Detroit Mercy Titans vs. Washington St. Cougars Pick & Prediction NOVEMBER 25th 2022

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-11.5 -113

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-130

54
SCORE
96

Spending Thanksgiving on the road is never easy.

But at least Detroit Mercy standout Antoine Davis was still able to have dinner with family.

The Titans (3-3), coached by Davis' father, Mike, and assisted by Mike Jr., are scheduled to play Friday afternoon against Washington State in Pullman, Wash., not exactly a direct flight from the Motor City.

"To wake up every morning, coming in to work with your oldest son in the car and then coaching your younger son on the floor and working with him, it's a great blessing for us to be together," Mike Davis told The Wrightway Sports Network.

The younger Davis, the Horizon League's preseason player of the year, is 15th in NCAA Division I history in career scoring with 2,882 points, three shy of passing Houston legend Elvin Hayes. If Davis keeps up his current pace of 24.7 points per game, he would rise to No. 2 on the career list by the end of the season, behind only LSU's Pete Maravich (3,667).

Earlier this week, Davis broke the NCAA record with his 116th consecutive game scoring in double figures, surpassing the mark set by La Salle's Lionel Simmons (1987-90) and matched by Campbell's Chris Clemons (2015-19).

Davis extended that streak to 117 by scoring 26 points Wednesday in a 70-49 decision against visiting Charlotte, giving his father his 400th career victory. The elder Davis has coached at four schools, most memorably Indiana.

The Cougars (2-2) are coming off an 82-56 neutral-site victory against Eastern Washington on Monday in Spokane, Wash.

Jabe Mullins, a transfer from Saint Mary's, led Washington State with a career-high 24 points, making 8 of 11 3-point attempts.

That matched the number of shots Mullins put up from beyond the arc in the first three games of the season.

"I wasn't even worried about that, I just wanted to get the win no matter what it took," Mullins said.

Coach Kyle Smith said he hopes Mullins can remain a threat from long range.

"He might draw an even more dedicated defender, which makes the other four guys better," Smith said

--Field Level Media

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Detroit Mercy Titans
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76
Washington St. Cougars
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Detroit Mercy Titans
65
76
Washington St. Cougars

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Detroit Mercy Titans vs. Washington St. Cougars Recap NOV 25TH 2022

Jabe Mullins scored a game-high 22 points as Washington State broke a school record with 19 3-point field goals Friday afternoon in a 96-54 nonconference victory against visiting Detroit Mercy in Pullman, Wash.

The Cougars (3-2 overall) also clamped down defensively on Antoine Davis, one of the top scorers in NCAA history.

Davis extended his NCAA-record streak of scoring in double-digits to 118 games, with 15 points on 6-for-19 shooting. Earlier in the week, Davis broke the mark of 116 set by La Salle's Lionel Simmons (1987-90) and matched by Campbell's Chris Clemons (2015-2019).

Davis also moved into 14th place in NCAA Division I in career scoring, surpassing Houston legend Elvin Hayes (1966-68). Davis has 2,897 points and - if he maintains his current pace (23.3 points a game) - would rise to No. 2 on the career list by the end of the season, trailing only LSU's Pete Maravich.

Mullins, a transfer from Saint Mary's, made 6 of 8 from 3-point range to lead four Cougars in double-figure scoring. On Monday, he scored a career-high 24 points in an 82-56 victory over Eastern Washington when he made 8 of 11 from beyond the arc.

TJ Bamba and Justin Powell, a transfer from Tennessee, added 18 and 17 points. Bamba was 4-for-5 on 3s and Powell was 4-for-6. Powell added a game-high seven assists and grabbed six rebounds.

Mouhamed Gueye had 10 points and a game-high eight rebounds for WSU. Teammates DJ Rodman, Kymany Houinsou and Mael Hamon-Crespin scored nine points apiece.

Jayden Stone led the Titans (3-4) with 20 points.

WSU opened the game with a 13-2 run, capped by a pair of Mullins 3-pointers.

Davis missed his first four shots before sinking a trey with 11:15 left in half to pull the Titans within 24-10.

But the Cougars steadily pulled away, with Powell making a 3-pointer at the buzzer to give WSU a 56-23 lead at the half.

Washington State extended the lead to 49 points, 96-47, with a little more than two minutes remaining before Detroit Mercy closed with a 7-0 run.

The Cougars shot 60.7% from the field (34 of 56), including 65.5% (19 of 29) from beyond the arc, while limiting the Titans to 38.3% shooting (18 of 47).

--Field Level Media

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