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I tell the players that they can’t relive any day in their lives and that they can’t relive the minutes of a game, so they should make a great effort, a Mount Everest type effort, to live up to their potential. Success is a communal type thing, and if we win, then everyone can be considered successful and we can move uptown together.

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Detroit Pistons tie NBA record for longest losing streak in a single season


The Detroit Pistons have tied the NBA record for the longest losing streak in a single season after marking their 26th consecutive defeat on Saturday night in Brooklyn, New York. With the 126-115 loss to the Nets Saturday, Detroit is now tied with the 2010-2011 Cleveland Cavaliers and 2013-2014 Philadelphia 76ers for the longest single-season record at 26 games. The 76ers hold the overall losing mark at 28 games, a dubious achievement that spanned two seasons. The losing streak started at the end of the 2014-2015 year and continued into the following season. The Pistons’ last win came on October 28, when they defeated the Chicago Bulls. The team’s record now stands at 2-27. "Losing is awful in this league and we’ve had a lot of it," head coach Monty Williams told reporters Saturday. "I’m proud of the way they just keep battling every night." When asked about how his team felt in the midst of the losing streak, Williams said it’s human nature to "feel down" when you lose "this many in a row."

2024 World Juniors Preview, Odds, and Predictions


As the 2024 World Juniors draws near, anticipation surges for one of the most thrilling hockey events of the season. This international tournament brings together the top U20 players from around the globe, with Gothenburg, Sweden serving as the battleground for the quest of 10 teams to claim the coveted world champion title.

Pistons fall to Nets, tie single-season record with 26th loss in a row


Pistons players sat in stunned silence in one corner of the locker room, stared blankly ahead in another. The worst stretch of basketball in their lives now ranks as one of the worst in NBA history. Detroit matched the league record for the longest losing streak in a single season, falling 126-115 to the Brooklyn Nets on Saturday night for its 26th straight loss. "None of us went through this, ever," center Isaiah Stewart said. "This is the hardest thing probably all of us went through, especially being in the pros."

Northwestern takes down DePaul 56-46 in defensive showcase


The Blue Demons swiped the ball from Buie coming out of the under-16 timeout, but Chico Carter Jr. couldn’t hit a shot from deep. ‘Cats reserves Justin Clayton and Blake Preston checked in with just over 14 minutes to go. Right on cue, Carter Jr. cashed a corner three over Clayton to make it a 9-7 lead for DePaul. With 13:18 to go, Buie sprinted down the floor but lost the handle yet again, forcing him to call an early timeout. Off the inbounds pass, Nick Martinelli hit a soft baby hook from the baseline to knot the game at 9-9. On the other end, K.T. Raimey nailed a three from the left corner off the bench for the Blue Demons. Langborg couldn’t respond from deep, but Martinelli grabbed the rebound and fought through contact for an and-one opportunity. He hit the free throw, making it 12-12. For DePaul, Carter Jr. slashed through the defense for an up-and-under layup. On the other end, Langborg let it fly for a deep shot from the right wing to put the ‘Cats up 15-14. A possession later, the ball rolled around the floor until NU corralled it and dished it to Martinelli under the rim, and he drew contact. No. 2 connected with a pair at the stripe to make it 17-14 midway through the half.

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The Northwestern Wildcats, with a current record of 6-1


The Northwestern Wildcats, with a current record of 6-1, face steep odds at +14000 to clinch the 2023-24 college basketball national championship, making them significant underdogs in the competition. Their upcoming game will be against the Detroit Mercy Titans, scheduled to take place at their home venue on Sunday, December 10th, at 2:00 PM ET.

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Fickell on Bryant Criticism and Pressure


"I think Dez got a lot of scrutiny from inside the program. Whether it was his freshman, sophomore, or junior year, and that was coming from him as well. After last week, I did feel like, 'oh, maybe I need to pay attention a little more.' Make sure I understand what our guys are going through. I did pay a little bit more attention, I grabbed him (Bryant) and just made sure he knows how much we appreciate what it is that he does." -Luke Fickell

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