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Michigan Basketball off to best start since 1988

Behind their young superstars and great coaching, the Michigan wolverines have improved to 10-0 on the season, marking its best start in over 2 decades.

They did so with a win over the unknown Binghamton Bearcats in Ann Arbor on Tuesday night, winning by 28 behind sophomore stand out guard Trey Burke and Michigan’s excellent shooting attack.

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Burke scored 19 points in only 30 minutes, the most rest he’s had in a game all season.  Freshman Nik Staukas added 12 points, as the Wolverines used all 15 players in a game that was never close from the start, just as expected.

Jordan Reed scored 11 points and was Binghamton’s only player in double figures. He also had eight rebounds.

“That’s a great team — a team that could win a national championship — so coming into their building was taking an awfully big bite at the apple,” Binghamton coach Tommy Dempsey said. “I’m not sure that I thought it was realistic for us to come in here and beat Michigan, but I thought we were competitive, and at this stage of our program, that’s a great step in the right direction.”

The Wolverines next test is against the West Virginia Mountaineers in the brand new Barclays center in Brooklyn on Sunday night.

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Lions start fast, finish slow; Packers Win

On the sunday night primetime game, the Lions traveled to Lambeu field, a venue that no Lions team has won since Bill Clinton was our president.  It was a tough task for Stafford and his lions, who didn’t fall to the pressure and started out with a 14-0 lead in the first quarter.

Matthew Stafford threw for 264 yards, 1 touchdown and 1 pick.  While his counterpart Aaron Rodgers only threw for 170 yards and no touchdowns, the first time Aaron Rodgers was held out of the endzone at Lambeu in 35 games.

The Packers, who started out down 14, rallied back to win by a final score of 27-20, improving to 9-4 and moving one step closer to clinching the NFC North and a playoff berth.

“We’ve been in every single game this year. But being in games doesn’t mean (anything) in this league,” said Stafford, whose fumble in the second-quarter helped spark Green Bay’s comeback. “It’s about getting wins and we understand that as a locker room and as a team.

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After the first quarter, the Lions has trouble getting their defense off the field, as Green Bay picked up first down after first down.

“It was poor defense,” Lions coach Jim Schwartz said. “We had a chance to go out and get a stop, and they just ran the ball down our throats.”

The Lions, now out of the playoff race, looks to pick up win number 5 next week against the Arizona Cardinals, who have lost 9 straight after starting out 4-0.

Brady Shines on Monday Night; Beats Texans

Before kickoff, it was thought to be one of the most anticipated Monday Night Football games of all time.  Little did they know Tom Brady had plans to play out of his mind and make it one of the least exciting games of the season.

Brady threw for 296 yards with 4 touchdowns and no interceptions in the 42-14 rout of the Houston Texans, who at the time were 11-1 with the best record in the league.

The game started out fast with Brady slinging deep balls and capitalizing on the Texans mistakes.  They jumped out to a lead in the first few minutes and never looked back, scoring 28 points before the Texans could score a touchdown of their own.

Needless to say, Tom Brady and his playoff bound Patriots were ready for the call of duty.

“It’s a Monday night game,” Brady said. “We have played in a lot of big games in December.”

“These guys feel really good about the way they played tonight and they should,” coach Bill Belichick said.

The Patriots look to improve to 11-3 with a win over the 49ers on Sunday night.

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Indiana remains No. 1 with win over The Heels

Sophomore Center Cody Zeller led the Hoosiers to a huge 83-59 victory tuesday night, because of 20 points, 8 Rebounds, and 4 blocks.  Victor Oladipo and Will Sheehey both had 19 points each, which put the Hoosiers over the edge to a point of no return for North Carolina.

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“I know people criticize us for our defense, and they say ‘If they can’t play defense, how good can they really be?’ ” Oladipo said.

The Tarheels shot particularly poor, shooting only 37 percent from the field, and 42 percent from the free throw line.  The Hoosiers, on the other hand, lit up the scoreboard with 83 points and shooting 47 percent from the field.

The Hoosiers quieted all doubters with their huge rout of The Tarheels, silencing those who believed Duke was the outright Number One team in the land.

“It was a huge statement,” Sheehey said. “We prepared for this game for a couple of weeks now. You saw the score, we played hard, we played well, we played together and when we do that, we play well.”

This victory marked number seven on the season for the Hoosiers.  They’re looking for their eighth win this Saturday vs. The Eagles of Coppin State.

Irish Number 1 in new poll, Bama 2, Georgia 3.

The Notre Dame fighting Irish have finished their perfect regular season after their victory in LA Saturday night, staying atop the BCS standings as the #1 team in the country.  Following close behind is Alabama and The Bulldogs, who will be playing in the SEC championship game next Saturday at 4.  The Irish are projected to finish #1 in the polls, securing their berth into the National Championship game.  The number 2 spot and the final national championship game team will be filled by the winner of the SEC championship game between the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Georgia Bulldogs.  Image

AJ McCarron will lead his Tide against the fierce Bulldogs, led by Aaron Murray, in one the the biggest and most hyped SEC Championship games in the history of college football.  Somebodies dream will continue, while the others will diminish on Saturday in Atlanta.

Michigan State secures Bowl game Birth with Victory

On Saturday, Mark Dantonio and the Spartans defeated the Minnesota Golden Gophers 26-10 to gain their sixth win of the season, which is the mark to be eligible to play in a bowl game.

The Spartans offense started off quickly behind Le’veon Bell, who rushed for 266 yards and one touchdown.  They struggled to move the ball in the red-zone, coming away with 3 field goals instead of touchdowns on 5 of their red-zone possessions.

The Defense played fantastic, led by Linebacker Max Bullough, the Spartans only allowed 92 rushing yards and they gave up no offensive touchdowns to the Golden Gophers, giving up only a field goal all together.

The Spartans finished the regular season with a record of 6-6 (3-5 Big Ten) and have the opportunity to play one more to get a winning record to finish off their disappointing season.

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