5 possibilities for Pistons’ pick at No. 5
Detroit Pistons general manager Troy Weaver will have multiple viable options with the fifth pick in tonight’s draft (8 p.m., ABC, ESPN). The Pistons, chances are, will pick either Keegan Murray, Jaden Ivey, Bennedict Mathurin, Shaedon Sharpe or Dyson Daniels. Here are the five most likely possibilities for the Pistons at No. However, his offensive game is still developing, and the Pistons might not have the luxury to use the fifth pick on aplayer who won’t be an immediate viable scoring option. However, his offensive game is still developing, and the Pistons might not have the luxury to use the fifth pick on a player who won’t be an immediate viable scoring option.mlive.com
NBA Draft 2022: Pistons trade Jerami Grant and our experts have a new prediction for the No. 5 pick
The Detroit Pistons were the first team to make a major move around the 2022 NBA Draft, and although it came a day early, they will have some serious draft decisions on Thursday night. Betting Market Best bet for 2022 NBA Draft Detroit Pistons First Pick Keegan Murray (+130)DraftKings Sportsbook will match new users first deposit for up to $1,000! Click here to register a new account and claim your bonus before Thursday’s NBA Draft! 2022 NBA Draft: Detroit Pistons first pick odds at DraftKings SportsbookDraftKings Sportsbook released odds earlier this week around Detroit’s first overall pick, and Keegan Murray was the odds-on-favorite at -175. 2022 NBA Draft Detroit Pistons first pick prediction: Keegan Murray (+130)Earlier this week, we outlined why the Pistons would select Shaedon Sharpe with the No.mlive.com
NBA Draft live updates: Pistons pick at No. 5, Michigan and Michigan State have draft hopefuls
Note: Refresh this page throughout Wednesday night to see live updates from the NBA DraftWill the Pistons pick Keegan Murray, Jaden Ivey or someone else at No. 5 in the draft? Or will Troy Weaver pull off a trade that alters Detroit’s draft board?mlive.com
Defensive-minded Dyson Daniels could be viable option for Pistons
An Australian who played for the G League Ignite, Daniels has guard skills in a 6-8 frame that eventually could enable him to play power forward. “There are so many different roles I can play,” Daniels, 19, said. But if the Kings pass on 6-4 shooting guard Jaden Ivey of Purdue, he could be Detroit’s pick. Shaedon Sharpe, a 6-5 shooting guard rated by many as the No. Bennedict Mathurin, a 6-6 shooting guard from Arizona, is likely to be available at No.mlive.com
NBA Draft 2022: Odds and predictions for the 5th overall pick by the Detroit Pistons
The Detroit Pistons did not have any luck at this year’s NBA Draft Lottery, as they shared the league’s worst record in the NBA last season. Betting Market Best bet for 2022 NBA Draft Detroit Pistons First Pick Shaedon Sharpe (+550)DraftKings Sportsbook gives new users a 20% deposit bonus when they register a new account! Claim this offer before the 2022 NBA Draft this week and you can use your bonus on the Detroit Pistons’ 5th overall pick. 2022 NBA Draft: Detroit Pistons first pick oddsDraftKings Sportsbook released odds for the Pistons’ selection at No. 2022 NBA Draft Detroit Pistons first selection prediction: Shaedon Sharpe (+550)The odds at most major sportsbooks indicate that the Detroit Pistons will likely select Keegan Murray with the 5th overall pick in the 2022 NBA Draft, but we predict the Pistons will select this year’s “mystery man” Shaedon Sharpe.mlive.com
NBA mock draft roundup: Murray, Ivey favorites among experts for Pistons at No. 5
The NBA Draft is now just one week away and things are starting to become a little clearer for draft experts. Shortly after the last month’s draft lottery many draft experts projected that the Detroit Pistons would select Shaedon Sharpe. Here’s what draft experts have projected the Pistons will do ahead of next Thursday’s draft. Pairing him next to Cade Cunningham could help ease the creation burden on the 2021 No. Sharpe, of course, gives the Pistons an athletic guard who can be a running mate for guard, Cade Cunningham.mlive.com
Iowa’s Keegan Murray would provide Pistons boost at both ends of floor
Keegan Murray described himself as a versatile player who feeds off a good point guard. The Detroit Pistons have one of the NBA’s best young point guards in Cade Cunningham, so maybe Murray, a 6-8 power forward from Iowa, would be a nice complementary piece. Murray averaged 23.5 points, fourth in the nation, and 8.7 rebounds while shooting 39.8 percent from 3-point range as a sophomore. He would provide an offensive boost for the Pistons, who ranked 28th in points per game and second-from-last in field-goal percentage and 3-point percentage in 2021-22. “I just want to make an instant impact in a winning way.”More: Breakout sophomore season could make Keegan Murray too enticing to pass upmlive.com
Detroit Pistons pick 5th overall in 2022 NBA Draft: Which player will they select?
