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EAST LANSING, MI - NOVEMBER 21:   Travis Trice #20 of the Michigan State Spartans dribbles the ball during the game the against Loyola-Chicago at the Breslin Center on November 21, 2014 in East Lansing, Michigan. (Photo by Rey Del Rio/Getty Images)

No. 19 Michigan State Tops Loyola Of Chicago, 87-52

After struggling inside in a six-point win at Navy and a 10-point loss to Duke in the Champions Classic, Michigan State was determined to get the ball to its big men early and often.

97.1 The Ticket–11/21/2014

AUBURN HILLS, MI - NOVEMBER 19: Brandon Jennings #7 of the Detroit Pistons handles the ball against the Phoenix Suns on November 19, 2014 at The Palace of Auburn Hills in Auburn Hills, Michigan. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2014 NBAE (Photo by D. Williams/Einstein/NBAE via Getty Images)

Pistons Fall Just Short In Final Minutes, Lose To Suns, 88-86

With the Pistons down 85-83 and 40 seconds left, Brandon Jennings missed a jumper, but Jonas Jerebko grabbed the rebound and fed Kentavious Caldwell-Pope for the go-ahead 3-pointer.

97.1 The Ticket–11/19/2014

ANN ARBOR, MI - NOVEMBER 29: Zak Irvin #21 of the Michigan Wolverines looks to the bench during the second half of the game against Coppin State Eagles at Crisler Center on November 29, 2013 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

No. 24 Michigan Sharp Early, Beats Bucknell 77-53

Zak Irvin scored 16 of his 23 points in the first half, and No. 24 Michigan rolled to a 77-53 victory over Bucknell on Monday night.

97.1 The Ticket–11/17/2014

AUBURN HILLS, MI - NOVEMBER 17: Greg Monroe #10 of the Detroit Pistons posts up against the Orlando Magic during the game on November 17, 2014 at The Palace of Auburn Hills in Auburn Hills, Michigan. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2014 NBAE (Photo by D. Williams/Einstein/NBAE via Getty Images)

Pistons’ Struggles Continue In 107-93 Home Loss To Magic

Detroit struggled from the floor in the first half, shooting only 42.5 percent, and weren’t able to get the ball inside with any regularity.

97.1 The Ticket–11/17/2014

ANN ARBOR, MI - NOVEMBER 15:  Derrick Walton Jr. #10 of the Michigan Wolverines takes a shot against Nick Archer #45 of the Hillsdale College Chargers during the first half at Crisler Arena in Ann Arbor, Michigan on November 15, 2014. (Photo by Duane Burleson/Getty Images)

No. 24 Wolverines Ease Past Hillsdale, 92-68, In Basketball Opener

The 24th-ranked Wolverines raised their 2014 Big Ten championship banner before the game, celebrating another season of accomplishment before beating Division II Hillsdale.

97.1 The Ticket–11/16/2014

MEMPHIS, TN -  NOVEMBER 15: Zach Randolph #50 of the Memphis Grizzlies defends the ball against Josh Smith #6 of the Detroit Pistons during the game on November 15, 2014 at FedExForum in Memphis, Tennessee. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2014 NBAE (Photo by Joe Murphy/NBAE via Getty Images

Gasol, Randolph Lead Grizzlies Past Pistons, 95-88

Detroit’s starting backcourt struggled, as Jennings and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope were a combined 7 of 27, with Caldwell-Pope missing 10 of his 11 shots.

97.1 The Ticket–11/16/2014

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Pistons, Jennings Take Out Thunder In Overtime, 96-89, For First Road Win

Jennings made a tiebreaking 3-pointer to give Detroit an 87-84 lead with 2:32 left in overtime. He added another 3 while falling to the ground, increasing the Pistons’ advantage to 92-84.

97.1 The Ticket–11/14/2014

WASHINGTON, DC - NOVEMBER 12:  Brandon Jennings #7 of the Detroit Pistons drives to the basket against the Washington Wizards on November 12, 2014 at the Verizon Center in Washington, DC. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2014 NBAE (Photo by Ned Dishman/NBAE via Getty Images)

Pistons Fall To Wizards, 107-103, Despite Jennings’ 32 Points

Detroit, which lost for the third straight time and fell to 2-6, took a 13-point first quarter lead, thanks to Brandon Jennings, who scored 16 of his game-high 32 points in the quarter.

97.1 The Ticket–11/12/2014

BOSTON, MA - DECEMBER 18: Brandon Jennings #7 of the Detroit Pistons drives to the basket against Avery Bradley #0 of the Boston Celtics on December 18, 2013 at the TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts.  NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2013 NBAE  (Photo by Brian Babineau/NBAE via Getty Images)

Brandon Jennings Goes Streetball On Andre Miller [VIDEO]

Jennings had begun to develop sort of a signature move now in the NBA — the fake behind-the-back pass, as he has made more than one defender look silly on that play.

97.1 The Ticket–11/12/2014

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LeBron James Won’t Let His Sons Play Football

It just seems odd for a person who tells tales about growing up without much except sports — including football — to not allow his own sons to play.

97.1 The Ticket–11/11/2014

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