Detroit Defeats Western Michigan, 67-56
KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) _ Terrell Riggs scored 13 points, including two free throws that put Detroit ahead to stay early in the second half, as the Titans downed
Western Michigan 67-56 on Thursday night.
Riggs also had a game-high nine rebounds for Detroit (8-3), which finished with an overwhelming 42-24 advantage on the boards.
The Broncos (1-8) took a 10-8 lead on the first of Robby Collum's two 3-point baskets with 13:24 left in the first half. The Titans, who did not go to the foul line in the first
20 minutes, fell behind by as many as eight points before cutting their halftime deficit to 24-20.
Collum's second 3-pointer gave the Broncos their last lead, 27-25, with 1:32 gone in the second half. Detroit's Darius Belin tied it with a layup with 16:09 remaining, Riggs
put the Titans ahead with two free throws with 15:36 to play and added a dunk 12 seconds later.
Detroit went on to lead by as many as 17 points.
Greg Grays added 11 points and Belin had 10 for the Titans.
Steve Reynolds and KC Cavette came off the bench to score 12 and 11 points, respectively, for Western. Cavette also had four steals.
E. Illinois Trips Up Buffalo, 73-66
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Henry Domercant and Kyle Hill combined for 52 points to lead Eastern Illinois to a 73-66 victory over Buffalo in the
first round of the South Florida Shootout on Thursday (Dec. 21).
The Panthers (7-3) will face South Florida (7-3), a 79-66 winner over Alcorn St. (2-7), in Friday's championship game.
Domercant matched a career high with 32 points for the third time this season. Hill had 20 points and Matt Britton added 13.
Eastern Illinois withstood 10 lead changes en route to a 38-30 halftime lead. The Panthers led by as much as 12 points, 54-42, seven
minutes into the second half. Buffalo (1-5) then went on a 17-6 run to trail only 60-59 with six minutes left.
The Panthers came back to score the next seven points, including five by Hill.
Jason Robinson led Buffalo with 17 points. Robert Brown, Damien Foster and Louis Campbell each had 13 points for the Bulls.