Here is the latest Michigan sports news from The Associated Press

UNDATED (AP) — Suspending LeBron James for a game shows that the NBA is tired of the on-court incidents that have already grabbed headlines twice this season. James was suspended for the Los Angeles Lakers’ game at the New York Knicks on Tuesday because of his role in a dustup in Detroit on Sunday night. It comes a couple weeks after reigning MVP Nikola Jokic of the Denver Nuggets got into it with Miami forward Markieff Morris. And with rematches of both of those games looming the NBA wanted to send a serious message.

DETROIT (AP) — Dan Campbell knows he can’t afford to be picky. With his team at 0-9-1 and seven games left, the Detroit Lions coach would happily take a win at any point in any NFL stadium. Beating the Chicago Bears on Thursday, though, would be even better. It helps that, for one of the first times this year, the Lions seem to have a serious shot at victory. After going into their Week 9 bye giving up an average of 30.5 points per game, Detroit held the Steelers to 16 in a Nov. 14 tie, then allowed 13 in a three-point loss in Cleveland on Sunday. A big part of that improvement has come from forcing five turnovers in Pittsburgh and Cleveland. They had only gotten seven takeaways in their first eight games.

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Jim Harbaugh shook up his coaching staff after his contract at Michigan was reworked last winter. It has seemed to work because the Wolverines are ranked sixth in the AP Top 25 and the College Football Playoff rankings. Harbaugh desperately hopes the many changes he made helps Michigan finally beat Ohio State on Saturday. The second-ranked Buckeye are favored to win by more than  a touchdown. They have won eight straight and 15 of 16 against the Wolverines.

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Chet Holmgren scored 19 points and No. 1 Gonzaga breezed past Central Michigan 107-54 in the Empire Classic to set up a Final Four rematch with No. 2 UCLA. Gonzaga, the No. 1 team for the 19th straight week, has defeated its first five opponents by an average margin of 33.6 points. Gonzaga, which came into the game averaging 89.8 points per game, topped the 100-point plateau for the first time this season behind double-digit scoring from five players. Nolan Hickman finished with 16 points, Julian Strawther scored 15 points, and Drew Timme and Rasir Bolton each had 11.

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Keegan Murray scored a career-high 29 points in a little over a half and Iowa routed Western Michigan 109-61 to remain undefeated with its fifth straight win. Murray was 10-of-14 shooting and made a pair of 3-pointers. Payton Sandfort scored 19 points and made five 3s for Iowa (5-0). Tony Perkins added 15 points and Kris Murray had 12. Keegan Murray converted a three-point play for his 29th point of the game with about 16 minutes remaining that stretched the Hawkeyes’ lead to 60-30. Lamar Norman Jr. scored 19 points and made five 3-pointers to lead Western Michigan (1-3). 

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Naz Hillmon scored 12 of her 25 points in the fourth quarter after Michigan gave up most of an 18-point lead and the 13th-ranked Wolverines pulled away from Oakland for a 69-58 win. The lead ranged from eight to 16 in the third quarter, which ended with Michigan up 50-37. The Golden Grizzlies (2-3) opened the fourth with an 11-0 run, pulling within 50-48 on Kahlaijah Dean’s 3 with 7:27 to go. Michigan closed on a 13-3 run in the last five minutes as the Golden Grizzlies went 1 for 7 with two turnovers. Dean led Oakland with 15,