The Lady Dogs (2-1) trailed by just three points at halftime, but shot 30.2 percent from the field after the intermission, as Detroit (1-2) pulled away, then held on.
Ashley Houts had 17 points, six assists and three steals to lead the way for Georgia. Angel Robinson added 14 points for the Lady Dogs.
NO. 1 CONNECTICUT 91, RHODE ISLAND 43
In Storrs, Conn., Tina Charles had 21 points and nine rebounds, and Connecticut extended the nation's longest home winning streak to 27 games.
Freshman Tiffany Hayes shot 7-for-9 from the field, scoring 17 points. Renee Montgomery and freshman Caroline Doty each had 14 points, while Maya Moore added 13 for UConn (3-0).
NO. 9 LOUISVILLE 65, XAVIER 55
In Cincinnati, Candyce Bing-ham scored 23 points to rally Louisville past Xavier.
Xavier's Tudy Reed led all scorers with 31 points, including six 3-pointers. Angel McCoughtry added 16 points for the Cardinals (3-0).
Louisville held Xavior's standout center Ta'Shia Phillips to five points. Reed kept Xavier (2-1) close by going 5-for-5 from 3-point range in the first half.
GEORGIA STATE 82, CLEMSON 75
In Clemson, S.C., Lele Hardy's game-high 32 points weren't enough, as Clemson fell at home to Georgia State.
Georgia State forced 28 turnovers in winning its opener.
With 11 points, Kirstyn Wright was the only other Clemson player in double figures.