Detroit holds on to beat Butler 65-61


Ray McCallum scored 20 points to lead Detroit past Butler 65-61 on Saturday.

Eli Holman had 13 points and a team-high seven rebounds and three blocked shots for the Titans, and Chase Simon added 11 points for the winners. McCallum scored 13 in the second half, in which Detroit led for the last 19 minutes though never by more than nine.

Butler had a chance to tie, trailing 62-59, but missed a pair of 3-point shots in the final 20 seconds. McCallum made a free throw and Donovan Foster made two to seal the win for the Titans.

Andrew Smith led the Bulldogs with 18 points, and Roosevelt Jones had 16 points and 12 rebounds.

Both teams are 13-12, 7-6 in the Horizon League. Detroit swept the season series, winning 76-65 last month at home, after losing their previous 10 games against the Bulldogs.

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