

By NOAH TRISTER AP Sports Writer DETROIT — Petr Mrazek capped an impressive January with another sharp performance. Mrazek made 30 saves, and then stopped Tomas Hertl in the seventh round of a shootout to lift the Detroit Red Wings to a 2-1 victory over the San Jose Sharks on Wednesday ...

Michigan Wolverines outlast Northwestern, 58-47, in men’s basketball

By NOAH TRISTER AP Sports Writer ANN ARBOR — John Beilein was clear where credit should go after this victory. “The whole press conference should be about our defense,” the Michigan coach said. “We’re up two at half — are you kidding me? We didn’t make shots, we didn’t make ...

Detroit Pistons get Los Angeles Clippers’ Blake Griffin in blockbuster deal

By NOAH TRISTER AP Sports Writer The Detroit Pistons shook up their struggling roster in dramatic fashion, acquiring star forward Blake Griffin in a trade with the Los Angeles Clippers. The Pistons announced the deal early this morning. Detroit sent forward Tobias Harris, guard Avery Bradley ...

Langford scores 19 as No. 6 Spartans beat Maryland 74-68

By DAVID GINSBURG AP Sports Writer COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Joshua Langford scored 19 points and led a second-half surge that carried No. 6 Michigan State past fading Maryland 74-68 Sunday, giving Spartans coach Tom Izzo his seventh straight 20-win season. Down by 13 at halftime, Michigan ...

Purdue escapes, defeats Michigan, 92-88

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Purdue’s Isaac Haas stood his ground Thursday night. If he saw one defender in the post, the 7-foot-2 center went straight to the rim. If he was double-teamed, he let teammates make the plays. The strategy worked perfectly, again. Vincent Edwards scored a ...

DeBrincat’s hat trick lifts Blackhawks over Wings 5-1

By NOAH TRISTER AP Sports Writer DETROIT  — Alex DeBrincat has been one of the few bright spots this season for the Chicago Blackhawks. The 20-year-old rookie had his second hat trick, and the Blackhawks chased Detroit goalie Jimmy Howard in the first period on their way to a 5-1 victory ...

Detroit Pistons fall to Utah Jazz in overtime, 98-95

DETROIT (AP) — Joe Ingles made a tying layup in the final seconds of regulation, then added two straight 3-pointers in overtime to lift the Utah Jazz over the Detroit Pistons 98-95 on Wednesday night. The Pistons lost their sixth straight by blowing a nine-point lead late in regulation. ...

Detroit Red Wings’ comeback thwarted in overtime by Philadelphia, 3-2

DETROIT — Travis Konecny gracefully got his skates to the blue line, carried the puck into the middle of the right circle and sent a wrist shot to the back of the net. Konecny’s goal 27 seconds into overtime lifted the Philadelphia Flyers to a 3-2 win over the Detroit Red Wings on Tuesday ...