The 2022 NBA Draft Lottery took place on Tuesday, and the Orlando Magic were the lucky winners of the first overall pick. 2022 NBA Draft Lottery first overall pick oddsUnfortunately for Detroit, the Pistons got the short end of the stick, as their odds to be awarded a top-four pick were -120 (more likely than not). 2022 NBA Draft - Detroit Pistons No. 5 pick prospectsWe covered the “Big 3″ of this year’s NBA Draft class when we looked at possible players Detroit could land prior to the NBA Draft Lottery. Unfortunately, luck did not go their way, as they dropped two spots to the 5th overall pick during Tuesday night’s NBA Draft Lottery.mlive.com
NBA mock draft roundup: Where do experts project the Pistons fall with lottery one week away?
So the Detroit Pistons don’t have to wait too much longer to learn their fate for the NBA Draft on June 23. In this mock draft, Danny Cunningham wrote that Smith would be the best fit because he is the best player in this year’s draft. In the video, O’Connor said, “(I picked) Keegan Murray seventh to the Detroit Pistons. I’m a Keegan Murray guy and I bet Cade Cunningham would be a Keegan Murray guy too, because of his shooting ability, he’s selfless. They wrote that since the Pistons took Cunningham in last season’s draft, they aren’t in need of a franchise player.mlive.com
NBA Draft Lottery: Does breakout sophomore season make Iowa’s Keegan Murray too enticing to pass up?
So if they do, one player that is likely on their radar is Iowa forward Keegan Murray. The 21-year-old had a breakout year during his sophomore season at Iowa becoming one of the Hawkeyes’ top offensive options. He ranked fourth in points per game (23.6); 32nd in field goal percentage (.555); and 45th in blocks per contest (2.0), as well as double-doubles (10). He scored 20 or more points 26 times and 25 or more points 16 times this season. Murray will be 22 when the NBA season begins in October and could fit in nicely alongside the Pistons’ young core.mlive.com
Mock Draft Round-Up: Detroit falls out of top 3, takes Keegan Murray
There are just over two weeks left until the Detroit Pistons find out where they will fall in this year’s NBA Draft. Should they do so, James Edwards of The Athletic sees Detroit taking Iowa’s Keegan Murray with the fourth overall pick. The Ringer -- Pick: 7 | Prospect: Keegan MurrayThis is the first mock draft that has projected that Detroit falls out of the top five. 3 pickNBA mock draft roundup: Duke’s Banchero favored among experts for Pistons at No. 3NBA mock draft roundup: Experts project Pistons take Gonzaga’s Chet Holmgrenmlive.com
Wisconsin’s Johnny Davis, Purdue’s Jaden Ivey declare for 2022 NBA Draft
More star talent is leaving the Big Ten. Wisconsin’s Johnny Davis and Purdue’s Jaden Ivey both announced their intentions to enter the 2022 NBA Draft on Thursday. The decisions come two days after Iowa sophomore Keegan Murray announced he would be entering the draft.mlive.com
Big Ten lands three players on AP All-America first team
Keegan Murray has given Iowa a first-team Assocaited Press All-American for the third straight year, and Kofi Cockburn has made it two in a row for Illinois — not bad for a couple programs that haven't had a whole lot of them. The Fighting Illini never had a first-team pick until Ayo Dosunmu made it last season when Cockburn was voted to the second team. Throw in Wisconsin's Johnny Davis and the Big Ten was well represented Tuesda on the AP's first team, which also included Kentucky big man Oscar Tshiebwe — this year's player of the year favorite — and Kansas guard Ochai Agbaji.news.yahoo.com
Big Ten Tournament championship game: Betting odds and picks for Iowa vs. Purdue
The Purdue Boilermakers will take on the Iowa Hawkeyes, and oddsmakers project this game to be very close, so it should be (fingers crossed) a tight one. Iowa squeaked past Indiana to get here thanks to a heroic last-second shot from Jordan Bohannon, while Purdue outlasted Michigan State. Let’s dive into our best bets for the big game:Purdue -2Several factors point toward Purdue being the right side here. Purdue won the game easily despite getting virtually nothing from big man Zach Edey, who has been a force recently. The last time these teams played, Iowa shot just 37.5% from the floor and Bohannon had only six points in 30 minutes.mlive.com
