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.
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Hatch stepped to the free throw line late in the game as the crowd quietly awaited his attempts. He missed the first, to a collective groan. But sent the second one down with ease, bringing the U-M faithful to their feet for a thunderous applause.
Josh Smith went 5-14 from the floor two days after a 2-17 game, but had a key put back to give the Pistons a 97-93 lead with 15.1 seconds to play.
Michigan State University has received a $3 million donation to support its men’s basketball program and defensive coordinator endowment.
Johnson scored 15 of his 34 points in the fourth quarter to close out the Pistons, who shot just 1-for-17 from the 3-point line in their first game at The Palace of Auburn Hills this season.
Butler scored 24 points in that game, but Van Gundy called the team’s third quarter “inexcusable” and said he was worried about the mental state of his team.
Kentucky joins UCLA (1966-69, 1971-74), UNLV (1990-91) and North Carolina (2008-09) to be named No. 1 consecutive seasons since the AP preseason poll started in 1961-62.
Tom Izzo is still lamenting an opportunity that slipped away last season.
At 38 and struggling to stay healthy after 17 NBA seasons, Billups decided to step away from basketball this summer.
Gray was ruled out indefinitely after it was revealed that he suffers from a cardiac condition. The Pistons recently traded point guard Will Bynum to the Boston Celtics in exchange for veteran center Joel Anthony.