Here is the latest Michigan sports news from The Associated Press
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State’s Mark Dantonio says he intends to be the Spartans’ football coach next season. Dantonio had been vague recently when asked about his future, but he just said “yes” when asked if he planned to be the coach for next season’s opener against Northwestern. Dantonio said he feels Michigan State can still have success on his watch and he doesn’t believe in quitting in the middle of a task.
DETROIT (AP) — Anthony Duclair had two goals and an assist, and the Ottawa Senators held on to beat the Detroit Red Wings 4-3. John Gabriel Pageau and Brady Tkachuk also scored for Ottawa. Anders Nilsson made 35 saves, including 15 in the third period when the Senators were outshot 16-3. Valtteri Filppula had a goal and an assist, and Robby Fabbri and Anthony Mantha scored for Detroit, which ended a five-game point streak.
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Taryn McCutcheon scored 16 points, Mardrekia Cook added 14 and No. 15 Michigan State defeated Oakland 76-56. The Spartans trailed the entire first quarter.
DEKALB, Ill. (AP) — Mike Glass threw for three touchdowns and ran for another and Eastern Michigan rolled past Northern Illinois 45-17. The Eagles snapped an 11-game losing streak to the Huskies dating to 2007 and ended NIU’s title hopes in the Mid-American Conference West Division with one league game remaining.
KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) — Rafael Cruz Jr. had 22 points with four 3-pointers as Western Michigan easily beat Division III Alma 102-56. Cruz was 7 of 10 from the field, 4 of 5 from distance. Michael Flowers had 17 points and six assists for Western Michigan (4-1). B. Artis White added 15 points, making all five of his 3-point shots. Brandon Johnson had 13 points and seven rebounds for the Broncos.
LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — TJ Taylor scored a career-high 22 points on his birthday and Wyoming routed Detroit 76-49, breaking a three-game losing streak. A.J. Banks added 15 points for Wyoming (2-3). Hunter Maldonado added 13 points and seven assists. Jake Hendricks had 12 points and 10 rebounds for his first career double-double.