No. 24 Iowa routs Northwestern with record tourney showing
No. 24 Iowa celebrated Fran McCaffery's 400th game at the school with a memorable offensive performance. Keegan Murray scored 26 points, and the Hawkeyes broke Big Ten Tournament records for scoring, field goals and 3-pointers while running away from Northwestern for a 112-76 victory Thursday. Murray was 11 of 16 from the field and grabbed eight rebounds.news.yahoo.com
Once again after a big win, Michigan falls flat vs. Iowa
Michigan may need another win or two to make sure it was truly the last home game of the year. Michigan was coming off a resounding win over Michigan State on Tuesday, but as has been the case for a month, fell flat after the victory. Big Ten Player of the Year candidate Keegan Murray scored 23 points and made all four of his 3-point attempts. The lone loss in that stretch came against Michigan in Iowa City on Feb. 17 in which Michigan freshman Moussa Diabaté went off for 28 points. Murray scored the next four points before another Michigan push: Dickinson and Diabaté scored inside before Diabaté passed out of a double team for Jones’ wide-open 3.mlive.com
Monroe Man Arrested, Charged With Soliciting 14-Year-Old Girl Online
Christopher Pack, 33, was arrested on a three-count felony warrant after an undercover operation conducted by detectives with the sheriff's office Violent Internet Predator & Exploitation Response (V.I.P.E.R.) Task Force detectives.detroit.cbslocal.com
Michigan State’s late-season woes continue with lopsided loss to Iowa
IOWA CITY, Iowa – Michigan State is desperate to end this late-season swoon and turn its season around before the NCAA Tournament. The opponent and venue were different, but plenty else about Michigan State’s 86-60 Tuesday night loss to No. What could go wrong early for Michigan State did in a raucous Carver-Hawkeye Arena. Michigan State got out to a strong start to the second half with back-to-back baskets. Michigan State has just four games left to find its footing before the postseason, starting with a Saturday home game against first-place Purdue.mlive.com
How to watch Michigan State vs. Iowa: TV channel, tipoff time, live stream
Michigan State will be looking to spoil a party on Tuesday night. GAME INFORMATIONWho: Michigan State (18-8, 9-6) vs. No. WatchESPN | Hulu + Live TV | Sling | YouTube TVMajor Cable ProvidersComcast: Channel 32/202(HD) | StreamingSpectrum: Channel 34/773(HD) | StreamingDish: Channel 140 | StreamingDIRECTV: Channel 209 | Streaming* Channel numbers listed are for Michigan subscribers and may change by geographic area. This is the first meeting between Michigan State and Iowa this season. He became the first Michigan State player to score 20 or more points in a half since Kenny Goins did so in 2019.mlive.com
Michigan State hopes to get offense back on track during Iowa trip
But Michigan State hopes its offense gets on the plane, too, when it heads to Iowa for a Tuesday night matchup. Michigan State’s flagging offense has come into focus amid this stretch of four losses in its last five games. Their recent losses to Wisconsin and Penn State are among the least efficient offensively of the Spartans’ season. That’s been a familiar sight during recent games. He’s also hopeful that the improved recent play of his point guards will soon make for better offense.mlive.com
Michigan survives Iowa’s late flurry for key road win
He shot 12-of-15 from the field and grabbed eight rebounds, helping Michigan fend off Iowa’s late charge. Michigan had its largest lead, 78-66, with 3:25 left before Iowa’s 9-0 blitz made things interesting late. Iowa shot just 4-of-18 from deep and despite a hot start and strong finish, couldn’t put consistent offense together. After Diabaté missed the front end of a one-and-one at the foul line, Iowa’s Jordan Bohannon hit a 3 that reenergized the crowd and cut Michigan’s margin to 72-66. Michigan shot 18-of-23 from the line as a team.mlive.com
