Carlton Brundidge scored to give Detroit a 50-47 lead with 8:57 remaining. Green Bay scored seven unanswered points before Matthew Grant made both free throws to pull Detroit within 54-52 with 6:19 to play. But Detroit did not score again, missing six shots and committing five turnovers with just under 6 minutes to play.
Sykes was 5 of 17 from the field and made 11 of 12 free throw attempts. Carrington Love added 10 points for Green Bay (17-3, 7-0 Horizon League).
Evan Bruinsma scored 14 points and grabbed seven rebounds to lead Detroit (9-13, 2-5). Brundidge added 11 points and six rebounds for the Titans.
Florida State's student government has passed a resolution discouraging Seminoles fans from wearing Native American headdresses at games.
The second annual Gavitt Tipoff Games, eight games between members of the Big East and Big Ten to be played Nov. 14-18, will feature Villanova at Purdue in the opener.
Michael Lewis is leaving his assistant coaching job at Butler to take the same position at Nebraska under Tim Miles.