Northern Kentucky defeats Detroit 91-83 behind Murray's 25
DETROIT (AP) Cole Murray scored a season-high 25 points, making 7 of 10 3-point shots before fouling out, and Northern Kentucky ended the first half of its inaugural Horizon League schedule Friday with a 91-83 defeat of Detroit on Spencer Haywood Night.
Murray, a 6-foot-6 junior, narrowly missed the career bests in points (26) and 3-pointers made and attempted (8 of 13) he set exactly one year ago in a loss at Stetson. Murray fouled out with two minutes left and Northern Kentucky (8-12, 4-5) protected its slim, 86-60 lead by making 5 of 6 free throws.
Detroit (9-11, 3-6) missed three 3-point shots in the last 16 seconds. Jaleel Hogan led with 17 points.
Haywood, the former NBA great, was the sixth Titans player to have his jersey retired.