The Philadelphia Eagles lost on Saturday 27-24 to the Washington Red Skins, clinching a playoff berth for the Detroit Lions. The Lions are back in the playoffs for the first time since 2011 and will try to snap a seven game post season losing streak. Since winning the championship in 1957, Detroit has won just one playoff game, beating the Cowboys in 1991, and is (1-10) in eleven post
No. 25 Michigan State lost in overtime to Texas Southern 71-64 on Saturday. It was just the second win of the season in ten games for Southern. Matt Costello had 17 points for MSU, who had a three game win streak come to an end. The Spartans (8-4) will host Citadel on Monday. In other action, Michigan lost its fourth straight game, falling 62-51 to SMU in Ann Arbor.
It went down to the wire between cross town rivals on Friday night, as Port Huron High held off Port Huron Northern 59-57 at Northern in the Ed Peltz Memorial Holiday Tournament. Jovon Thomason scored 20 for the Big Reds, while Bobby Wright chipped in with 10. The Huskies were led by Geryd Welsh, who scored 26 points, and Aaron Martindale who added 13. Welsh had a shoot to win
The New York Islanders beat the Detroit Red Wings 2-1 on Friday at Joe Louis Arena. It was the fifth straight game without a win for Detroit. Henrik Zetterberg had the Wings only goal.