DETROIT -- Lexus Williams scored 11 of his career-high 22 points in the final 3:01 Wednesday night as Valparaiso held off Detroit for a 78-70 win.
LaVonte Dority added 20 points for the Crusaders (10-9, 2-2 Horizon League).
Bobby Capobianco's dunk with 5:35 to play gave Valpo a 62-50 lead, its largest of the game, before an 11-4 spurt by Detroit -- which was opened and capped by jumpers from Juwan Howard, Jr. -- pulled the Titans within 67-61 with just under 2 minutes to play.
Valparaiso made 9 of 12 free throws in the final 1:28 to seal the victory.
Jubril Adekoya finished with 11 points and nine rebounds for Valparaiso, which recorded season highs for both free throws made (36) and free throws attempted (44). Capobianco added 10 points.
Maryland point guard Melo Trimble, considered a lock to leave the program before struggling in the second half last season, has withdrawn from the NBA draft and will return for his junior season.
Louisville's Chinanu Onuaku, who recently underwent a medical procedure to correct a heart rhythm issue detected during the combine, will keep his name in the NBA draft pool.
Andrew White III will return to the Nebraska men's basketball team next season after removing his name from the NBA draft.