DETROIT (AP) — Ray McCallum had 21 points and six assists Saturday and Detroit defeated Akron 80-73.
Jason Calliste scored 17 points, Juwan Howard Jr. scored 15 and Nick Minnerath had 13 points and eight rebounds for the Titans (6-4), who were behind most of the way.
Demetrius Treadwell led the Zips (4-4) with 20 points and eight rebounds. Chauncey Gilliam had 16 points for Akron.
Akron scored the first 10 points of the game, but the Titans came back and only trailed 36-33 at halftime. Calliste was fouled trying a 3-pointer with 4:41 to play and made all three free throws to put Detroit ahead to stay at 69-68. The Titans closed the game on a 17-5 run.
Akron shot 54 percent from the field but Detroit made 26 free throws to the Zips’ 11.