Tonight’s college basketball best bet: Michigan at Iowa
Michigan visits Iowa tonight in a big game for both teams as they jockey for seeding in the Big Ten Tournament. Michigan vs Iowa best bet: Over 151Based on the head-to-head matchup, we should expect to see a lot of points in this game. Michigan ranks 22nd nationally in KenPom’s adjusted offensive efficiency metric, while Iowa ranks 4th. The specific schematic advantage that Iowa’s offense has in this matchup is its fantastic transition offense. KenPom’s Thrill Score agrees that this is the best game on college basketball’s Thursday night schedule.mlive.com
How to watch Michigan vs. Iowa: TV channel, tipoff time, live stream, point spread
The Wolverines did not give it all back by losing to Ohio State two days later, but it was a setback. Michigan needs more wins to earn an NCAA Tournament bid, and there are no gimmes on the schedule. Michigan and Iowa will meet again on March 3 in Ann Arbor. Game InformationWho: Michigan Wolverines (13-10, 7-6) at Iowa Hawkeyes (17-6, 7-6)Where: Carver Hawkeye Arena (Iowa City, Iowa); capacity: 15,056When: Thursday, February 17, 7:05 p.m. ET (6:05 p.m. local; potential five-minute delay)Point spread: Iowa -6Tickets: HawkeyeSports.com ($20)Follow: Andrew KahnHow to WatchTV: ESPN (Brian Custer, Jon Crispin)Stream: Watch & DVR College Basketball Live | fuboTV: Stream live TV with ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC, ESPN & top channels without cable.mlive.com
Not rusty: Oregon soars past Iowa 95-80 into Sweet 16
Oregon players celebrate following a second-round game against Iowa. When another kink surfaced in the NCAA Tournament, the resilient, adaptable Ducks shook it off and soared. Chris Duarte scored 23 points and Oregon showed no signs of rust after a long layoff, beating No. 2 seed Iowa 95-80 on Monday to reach the Sweet 16 for the fourth time in the past five NCAA Tournaments. “We did and it was a lot of fun.”The Ducks' sweet offensive movements left the Hawkeyes (22-9) flailing, one game short of the Sweet 16 for the fourth time under Fran McCaffery.
Garza gets 21 points, No. 5 Iowa tops No. 25 Wisconsin 77-73
Iowa center Luka Garza walks off the court after an NCAA college basketball game against Wisconsin, Sunday, March 7, 2021, in Iowa City, Iowa. All rights reservedIOWA CITY, Iowa – It was Senior Day, but Luka Garza didn’t know he was going to have to give a speech. Minutes after the 6-foot-11 star scored 21 points and had 16 rebounds to lead the fifth-ranked Hawkeyes over No. 25 Wisconsin 77-73 Sunday, Iowa athletic director Gary Barta announced Garza’s jersey No. “Those two guys (Garza and Bohannon) were going to make sure we didn’t lose the game,” McCaffery said.
No. 10 Iowa wins 77-75 as free throws cost No. 14 Rutgers
Iowa guard Jordan Bohannon (3) shoots against Rutgers during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Piscataway, N.J., Saturday, Jan. 2, 2021. 10 Iowa, but otherwise, 14th-ranked Rutgers managed to stifle the Big Ten's top offense. Garza scored 15 of his 25 points in the second half and Iowa took advantage of Rutgers' abysmal free-throw shooting for a 77-75 victory Saturday. Rutgers (7-2, 3-2 Big Ten) has struggled at the foul line this season, hitting just 62%. “Wins and losses happen, but what we took away from today is we got to hit foul shots,” Rutgers guard Ron Harper Jr. said.
Garza, Nunge lead No. 3 Iowa past Western Illinois, 99-58
(AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)IOWA CITY, Iowa – Luka Garza and Jack Nunge came to Iowa in the same recruiting class. 3 Iowa stayed unbeaten with a 99-58 win over Western Illinois on Thursday night. “It’s been a long road for me — it’s been over a year since I’ve played a game,” Nunge said. “You can watch film all you want on Garza,” Western Illinois coach Rob Jeter said. Iowa led 48-26 at halftime before Western Illinois (0-1) reeled off an early second-half run to get to 61-46.