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

26 points.

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.