Here is the latest Michigan sports news from The Associated Press
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Anthony Davis had eight of the Los Angeles Lakers’ 20 blocked shots in a 106-99 victory over the Detroit Pistons. LeBron James had 21 points, 14 rebounds and 11 assists in the Lakers’ fifth straight victory. Alex Caruso scored 13 points and the Lakers finished one blocked shot short of their franchise record while they hung on to remain unbeaten since Christmas. Derrick Rose scored 28 points and former Lakers guard Svi Mykhailiuk had 14 for the Pistons. They have lost nine of 11 despite a strong effort against the Western Conference leaders.
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Cassius Winston scored a career-high 32 points and Xavier Tillman had 20 to lead No. 14 Michigan State to a 87-69 victory over No. 12 Michigan. The Spartans were ahead the entire game and beat the rival Wolverines for a fourth consecutive time. The Spartans have won seven straight and are the only Big Ten team without a conference loss. The Wolverines have lost four of their last seven games after starting 7-0 under first-year coach Juwan Howard. They were led by Jon Teske, who fouled out after scoring 15 points.
CHICAGO (AP) — Dylan Sikura scored his first NHL goal, helping the Chicago Blackhawks rally for a 4-2 victory over the lowly Detroit Red Wings. Dylan Strome, Adam Boqvist and Dominik Kubalik also scored as Chicago won for the fourth time in five games. Corey Crawford made 19 saves in his first start since he was pulled in the second period of an ugly 7-1 loss to New Jersey on Dec. 23. Detroit dropped to 3-18-2 in its last 23 games. Filip Zadina and Luke Glendening scored for the NHL-worst Red Wings, and Jimmy Howard made 23 stops.
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Michigan wide receiver Nico Collins is staying in school for his senior season. Collins announced his plans Sunday on social media. His return should provide a boost for an offense that has to replace quarterback Shea Patterson, four starting offensive linemen and two key receivers. Collins has 78 receptions for 1,388 yards and 13 touchdowns over his three-year career. He had 37 catches for 729 yards and seven scores last season for the 17th-ranked Wolverines.
DETROIT (AP) — Loudon Love scored 23 points and grabbed a career-high 20 rebounds and Jaylon Hall hit a go-ahead 3-pointer with 16 seconds remaining in the game to lift Wright State to a 70-69 victory over Detroit Mercy. Love, a junior, hit 9 of 24 shots from the floor and had 12 offensive rebounds and four steals for the Raiders (14-3, 4-0 Horizon League). It was his fifth double-double of the season and the 29th of his career. Hall scored 11 with six rebounds.
ROCHESTER, Mich. (AP) — Bryson Langdon had a season-high 21 points as Northern Kentucky defeated Oakland 75-64. Langdon hit 4 of 6 3-pointers. Trevon Faulkner had 12 points and seven rebounds for Northern Kentucky. Xavier Hill-Mais led the Golden Grizzlies with 17 points and eight rebounds.