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Detroit defeats Robert Morris 71-59

Nov 21, 2009 - 12:33 AM ALBANY, N.Y.(AP) -- Thomas Kennedy scored 19 points and had four steals in Detroit's 71-59 win over Robert Morris on Friday.

Kennedy had four of the Titans' 15 steals in the 2K Sports Classic.

In the first half, Detroit broke a 21-21 tie with six unanswered points. Eli Holman scored on a jump shot, Kennedy hit a layup and Xavier Keeling turned one of his two steals into a dunk for a 27-21 lead with 6:31 remaining before halftime.

Detroit built its lead to 39-31 at the half.

Holman finished with 14 points and Keeling had 13, including making 9 of 12 free throws.

The Titans led by as many as 13 points, 71-57, on two free throws by Kennedy with 1:01 to play.

Rob Robinson was one of two players in double figures for the Colonials (0-3). Jimmy Langhurst tallied 10 points and eight turnovers for Robert Morris.