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Posted on December 26, 2012 in Sports News - Yooper & Michigan.

Second-ranked Michigan looks to maintain its high national ranking this weekend,

The Wolverines host Central Michigan in basketball Saturday night.

Michigan is number-two in the nation and undefeated at 12-and-0.


Mark Lyons hit a pair of clutch free throws and Nick Johnson provided a game- saving block to help No.3 Arizona escape with a 68-67 victory over 17th-ranked San Diego State in the championship tilt of the Diamond Head Classic Tuesday.

Solomon Hill scored a game-high 21 points and Kevin Parrom followed with 17 to help the Wildcats (12-0) stay undefeated.

Chase Tapley led the Aztecs (11-2) with 19 points and had a path to score the winning basket in the final seconds, but Johnson came from behind to swat his shot off the glass and secure the win for Arizona.

Xavier Thames poured in 11 points and Jamaal Franklin tallied nine points, eight rebounds and six assists in defeat.


By:  Mike Plourde        for Great Lakes Radio News

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