Anton Grady added 11 points for the Vikings (8-1, 2-0 Horizon), who won their third in a row. Six victories have come on the road.
Cleveland State was outshot, hitting 44.4 percent (24 of 54) to Detroit's 46.5 percent (20 of 43). But the Vikings held a 32-23 rebounding advantage, and the Titans made only 1 of 13 3-pointers.
Cleveland State got off to an 8-0 edge but did not take the lead for good until Charlie Lee sank two free throws to break a 24-24 with 5:57 left in the first half. The Vikings' largest lead with 14 in the second half.