NMU Men's B-Ball falls to Detroit

Courtesy of NMU Athletics

DETROIT, Mich. – The Northern Michigan University men’s basketball team played its final exhibition game of the season in Detroit on Friday (Nov. 9). The Wildcats were defeated 88-53 by the University of Detroit Mercy from Calihan Hall.

The Titans are an NCAA Division I team from the Horizon league and led the game from beginning to end, leading by as many as 35 points in the final minute. The ‘Cats trailed 44-23 at the half, and would get with only a 22 point margin the entire second half.

NMU was led by senior forward TJ Cameron with 20 points and eight rebounds. Cameron made three field goals from long range and was 3-for-3 from the charity stripe. Freshman guard Stephen Pelkofer finished with nine points on 3-for-3 shooting from beyond the arc. Junior center Scooter Johnson added eight points and eight rebounds. NMU shot 33 percent from the floor on 18-of-54 and made 8-of-13 from three-point territory.

For the Titans, Doug Anderson had 25 points, while Ray McCallum (22) Juwan Howard, Jr. (12) and P.J. Boutte (10) scored in the double figures. Anderson had a game-high nine rebounds. The Titans outrebounded the ‘Cats 40-36 and shot 48 percent from the floor.

The ‘Cats tip-off the regular season next Saturday (Nov. 10) against Finlandia at 1 p.m. from the Berry Events Center.