DETROIT – Aisha Jefferson scored 16 points to help No. 10 Michigan State beat Detroit 71-62 on Sunday for its first win of the season.
The Spartans (1-1) trailed 37-36 at halftime but went on a 15-3 run early in the second half to take the lead for good. Courtney Schiffauer made consecutive 3-pointers at the start of the decisive stretch.
Lauren Aitch finished with 13 points and eight rebounds for Michigan State, which lost 77-74 at Dayton in its season opener on Friday night.
AUBURN HILLS, MI – Dirk Nowitzki scored 25 points, and rookie Rodrique Beaubois added 14 points on 6-for-6 shooting to help the Dallas Mavericks beat Detroit 95-90 on Sunday night, snapping the Pistons' winning streak at three games.
Drew Gooden had 11 points and 11 rebounds, and Shawn Marion also had 11 points, and Jason Kidd added 10 points and seven assists for the Mavericks.
LANSING, MI – The next couple weeks in Lansing should be quiet ones as lawmakers break for deer hunting and Thanksgiving. But their vacations only delay heated debates on issues that must be resolved before the end of the year.
The lawmakers are expected to spend the remaining weeks this year getting down to a little R-and-R - that is, revenue and reform.
DETROIT – An analysis by The Detroit Free Press has found that most of the federal stimulus funding that's reached Michigan has created few private-sector jobs.
The Free Press examined more than 1,800 awards to agencies, departments, municipalities and firms in Michigan under the stimulus act. It found that the biggest impact was spurring or protecting public-sector or summer jobs - not private-sector jobs.
Of the 22,513 stimulus jobs reported in Michigan, 13,555 were tied to state money for education, doled out to local school districts.
West Lafayette, Ind – WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) Kirk Cousins threw three touchdown passes, and Michigan State overcame an 11-point fourth-quarter deficit to beat Purdue 40-37 and become bowl eligible on Saturday.
B.J. Cunningham caught three passes for 92 yards and a score for the Spartans (6-5, 4-3 Big Ten).
Purdue quarterback Joey Elliott completed 39 of 55 passes for 373 yards and two touchdowns. Keith Smith caught 15 passes for 152 yards and a TD for the Boilermakers (4-7, 3-4), who were eliminated from bowl contention.
LANSING, MI – Michigan Congressman Mike Rogers says he's "clearly disappointed" over Friday's decision to try alleged 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheik Muhammad and four others in a New York City federal court. Rogers says the trial belongs in a military courtroom:
"The best, safest thing to do would have been having military tribunals AT Guantanamo Bay where they can secure the facility, secure the space, secure--quite frankly--the prisoners."