Clemson Win National Title, Red Wings To The Road and Pistons West Coast Riding

John Thomsen, Ryan Ranguette and Blaise Zimmer

Marquette, MI – The Clemson Tigers got revenge on Monday night as they concluded the rematch with Alabama in the National Championship coming out on top 35-31. The game was close in the fourth quarter, with Clemson down 31-28 with under one minute to play Tigers quarterback Deshaun Watson led his team down the field for a game winning touchdown with one second left on the clock. Watson was 36 of 56 for 420 yards and three touchdowns. Head coach of Clemson Dabo Swinney won his first national championship and praised his quarterback, “He’s the best player in the country. If anybody doubts that, it’s just ridiculous, this was his Heisman tonight. The Clemson Tigers snapped Alabama;s 26 game winning streak and its also the first time Clemson knocked off a number one seed.

The Detroit Red Wings will be back in action tonight as they head to the windy city to take on the Chicago Blackhawks. The Red Wings are last in the Atlantic Division and need a victory to gain ground in the race to the playoffs. The Blackhawks are one of the hot teams in the NHL with a 26-12-5 record. Puck drop in Chicago is at 8:30 pm.

The Detroit Pistons are coming off a double overtime victory against Portland and will continue their west coast trip tonight as they travel to Sacramento to take on the Kings. The Pistons are 18-21 on the season and are riding consecutive victories for the first time in over a month. The Kings are 15-22 on the season and are led by big man Demarcus Cousins who has dropped 64 points and added 17 rebounds in two games against Detroit this year. Tip-off will be at 10:30 pm tonight.

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