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Detroit Beats Toledo 79-73

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OMAHA, NE - MARCH 16: (L-R) Head coach Ray McCallum of the Detroit Titans talks with Ray McCallum #3 against the Kansas Jayhawks during the second round of the 2012 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at CenturyLink Center on March 16, 2012 in Omaha, Nebraska. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

OMAHA, NE – MARCH 16: (L-R) Head coach Ray McCallum of the Detroit Titans talks with Ray McCallum #3 against the Kansas Jayhawks during the second round of the 2012 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament at CenturyLink Center on March 16, 2012 in Omaha, Nebraska. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

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DETROIT (AP) — Jason Calliste scored 24 points to lead Detroit to a 79-73 victory over Toledo on Wednesday night.

Juwan Howard Jr. scored 16 points, and Doug Anderson added 10. Ray McCallum had 10 assists and eight rebounds for the Titans (3-4).

Detroit led 38-36 at halftime. Toledo would take a 42-40 lead early in the second hand off a layup by Rian Pearson. A series of ties and lead changes would follow until Anderson made a layup with 9:45 remaining, giving Detroit a 56-54 lead. Detroit went on an 11-point run to pull away from Toledo (2-6) and never trailed again.

Julius Brown, who was 8 of 12 from the field, led the Rockets with 20 points, five assists. Pearson finished with 19 points, and Matt Smith had 15. Nathan Boothe had nine rebounds.

This was the 51st meeting between Detroit and Toledo, with Toledo leading the series.

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