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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

ANN ARBOR, MI - DECEMBER 14: A detailed view of Crisler Center during the game between the Arizona Wildcats and the Michigan Wolverines on December 14, 2013 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Arizona defeated Michigan 72-70.  (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

WATCH: Two-Time Plane Crash Survivor Austin Hatch Gets Rousing Ovation For First Basket With Wolverines

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.

97.1 The Ticket–11/10/2014

AUBURN HILLS, MI - NOVEMBER 05: Head coach Stan Van Gundy talks with his players during a timeout while playing the New York Knicks at the Palace of Auburn Hills on November 5, 2014 in Auburn Hills, Michigan. Detroit won the game 98-95. 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.  (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Caldwell-Pope Leads Pistons Over Bucks, 98-95

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.

97.1 The Ticket–11/07/2014

NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 28: Branden Dawson #22 of the Michigan State Spartans and Justin Anderson #1 of the Virginia Cavaliers fights for the ball during the regional semifinal of the 2014 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Madison Square Garden on March 28, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Michigan State Receives $3M Athletics Donation

Michigan State University has received a $3 million donation to support its men’s basketball program and defensive coordinator endowment.

97.1 The Ticket–11/07/2014

AUBURN HILLS, MI - NOVEMBER 1: Mirza Teletovic #33 and Joe Johnson #7 of the Brooklyn Nets battle for position against Greg Monroe #10 of the Detroit Pistons on November 1, 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 Allen Einstein/NBAE via Getty Images)

Joe Johnson Torches Pistons As Nets Spoil Home-Opener, 102-90

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.

97.1 The Ticket–11/01/2014

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