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The Pistons beat the Heat in Miami 93-92. Reggie Jackson led the Pistons with 18 points, while Stanley Johnson and Caldwell-Pope each added 14 for Detroit. Detroit has won three straight and 5 of its last 6 games to move to 17-and-12 overall. The Pistons are in Atlanta tonight.

College Basketball

Bryn Forbes scored a career-high 32 points and No. 1 Michigan State needed overtime to beat Oakland 99-93 on Tuesday night. Forbes hit seven 3s in nine attempts, including one in overtime that he celebrated by slapping hands with former Michigan State star Mateen Cleaves. Eron Harris added 27 points for the Spartans (13-0) who are off to the best start in school history. The Spartans trailed by as many as 15 points. MSU was playing its first game without leading scorer Denzel Valentine, who is out with a knee injury until sometime in January.

IPFW beat Western Michigan 89-86 in overtime on Tuesday night.

CMU beat Howard, 72-52.

KCC lost to Mid-Michigan Community College.

Michigan will host Bryant University tonight in Ann Arbor.

Red Wings

The Red Wings lost to the Devils 4-3. Goalie Jimmy Howard was pulled from the game after giving up three New Jersey goals in a two minute span in the first.

The Wings battled back on goals by Larkin, Green and Sheahan. The Wings are off until Saturday when they head to Nashville.

Boys High School Basketball

Battle Creek Central beat Muskegon Heights 52-49 last night at the Chuck Turner Holiday Classic. Dontell Hardy and Demetrius Craig each had 12 points for Battle Creek Central, as several Bearcat starters sat out the game for a second straight night.

Marshall Academy 75, Calhoun Christian 41.

Girls Basketball

Olivet 63, Michigan Center 46.

Pro Bowl

The Carolina Panthers lead the NFL with 10 players selected for the Pro Bowl. The Panthers are two wins away from a perfect regular season. Two Lions were selected to the game: Wide receiver Calvin Johnson and defensive end Ziggy Ansah.


The Lions host the 49ers on Sunday.

College Football

The Akron Zips downed Utah State 23-21 in the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl in Boise.

WMU plays Middle Tennessee tomorrow at noon in Nassau in the Popeye’s Bahamas Bowl on ESPN.