W Michigan 43

(1-1, 0-1 away)

Detroit 64

(1-1, 1-0 home)

    7:05 PM ET, November 24, 2003

    Calihan Hall, Detroit, Michigan

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    WMU 17 2643
    DET 32 3264

    Detroit 64, Western Michigan 43

    DETROIT (AP) -- Led by 12-point efforts from guard James Thues and forward Elijah Warren, Detroit Mercy opened its home schedule Monday night with a 64-43 victory over Western Michigan.

    Coming off an 11-point loss to Duke on Saturday, the Titans (1-1) bounced back on a strong shooting performance. Nine different players got into the scoring, hitting a combined 22-of-45 (48.9 percent) from the field.

    Detroit Mercy scored on its first three possessions of the game and never trailed, building a double-digit advantage midway through the first half.

    The Titans played tough on defense, holding the Broncos (1-1) to 17 first-half points. Western Michigan faltered on offense, shooting a dismal 28.9 percent (13-of-45) from the field.

    Western Michigan was led by center Mike Williams, who finished with 12 points.

    The Titans used a 14-0 run midway through the first half to gain a 32-17 edge by halftime. Detroit Mercy's first-half surge was propelled by 46.2 percent shooting from the field, led by Warren, who scored all 12 of his points in the opening half.

    The Broncos cut the deficit to 44-33 half way through the second, but that was as close as they got. Detroit Mercy then mounted an 11-2 run for a 55-35 edge.

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