Holman's 20 guide Detroit past Loyola (Ill.) 80-71
DETROIT (AP) Eli Holman scored 20 points, leading five Detroit players in double figures, as the Titans beat Loyola (Ill.) 80-71 in the first round of the Horizon League tournament Tuesday night.
Third-seeded Detroit (19-13) won for the seventh time in eight games and will face sixth-seeded Youngstown State in the second round Friday night at Valparaiso, Ind.
Loyola shot 50 percent but committed 23 turnovers to Detroit's 22.
The Titans reeled off 12 straight points for a 26-16 lead with 5:36 left in the first half and did not trail again.
Updated February 28, 2012