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Greg Monroe #10 of the Detroit Pistons. (Photo by Issac Baldizon/NBAE via Getty Images)

Pistons Pounded By Timberwolves 105-82

A third quarter collapse cost Detroit as the Pistons fall to the Minnesota Timberwolves 105-82 on Tuesday night.

97.1 The Ticket–03/26/2013

AUSTIN, TX - MARCH 24: Head coach Tubby Smith of the Minnesota Golden Gophers reacts in the first half against the Florida Gators during the third round of the 2013 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at The Frank Erwin Center on March 24, 2013 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Minnesota Fires Coach Tubby Smith

Tubby Smith was hailed as a rescuer when he came to Minnesota from Kentucky in 2007, a championship-certified coach who would restore a once-proud program to respectability after it was brought down by scandal.

97.1 The Ticket–03/26/2013

Tomas Tatar #21 of the Detroit Red Wings (Credit: Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Wild 3, Wings 2

Damien Brunner and Pavel Datsyuk scored for Detroit, which has lost three straight for the first time since March 10-21 of last season.

97.1 The Ticket–02/17/2013

(Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

No. 12 Michigan State Beats No. 18 Minnesota 61-50

Gary Harris scored 15 points and Keith Appling added 14 points before leaving the game with an injury to help No. 12 Michigan State bounce back from a poor first half to beat No. 18 Minnesota 61-50 Wednesday night.

97.1 The Ticket–02/06/2013

PHOENIX, AZ - MARCH 22:  Head coach Tom Izzo of the Michigan State Spartans reacts in the first half while taking on the Louisville Cardinals during the 2012 NCAA Men's Basketball West Regional Semifinal game at US Airways Center on March 22, 2012 in Phoenix, Arizona.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Minnesota-Michigan St. Preview 2-6-13

Injuries are a concern for Michigan State, but having Gary Harris available may quell some worries.

97.1 The Ticket–02/06/2013

Head coach Tom Izzo of the Michigan State Spartans reacts during March 2012 game.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Minnesota 76, Michigan State 63

The Spartans held the Golden Gophers tight until the final minutes of the game but Minnesota went on to beat Michigan State 76-63 on Monday.

97.1 The Ticket–12/31/2012

(Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Michigan St.-Minnesota Preview 12-31-12

The Big Ten widely is considered the premier conference in the nation, with No. 11 Minnesota and No. 19 Michigan State among the league’s six ranked teams.

97.1 The Ticket–12/31/2012

Capital One Bowl - Alabama v Michigan State

Michigan State Beats Minnesota 26-10 For Bowl Bid

Le’Veon Bell patiently looked for openings before he trampled through Minnesota’s defense and dragged some of the Gophers with him.

97.1 The Ticket–11/25/2012

Toby Gerhart #32 of the Minnesota ViKings runs against DeAndre Levy #54 of the Detroit Lions in the second quarter on November 11, 2012 at Mall of America Field. (Andy King/Getty Images)

Vikings 34, Lions 24

Calvin Johnson had 207 yards on 12 catches, including a touchdown but the Detroit Lions fall short losing to the Minnesota Vikings 34-24 on Sunday.

97.1 The Ticket–11/11/2012

Calvin Johnson. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Johnson, Avril Return For Lions, Harvin Inactive For Vikings

For the Lions, star receiver Calvin Johnson (knee) and defensive end Cliff Avril (back) are active after being listed as questionable.

97.1 The Ticket–11/11/2012

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