Here is the latest Michigan sports news from The Associated Press

DETROIT (AP) — Damian Lillard had 33 points and 10 assists and the Portland Trail Blazers beat the Detroit Pistons 124-101 on Wednesday night. CJ McCollum added 24 points and Carmelo Anthony and Robert Covington each scored 16 in Portland’s fourth straight win. Jerami Grant scored 30 points for Detroit, which lost for the fifth time in six games. Mason Plumlee added 18 points, but Detroit’s other three starters —  Saddiq Bey, Josh Jackson and Saben Lee — combined for two points on 1-for-17 shooting.

UNDATED (AP) — For much of college basketball, this March has represented a step forward on the path to normalcy. In Division III, however, the national tournaments were canceled. The top teams still had plenty to play for. The women’s team at Hope College in Michigan extended its winning streak to a school-record 45 games and finished a second straight undefeated season. Randolph-Macon, the top-ranked men’s team, went unbeaten as well. And after their conference tournament was done, the Yellow Jackets beat Trine in one final game that pitted No. 1 vs. No. 2 from the D3hoops.com poll.

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Michigan stood out in a study that seeded the men’s and women’s NCAA tournament fields based on academics and diversity. It was the only school to claim a No. 1 seed in both the men’s and women’s brackets released Wednesday by The Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport at Central Florida. The men’s team was crowned the national champion for the second straight year in the study. Gonzaga was crowned the national champion on the women’s side. The school’s unbeaten team was a No. 2 seed in the bracket as it prepares to play in the Final Four.

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Big Ten sent a record nine teams to this year’s NCAA Tournament. It was shut out of the Final Four in a tourney played entirely in Big Ten country. The last blow came when top-seeded Michigan lost in Indianapolis for the second time in less than three weeks, this time to 11th-seeded UCLA in the South Region championship game. Suddenly all that talk about being the nation’s toughest league rings hollow.