DETROIT -- Nick Minnerath had 22 points and eight rebounds Monday night to lead Detroit to an 81-64 victory over Alabama State.
Minnerath and Howard each connected on four 3-pointers. The Titans shot 58 percent in the second half and led most of the half by double figures.
Joshua Freelove and Shawntez Patterson scored 14 points apiece for the Hornets (0-7). Denzell McDaniel had 11 points and Luther Page had 10 points and nine rebounds for Alabama State. The Hornets shot 49 percent for the game while Detroit finished at 40 percent, but the Titans made 19 free throws to six for Alabama State.
Detroit led 39-36 at halftime.
Mike Krzyzewski says he has good reason to be excited for next season thanks to a combination of Duke's incoming freshmen and a core of experienced upperclassmen.
Georgia guard Juwan Parker has been awarded a medical redshirt, leaving him with two years of eligibility, after missing the 2015-16 season with a partially torn Achilles tendon.
Forward Trevon Bluiett has withdrawn from consideration from the NBA draft and will return to Xavier for his junior season.