The 7th-ranked Michigan State Spartans hit the road tonight to take on the 15th-ranked Iowa Hawkeyes. Branden Dawson is out, and Adreian Payne will likely miss his sixth-straight game. Game time at Carver-Hawkeye Arena is 7pm.
University of Michigan basketball players Nik Stauskas and Derrick Walton, Jr. have earned Big Ten weekly honors. Stauskas was named conference Player of the Week, averaging 22 points per game, 3 rebounds and 4 assists in wins against 3 Top 10 ranked teams! Walton, Jr. was named Big Ten Freshman of the Week after his career-best 19 point performance against MSU.
Unbeaten Arizona is still atop the "USA Today" top-25 college basketball poll that came out yesterday. The (20-0) Wildcats have been on top for eight straight weeks and received 31-of-32 first-place votes. Syracuse remains #2, Florida #3, Wichita St. #4 and San Diego St. rounds out the top 5. MSU is #7, U-M is #10, Wisconsin comes in at #14, Iowa #15 and Ohio St. is #24.
The Detroit Red Wings are in Philadelphia to skate against the Flyers tonight. Forward Gustav Nyquist was named the NHL's second star of the week yesterday, after scoring a goal in four consecutive games and picking up six points in four games. Faceoff time this evening is 7pm.
The Detroit Pistons are back in action tonight as they host the Orlando Magic at the Palace. Tip-off is 7:30pm.
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