Pistons blow 21 point lead, lose to the Sacramento Kings on the road

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The Detroit Pistons (20-42) couldn’t get it done on the road tonight, losing to the Sacramento Kings (26-34) 106-100. The Pistons started this game off on an 18-1 run and looked like they were going to run away with a victory here, but the Kings came storming back after being down by as many as … Read more

Five bold predictions for the Detroit Pistons entering the 2019-20 season

The Detroit Pistons are coming into the 2019-20 season with a sense of hope. Last season, the Pistons were eliminated from the playoffs after being swept 4-0 during their first round series against the Milwaukee Bucks. Some may argue that if Blake Griffin were healthy during the playoffs, the Pistons could have made things interesting … Read more

MUST SEE: Hield’s buzzer beater sinks Pistons, but was it legal?

The Detroit Pistons had their third consecutive victory within grasp, but lost it in the fourth quarter culminating in a miraculous buzzer-beating shot from Sacramento Kings shooting guard Buddy Hield. With 3.4 seconds remaining and Detroit leading by a point, Hield took an in-bounds pass from Bogdan Bogdanovic. He bobbled the initial pass, took one … Read more

Buddy Hield beats out Denzel Valentine to win the Men’s Wooden Award

With the curtains coming down on another spectacular and exciting college basketball season, it is time to hand out some hardware. On Friday, ESPN hosted the College Basketball Awards Show in Los Angeles. The biggest award that was being dished out was the John R. Wooden Award, which goes to the nation’s best player for … Read more

2016 Final Four Preview

2016 Men’s Final Four Where: NRG Stadium – Houston, TX When: Saturday, April 2nd Tip-off: Approx. 6:09 p.m. ET on TBS (second game @ approx. 8:49 p.m. ET)   GAME 1 – VILLANOVA WILDCATS vs OKLAHOMA SOONERS Villanova 33-5 (16-2 Big East) Final Four appearances: 5th (first since 2009) Tournament appearances: 36th (fourth straight) Oklahoma … Read more

Denzel Valentine headlines AP All-American First-team

Only four teams remain standing in the college basketball world, which means a lot of hardware and honors are going to be handed out in the next couple weeks. On Tuesday, the Associated Press named their All-American teams. Two players were unanimous selections for First-team, one of which was Michigan State senior Denzel Valentine. AP All-America … Read more

Denzel Valentine named as finalist for Naismith Trophy

Although Denzel Valentine will fall short of his ultimate goal to bring a national title to Michigan State University, the senior guard may still receive some personal hardware before it’s all said and done. Valentine was named one of the four finalists for the Naismith Trophy on Sunday, an award that honors the top player … Read more

Denzel Valentine wins USA Today ‘Player of the Year’

One Monday, the first day after the conclusion of the 2015-16 regular season, Michigan State Spartans senior Denzel Valentine racked up a couple of prestigious honors. He was named the Big Ten ‘Player of the Year’ by the coaches and media and was a unanimous selection for First-team All-Big Ten. He also earned First-team All-American honors from … Read more

Conference Tournament Preview – Big XII

[tps_header]The Big XII was by far the best conference in America this year. Six teams in the conference are ranked in the AP Top 25, eight teams have winning records and seven of those teams are likely to get into the NCAA tournament. Players like Buddy Hield, Wayne Selden Jr., Perry Ellis, Georges Niang, and … Read more

Denzel Valentine named USA Today First-Team All-American

The 2015-16 season was the year of the senior. USA Today released their list for the All-American teams Monday. Of the fifteen players represented on the three teams, nine of them were seniors. These players included Denzel Valentine, Buddy Hield, Yogi Ferrell, and Malcolm Brogdon amongst the senior class. The Big Ten, ACC, SEC, and Big … Read more

Making a case for Denzel Valentine as ‘Player of the Year’

NOTE: The views expressed in this EDITORIAL do not necessarily reflect the views of Detroit Sports Nation or a majority of its writers and should not be misconstrued as such. The views contained within are the views of the author and the author alone.   It’s very rare in this day and age of college … Read more

Spartans listed as 12/1 odds to win CBB title, Valentine a favorite for POY

The Michigan State Spartans and head basketball coach Tom Izzo had this week off and will be taking the court again on Saturday when they travel to Ann Arbor to face hated rival Michigan in the Crisler Center (2 p.m. ET on CBS). Since their three-game losing skid in mid-January, Izzo and company have won three straight … Read more

Sweet 16 Preview: Michigan State rumbles with Oklahoma

Another installment of March Madness is well underway and yet again, Michigan State Spartans find themselves in the second weekend of the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament. In other news, the sky is blue and the grass is green.

Tom Izzo and company will take the court on Friday against the Oklahoma Sooners (10:07 p.m., TBS) as the two teams battle for an appearance in the Elite Eight.

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