Wrightst 29 24 53
Detroit 31 27 58
Date of game: 1/4/2014

Recap: Detroit vs. Wright State

Detroit, MI (SportsNetwork.com) - Evan Bruinsma led all scorers with 17 points, and the Detroit Titans notched a 58-53 win over the Wright State Raiders in their Horizon League opener at Calihan Hall.

Anton Wilson added 12 points off the bench behind a 3-of-4 effort from the perimeter to help the Titans (8-8, 1-0 HL) notch their third straight win.

AJ Pacher and Chrishawn Hopkins shared team-high honors with 11 points apiece for the Raiders (9-8, 1-1), who entered the day riding a season-long four-game winning streak.

Neither team led by more than six in the first half, as Detroit took a slim 31-29 lead into the locker room.

The Titans made their move with a 10-0 second-half spurt. After rallying to tie the game with 3:21 to play, Wright State was held to just two points the rest of the way as the Titans scored seven straight points from the charity stripe down the stretch.

Detroit managed to win despite 36.4-percent shooting from the floor and 16 turnovers.

Game Notes

Illinois State rallies into FCS title game

If ever there was doubt about the Missouri Valley Football Conference being the top conference in the FCS, Illinois State provided a reminder on Saturday.

Lions clinch playoff spot

Landover, MD (Sports Network) - The Detroit Lions clinched a playoff spot on Saturday due to the Philadelphia Eagles' loss to the Washington Redskins.

Giants acquire McGehee from Marlins

The San Francisco Giants have acquired infielder Casey McGehee from the Miami Marlins in exchange for minor league pitchers Kendry Flores and Luis Castillo.

Anthony to play in Knicks-Suns tilt

New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony will play in Saturday's game against the Phoenix Suns after sitting out the team's previous outing due to soreness in his left knee.

Vancouver's Hansen collapses on bench

Vancouver Canucks forward Jannik Hansen collapsed on the bench during the second period of Saturday's game against the Calgary Flames and had to be helped to the locker room.

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