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Friday's roundup: Detroit opens with win over Rochester

Detroit News staff

Detroit — Anton Wilson had 20 points, four rebounds and two steals to lead Detroit to a 77-54 win over Rochester (Mich.) to start off the season on Friday night.

Juwan Howard Jr. finished with 16 points and five rebounds, shooting 6 for 13 to contribute to Detroit shooting 53.7 percent from the field as a team. Wilson hit four 3-pointers, while shooting 7 of 8 from the field

Nick Tatu had 21 points, on 7-for-11 shooting, including making 7 of 10 3-pointers, three of them coming in the final 2 minutes of the game. Paris Pereira had eight points and five boards for Rochester.

Detroit went up 7-5 early in the first half, and then pulled ahead in lieu of an 18-4 run, including six points from Howard. Detroit held a 45-20 halftime lead.

More state men

(At) Iowa State 93, Oakland 82: Georges Niang didn't waste time showing the 14th-ranked Cyclones what he can do as their No. 1 option, scoring a career-high 30 points with nine rebounds and five assists.

UNLV transfer Bryce Dejean-Jones scored 20 points and grabbed 11 rebounds in his debut for the Cyclones (1-0), who improved to 5-0 in openers under coach Fred Hoiberg.

The Cyclones built their lead up to as much as 20 after some early struggles and won comfortably behind Niang, who also became the 31st Iowa State player to top 1,000 career points.

Corey Petros had 25 points and Kahlil Felder scored 23 for Oakland (0-1), which was picked seventh in the preseason Horizon League poll.

(At) Eastern Michigan 64, St. Francis (Ill.) 52: Karrington Ward had 16 points and eight rebounds for Eastern. Raven Lee scored 11 and Anali Okoloji 10.

(At) Central Michigan 106, Alma 64: Blake Hibbitts scored 14 to lead five Central players in double figures. Chris Fowler finished with 12 points and 11 assists. Josh Kozinski and John Simons also scored 12 and Luke Meyer 11.

State women

Michigan roared back from a 37-26 halftime deficit Friday night and dominated the second half to beat visiting Detroit 76-57 in the season opener for both women's teams.

Shannon Smith scored 17 points and Katelynn Flannery 14 for the Wolverines, who started the saecond half with a 17-2 run and outscored the Lady Titans 50-20 in the second half. Nicole Elmblad and Cyesha Goree each had 10 points and 11 rebounds for Michigan.

Freshman Darianne Seward scored 17 for Detroit and Roseanna Reynolds had 17.

(At) Eastern Michigan 127, Kent State-Tuscarawas 40: Eastern set single-game records for points and margin of victory. Sasha Dailey had 31 points, nine steals and six assists for Eastern.