As part of ESPN‘s 24-hour college basketball marathon, Detroit and St. John’s squared off from Queens in a rematch from a year ago.
In 2011, Detroit upset the Johnnies at home, but a return trip to New York City allowed the Red Storm to avenge their defeat from last season.
The Titans, who are lead in large part by junior sensation Ray McCallum Jr., are looking to qualify for the NCAA Tournament for the second consecutive season and a road win at St. John’s would’ve been a nice resume-builder.
Detroit controlled things for the most part during Tuesday’s afternoon showcase, but the Johnnies roared back to pick up a 77-74 victory.
The highlight moment came from Detroit forward Doug Anderson, who flushed down a one-handed transition slam off a missed jump shot. The 6-foot-6 forward finished the contest with eight points and nine rebounds, none more impressive than this tip slam:
McCallum Jr. led the way for the Titans in the loss with 21 points, but needed 23 shot attempts to do so.
Anderson had scored 25 points in Detroit’s season opening win against Northern Michigan, but was kept in check on Tuesday thanks to a record setting block performance by St. John’s freshman, Chris Obekpa.
While Anderson’s throw down highlights the best of the reel, Red Storm freshman JaKarr Sampson may highlight the worst, airballing this fast break lay-up attempt.
Detroit will look to get back on track this Saturday against Drake.
Paul Seaver is the College Basketball Network Manager at Rant Sports. You can follow him on Twitter: @TheArenaPulse