Detroit 82, James Madison 70
After building a substantial lead in the first half, Detroit
staved off James Madison for the 82-70 win on Saturday.
Detroit (17-12) made 15 of its first 19 shots to open an
18-point lead, but James Madison (11-18) found its stroke in the
final six minutes before halftime to trail 45-38 at the break.
Despite a drop in 20.6 percentage points in shooting from the
first half to the second half – 62.5 percent compared with 41.9
percent – Detroit’s bench play, which outscored James Madison 39-7,
enabled the Titans to win by a comfortable margin.
Jason Calliste led Detroit with 19 points, part of five Titans
in double figures. James Madison’s A.J. Davis led all scorers with
Detroit converted 85.7 percent (18 of 21) free throws compared
to James Madison’s 60.9 percent (14 of 23).
The matchup was part of the BracketBuster event.