YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- DJ Cole scored 22 points with nine assists and six rebounds to lead Youngstown State to a 77-63 victory over Detroit on Saturday night.
Youngstown State led 28-26 at the break and extended its advantage to eight on a pair of strikes from beyond the arc by DJ Cole midway through the second period.
The Titans came within four with 9:30 left to play before Youngstown State's Ryan Weber and Bobby Hain combined for three 3-pointers for a 66-54 lead. The Penguins cruised through the final five minutes to the win.
The Penguins hit 54.5 percent from the field overall and sank 71.4 percent from the line.
Juwan Howard, Jr. led the Titans (8-12, 1-4) with 20 points and six rebounds.