Sports Minute: Here is the latest Michigan sports news from The Associated Press
DETROIT (AP) - Matthew Stafford threw two touchdown passes and avoided mistakes, allowing the Detroit Lions to stay in the playoff picture with a 20-10 victory over the Chicago Bears on Saturday night. Detroit (8-6) has won two straight and needs to close the regular season with two more wins to keep its postseason hopes alive. Stafford was 25 of 33 for 237 yards and didn't turn the ball over for the first time since Week 11.
DETROIT (AP) - Cassius Winston scored 19 points, and No. 2 Michigan State went on a 12-2 run late in the second half to hold off Oakland 86-73 on Saturday. Kendrick Nunn scored 32 points for the upset-minded Golden Grizzlies, who stayed right with the talented Spartans (10-1) until the final minutes. Michigan State improved to 16-0 against Oakland, but only after the type of test the Spartans can expect again from underdogs down the road. Nick Ward had 15 points and 15 rebounds for Michigan State, which has won nine straight games.
CEDAR CITY, Utah (AP) - Brandon Better scored 17 points, Ivan Madunic and James McGee 16 points each and Southern Utah made a big, opening run after halftime stand up for an 86-80 defeat of Central Michigan on Saturday, snapping the Chippewas seven-game win streak. Central Michigan was led by 21 points from Cecil Williams. , Central Michigan (8-2) clawed back within three, but never regained the lead.
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) - Katelynn Flaherty scored 21 points, Hallie Thome added 18 and No. 23 Michigan cruised to its sixth-straight win, 77-45 over Fort Wayne on Saturday. The Wolverines (10-2) scored the first 10 points of the game and after the Mastodons got their first basket almost four minutes in Michigan scored the next 11 to lead 21-2 after one quarter. It was the eighth time in the last six games Michigan held an opponent to single digits for a quarter.
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