Davis scores 27, Detroit Mercy holds off Milwaukee 79-73
Brad Calipari added 12 points on three 3-pointers and Willy Isani added seven points and a career-high 11 rebounds for Detroit Mercy (7-22, 5-11 Horizon League).
After Milwaukee (12-16, 7-9) built a 16-point lead late in the first half, Detroit reeled off a 22-4 run and grabbed a 54-52 lead six minutes into the second half when Calipari sank three free throws. Calipari buried a second-chance 3-pointer on Detroit’s next possession, followed by a Davis 3 and the Titans were off, building leads of as many as 14 points.
The Panthers surged back with an 11-0 run, cutting the gap to 75-73 with 38 seconds left. The Titans made four at the line and Milwaukee missed its last four from the floor.
Darius Roy had 19 points, six rebounds and six assists for the Panthers while Te’Jon Lucas added 13 points and eight assists. DeAndre Abram had 12 points and 12 rebounds.
Detroit matches up against Illinois-Chicago on the road on Thursday. Milwaukee plays Cleveland St. at home on Thursday.