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West MI SportsCenter Morning Edition - 03/14/2014

 
West MI SportsCenter Morning Edition - 03/14/2014
Posted March 14th, 2014 @ 8:27am by By Bret Bakita

Michigan and Michigan St. will both begin their runs in the Big Ten Tournament in Indianapolis today.  #1 seed U-M will go up against #9 seed Illinois at Noon...pregame coverage will start at 11:30am this morning right here on ESPN 96.1.  Meanwhile, #3 seed MSU will face #11 Northwestern tonight with an approximate start time of 9pm. 

WMU will face Akron tonight in the semifinal round of the MAC Conference Tournament in Cleveland.  Pregame coverage is 6pm with tip-off at 6:30pm here on ESPN 96.1. 

The Detroit Lions signed defensive end Darryl Tapp yesterday after DE Willie Young decided to leave the Lions and sign with the Bears.  Detroit also agreed to terms with free agent defensive tackle Vaughn Martin, who played with San Diego for four years. 

The Detroit Tigers were doubled up by the Miami Marlins in a (4-2) loss yesterday at Joker Marchant Stadium.  Drew Smyly got the start and gave up four runs, three earned, on eight hits in three and one third innings.  The Tigers will host the Washington Nationals this afternoon in Lakeland - 1:05pm - First pitch. 

The Grand Rapids Griffins lost in a shootout in the Lone Star state last night (2-1) to the San Antonio Rampage.  The Griffins will be in Oklahoma City the next 2 nights to square off with the Barons.  Pregame coverage begins tonight at 7:40pm over on Newsradio WOOD 1300 & 106.9 FM. 

In the NHL, the Red Wings return to Joe Louis Arena tonight to faceoff with Edmonton at 7:30pm. 

The #9 Davenport University men's basketball team will face #8 Bellevue (Neb.) this morning in 2nd. Round action tipping off at 10:15am.  #4 Cornerstone University won last night over Northwest Christian (Oregon) (84-68) and will meet Friends College (Kansas) this afternoon at 4pm in a 2nd. Round game. 

Finally, best of luck to the #1 ranked and unbeaten girls high school basketball team of South Christian as they will face Midland Bullock Creek tonight at the Breslin Center at 6pm in a Class B Semifinal match-up. 

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