MADISON, Wisconsin (Ticker) -- Wisconsin responded to its first loss with some home cooking.
Devin Harris and Freddie Owens each scored 13 points as the 13th-ranked Badgers stretched their home winning streak to 16 games with a 68-42 romp over Detroit.
Wisconsin (4-1) suffered its first loss on Tuesday, dropping a 73-67 overtime decision at Maryland. The Badgers rallied from a seven-point deficit with 3:03 left in regulation before falling short in the ACC-Big Ten Challenge.
After allowing Maryland to shoot 48 percent, a season-high for an opponent, Wisconsin returned to its usual defense in stifling Detroit. The Badgers were especially tough on leading scorer Elijah Warren, who made 1-of-7 shots and scored three points.
"I didn't get too harsh after the game on Tuesday night and I don't get into the, 'Boy weren't we something' routine," Wisconsin coach Bo Ryan said. "So maybe it was the way Detroit was playing, maybe they had a game plan of take this away, that away, we never know, we just probe."
The Titans (2-2) missed their first seven shots and finished the game at 36 percent (15-of-42).
Harris, the Badgers' leading scorer, came off a career game at Maryland in which he nailed five 3-pointers and scored 24 points. He was more content to serve as a playmaker against Detroit, taking just seven shots and handing out nine assists without a turnover.
"I thought Devin did a great job at drawing their defensive double-team and drawing the help and finding the open guy," Ryan said. "He thinks like the head coach now when it comes to turnovers. Devin was a big key in controlling the offensive tempo."
The twist in offensive philosophy worked as Wisconsin shot a season-high 49 percent (23-of-47) and committed just eight turnovers. The Badgers also scored 20 points off 14 turnovers.
"We had a tough night out there," Titans coach Perry Watson said. "We couldn't get anything easy. We just got handled by a good team tonight."
Reserve Zach Morley collected 10 points and seven rebounds off the bench for Wisconsin, which recorded its second-highest point total, despite going without a basket for the final 6:39.
Detroit dropped its second game in as many meetings with a ranked opponent, falling at Duke in the season opener, 67-56. The Titans led through the first half of that one but were out of this game early in the second half.