DETROIT -- 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.