Here's what to watch in the Big Ten this week:
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Michigan wide receiver Tarik Black is out indefinitely with an injured right foot.
Football program spokesman Dave Ablauf says Black was hurt during practice Saturday and is still being evaluated. A timeframe for his return has not been determined.
The 14th-ranked Wolverines open the season Saturday night at No. 12 Notre Dame.
Black had 11 receptions for 149 yards and a touchdown in three games last season before needing surgery on his left foot.
A look at football players in the Big Ten this spring who are poised to have standout seasons beginning this fall:
WR Nick Westbrook, junior. Westbrook emerged as one of the Hoosiers' top offensive playmakers two years ago. Last year, he tore an ACL on the first play of the season and received a medical redshirt. Expect Westbrook to reassert himself in what's become a crowded and talented receiving corps.
HOUSTON (AP) — With James Harden in the locker room with a hamstring injury and the Houston Rockets desperate to end their losing streak, Chris Paul came to the rescue.
Harden scored 40 points before leaving with the injury late in the fourth quarter, and Paul scored 15 of his 28 points in overtime as the Rockets snapped a five-game skid with a 148-142 double-overtime win over the Los Angeles Lakers on Sunday night.
HOUSTON (AP) — James Harden scored 40 points before leaving with a hamstring injury late in the fourth quarter, and Chris Paul scored 15 of his 28 points in overtime as the Houston Rockets snapped a five-game skid with a 148-142 double-overtime win over the Los Angeles Lakers on Sunday night.
Los Angeles led by as many as 17, but couldn't hold on as the team's season-long losing streak stretched to six games.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Lakers forward Larry Nance Jr. will be out for approximately four weeks with a bone bruise in his left knee.
The Lakers announced the diagnosis Sunday night.
Nance was hurt during the Lakers' loss at Charlotte on Dec. 20 and was re-examined by team doctors Sunday.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Coach Luke Walton claimed his Los Angeles Lakers never really got into an offensive flow, even if the 125 points they dropped on the Brooklyn Nets suggested otherwise.
Imagine what might happen if Walton's surprising young squad actually finds its groove.
D'Angelo Russell scored 32 points and Julius Randle added 17 points, 14 rebounds and 10 assists for his second career triple-double in Los Angeles' 125-118 victory Tuesday night.
EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Lakers have signed forward Zach Auguste after his solid summer league performance.
The Lakers announced the signing Monday.
Auguste averaged 5.3 points and 4.0 rebounds in four games for the Lakers in Las Vegas summer league play.
The 6-foot-10 Notre Dame product averaged 14.0 points and 10.7 rebounds for the Irish last season as a senior.