LAHAINA, Hawaii (AP) - Charles Matthews had 22 points and 10 rebounds, Muhammad-Ali Abdur-Rahkman scored 17 points and Michigan cruised to a 102-64 victory over Chaminade in the Maui Invitational. Michigan suffered a tough-to-take loss after playing LSU close in its opener. The Wolverines dominated the Division II Silverswords from the start to earn a spot in the fifth-place game.
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) - If No. 21 Michigan State beats Rutgers this weekend, the Spartans would finish the regular season at 9-3 - the exact reverse of last season's 3-9 record. It's a symmetry that has not been lost on coach Mark Dantonio and his team. The Spartans beat Maryland 17-7 on a rainy, snowy day last weekend, and they are double-digit favorites against Rutgers.
YPSILANTI, Mich. (AP) - Ian Eriksen ran for three touchdowns and Eastern Michigan held on to beat Bowling Green 34-31 on Tuesday night. Eriksen finished with 104 yards rushing on 24 carries and Shaq Vann ran 16 times for 117 yards for Eastern Michigan.
DETROIT (AP) - A person with knowledge of the agreement says a former Michigan State University and USA Gymnastics doctor will plead guilty to multiple charges of sexual assault. The person wasn't authorized to discuss the agreement ahead of a Wednesday court hearing and spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity. Dr. Larry Nassar is charged with molesting seven girls under the guise of treatment at his home and a campus clinic. He faces at least 25 years in prison.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Ohio State quarterback J.T. Barrett will start his last regular-season game on Saturday against rival Michigan. Through five years of extreme highs and lows in Columbus, Barrett has proved that he is undeniably a winner. Statistically, he's the best quarterback to ever play at Ohio State. And he's got a chance to get the Buckeyes to the College Football playoff again if he can beat the Wolverines and then No. 5 Wisconsin in the conference championship game.
ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) - The Detroit Lions have waived defensive tackle Khyri Thornton. The Lions announced the move Tuesday, which also happened to be Thornton's 28th birthday. Thornton has played in four games for the Lions this season. He began the 2017 season on a six-game suspension for violating the NFL's substance-abuse policy.
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