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COLLEGE BASKETBALL Cotton keys Detroit to Horizon victory



Published: Tue, January 18, 2005 @ 12:00 a.m.



Wisconsin-Milwaukee knocked off Wright State.

ASSOCIATED PRESS

CHICAGO -- Brandon Cotton had 22 points and keyed a Detroit run late in the first half in a 70-53 win over Loyola of Chicago Monday in the Horizon League.

Detroit led 18-13 midway in the first half, but Cotton scored 12 points in the final 10 minutes of the half to give the Titans a 45-20 margin at halftime.

Detroit (7-8, 4-1 Horizon) has won five of its seven outings since Cotton became eligible earlier this season.

James Thues and Chuck Bailey had 10 apiece to reach double figures for the Titans. Bailey also led Detroit with 10 rebounds.

DaJuan Gouard led Loyola (4-13, 2-5 Horizon) with 16 points, with Majak Kou adding 15 and Blake Schlib 12.

Wis.-Milwaukee 71,Wright State 66

MILWAUKEE -- Ed McCants scored 14 of his 22 points in the final 4 1/2 minutes as Wisconsin-Milwaukee rallied from a late 11-point deficit.

After winning its past two games by an average of 26.5 points, the Panthers trailed 60-49 with 5:28 remaining, but finished with a 22-6 flurry to win their fifth consecutive game.

Boo Davis had 14 points and Adrian Tigert added 13 for Milwaukee (12-4, 6-1 in the Horizon).

Drew Burleson had 17 points and freshman Everett Spencer had a career-high 15 for Wright State (8-9, 3-3).

Milwaukee scored 21 points off Wright State turnovers, and the Raiders missed four-of-six free throws in the final four minutes.

Kent St. 81, IPFW 72

KENT -- Scott Cutley scored 22 points and Kent State made free throws when it mattered, holding off hot-shooting Indiana-Purdue-Fort Wayne.

The Mastodons (4-14) shot 55.1 percent from the field and made 13 of 27 from 3-point range, including three to trim a 75-61 deficit to 75-70 with 35 seconds remaining.

The Golden Flashes (11-6) hit six free throws to seal the win and finished 29-for-34 at the foul line.

DeAndre Haynes 16 points, five assists and five steals for the Golden Flashes.

Jason Edwin and Armon Gates each scored 13 for Kent State.

Peter Campbell led the Mastodons with 28 points and 10 rebounds.




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