Miller leads balanced Detroit Mercy past N. Kentucky 66-58
DETROIT (AP) — Justin Miller dominated inside with 18 points, six rebounds and five assists, led four players into double figures and Detroit Mercy topped defending Horizon League champ Northern Kentucky 66-58 on Friday night.
Antoine Davis added 17 points and six rebounds for Detroit (3-12, 1-1). Marquis Moore matched a season high with 12 points, Chris Brandon had 10 points and nine rebounds for the Titans. Detroit owned a 41-30 edge on the boards and scored 23 points off 15 NKU turnovers.
Adham Eleeda scored 14 points for the Norse (9-6, 1-2). Trevon Faulkner added 13 points, Jalen Tate 11. The Norse trailed by as many as 16 in the second half before Eleeda hit a pair of 3-pointers that sparked a rally that made it a 61-56 game late.
Tyler Sharpe, who was second on the Norse in scoring heading into the matchup with 16 points per game, was held to only 5 points (2 of 10).
Detroit plays Wright St. at home on Sunday. Northern Kentucky takes on Oakland on the road on Sunday.