Yesterday Aaron Harrison hit a three-pointer with 2.6 seconds to play to lift eighth-seeded Kentucky to a (75-72) win over #2 seed Michigan in the Midwest Regional final. Julius Randle posted 16 points and 11 rebounds for the Wildcats. Nik Stauskas had 24 points for the Wolverines, who end the year (28-9). Glenn Robinson the Third added 14 points in the loss.
Shabazz Napier scored 25 points to carry seventh-seeded UConn to a (60-54) win over fourth-seeded Michigan St. and into the Final Four. DeAndre Daniels added 12 points and eight rebounds for the Huskies. This is UConn's first trip to the national semifinals since winning it all in 2011. Gary Harris had 22 points for the Spartans who end their year at (29-9).
The Detroit Tigers take on the Kansas City Royals today in Opening Day action at Comerica Park. This will be new manager Brad Ausmus' first game as the Tigers skipper, and Justin Verlander will be making his 7th. consecutive Opening Day start for Detroit as he will go against the Royals James Shields. First pitch is 1:08pm.
The Red Wings skated to a (3-2) win last night at the Joe against Tampa Bay. Joakim Andersson and Gustav Nyquist both scored for Detroit....David Legwand had the game-winner.
In the AHL, the Grand Rapids Griffins took two out of three over the weekend...winning last night (3-1) in Milwaukee. Teemu Pulkkinen scored twice to make him the Griffins' first 30-goal scorer since Jeremy Williams (32) in 2009-10. Ryan Sproul notched the game-winning goal and an assist...Petr Mrazek made 26 saves in the win. Grand Rapids is now (43-20-2-4) and will face Iowa on Wednesday night at 7pm at Van Andel Arena.
The Pistons will host the Milwaukee Bucks at the Palace tonight. Tip-off time is 7:30pm.
And lastly, the Ferris St. hockey team fell short of their bid to try and reach their second Frozen Four in 3 years when they lost in double-overtime on Saturday night to North Dakota (2-1) in Cincinnati. The Bulldogs finished the year at (29-11-3).