UNDATED (WHTC) - Hope College opened its basketball seasons with victories on the road on Friday. Nate Snuggerud scored 29 points with 11 rebounds, as the Flying Dutchmen swamped College of Faith in Naperville, Illinois, 118-20. Brittany Berry's 15-point performance helped the Flying Dutch beat Denison in Wilmington, Ohio, 70-48. On Saturday, while the women play at Wilmington during the day, the men are at North Central in the evening, with that contest airing on 92.7 The Van and http://927thevan.com/listen-live/ at 8:10 PM.
Grand Valley State's basketball teams are on the road on Saturday afternoon, with the men traveling to Bellarmine of Kentucky, and the women visiting the University of District of Columbia.
In state major college basketball on Friday night: Western Michigan 81, Loyola of Chicago 71; Central Michigan 76, Olivet 62; and Eastern Michigan 60, Eastern Illinois 52. Saturday evening action includes Western Michigan playing Maryland-Eastern Shore in Tampa, Eastern Michigan hosting Indiana-Purdue-Fort Wayne, Detroit home to Drake, and Oakland traveling to Pittsburgh.
JJ Reddick tallied 23 points as visiting Orlando rallied to beat the Pistons on Friday night, 110-106. Detroit welcomes Boston to the Palace on Sunday evening.
The Chicago Bulls play the Clippers in Los Angeles on Saturday night.
Gustav Nyquist's second goal of the game, coming 3:38 into overtime, lifted the Griffins to a 6-5 victory in Cleveland over Lake Erie on Friday night. Grand Rapids hosts Chicago at Van Andel Arena next Friday evening.
In state major college football on Saturday afternoon: Michigan State is home to Northwestern; Michigan entertains Iowa; Western Michigan welcomes Eastern Michigan to Kalamazoo; and Central Michigan hosts Miami of Ohio.