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COLLEGE MEN’S BASKETBALL: Oakland rallies past Detroit in first meeting in decade

| January 13, 2014 | Comments (0)

DETROIT  — A decade in the making.

Playing for the first time since 2003, Oakland University had the last laugh in rallying for a 77-69 victory over host Detroit Mercy in a Horizon League showdown.

Duke Mondy drilled a 3-pointer to tie the game at 68-68 and Travis Bader made another to give Oakland the lead for good, as the Golden Grizzlies closed out Detroit with an 11-1 run to pull away at Calihan Hall.

Juwan Howard, Jr. hit a jumper with 3:08 left gave Detroit a 68-65 lead, but it was the Titans’ final field goal of the night.

Detroit (8-10, 1-2 Horizon) led by eight at the half (33-25) and a Howard jumper pushed the lead to 10 points early in the second half. The Titans could not hold on as OU outscored Detroit, 52-36, in the second half.

Mondy scored 15 of his 18 points in the second half and was 4-of-4 from the line with a jumper in the final 19 seconds to secure the win.

Corey Petros led the Golden Grizzlies (7-12, 2-2) with 23 points and 13 rebounds. Bader and Kahlil Felder finished with 14 and 12 points, respectively, for Oakland.

Howard scored 15, Evan Bruinsma added 14 points and Matthew Grant chipped in with 12 points for Detroit, which shot 50.9 percent from the floor but only had one field goal in the final two minutes.

The Titans fell to 11-2 all-time against OU, which moved to a Division I school in 1998.

 

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