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Detroit Titans in NCAA Bracket & 2012 Horizon League Champions

Titans go to NCAA 2012

The Detroit Titans won the 2012 Horizon League Championship, and headed to Omaha, Neb. as a No. 15 seed in the NCAA Tournament to face No. 2 seed Kansas Jayhawks in the Second Round (Midwest Regional).

Titans go to NCAA 2012

NCAA Post-Game

March 18, 2012

Titans go to NCAA 2012Bright future on the horizon for Detroit Mercy
Carlos Monarrez / Detroit Free Press
OMAHA, Neb. -- The Detroit Mercy basketball team got to the big dance this season, but that doesn't mean there weren't a few stumbles along the way.

Detroit Mercy has the pieces to build on success
Tom Markowski / The Detroit News
Omaha, Neb.— Detroit Mercy won at least 20 games for just the 12th time in school history this season and must replace four seniors, including two starters and the sixth man of the year in the Horizon League as it goes for a return trip to the NCAA Tournament next season.

March 17, 2012

No upset here: Kansas avoids No. 2 seed misfortune, swats away 15th-seeded Detroit 65-50
Associated Press/ Washington Post
OMAHA, Neb. — Ray McCallum and Eli Holman sat in their hotel room Friday afternoon, watching as No. 15 seed Norfolk State knocked off Missouri. When the two starters for Detroit got to the arena a few hours later, they learned fellow No. 15 seed Lehigh had also beat Duke.

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MEDIA: Brands use tourney's excitement to score sales
Titans go to NCAA 2012March 16, 2012
Dale Buss / The Detroit News
A table at the front door of the University of Detroit Mercy campus bookstore displays college paraphernalia Thursday. Campus bookstore manager Brenda Dubay says, “Anything with the Titans logo is moving: hoodies, hats, decals, flags, ...

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NCAA Pre-Game - UDM vs. Kansas

March 16, 2012

Titans go to NCAA 2012McCallums, Detroit Mercy ready to use Horizon League success against perennial NCAA power Kansas
Carlos Monarrez / Detroit Free Press
Detroit Mercy players -- led by coach Ray McCallum, center -- practice Thursday for their second-round showdown against No. 2 seed Kansas. / Orlin Wagner/ASSOCIATED PRESS By Carlos Monarrez Despite Kansas' lofty credentials, coach Ray McCallum says UDM ...

Former UDM stars recall Tournament glories
Tom Markowski / The Detroit News
As the outspoken leader of the 1998 and 1999 University of Detroit basketball teams, Alexander remembers fondly the proud tradition of the Jesuit school that won first-round games in the NCAA Tournament.

ESPN.com upset factor thinks Michigan may be at risk
Steve Schrader / Detroit Free Press
By Steve Schrader What chance do Michigan State, Michigan and Detroit Mercy have of being in on an upset tonight, good or bad? Not a gut feeling; put an actual number to it. Well, maybe you can't, but Peter Keating and Jordan Brenner can and do in ...

Titans go to NCAA 2012Jayhawks on Titans' dunk specialist Doug Anderson: 'He's a freak'
Carlos Monarrez / Detroit Free Press
Detroit Mercy's dunk specialist, Doug Anderson, is a human highlight reel and Kansas is preparing to limit his jams in tonight's second-round game of the NCAA Midwest Regional at CenturyLink Center. "I have seen a few of his dunks and he's a freak," ...

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Madness starts Friday for Michigan State, Michigan, Detroit Mercy
Bob Wojnowski / The Detroit News
Detroit Mercy is riding high since its tournament title game victory over Valparaiso, Michigan faces a tough opening test from Ohio, while Draymond Green and the Spartans must keep their focus. (Associated Press and Detroit News ...

Detroit Mercy's Eli Holman provides sizeable threat for Kansas
Terry Foster / The Detroit News
But tonight, you'll see what a difference Holman makes as he leads Detroit Mercy — the No. 15 seed — against No. 2 Kansas in the NCAA Midwest Regional. This is the tale of two Titans teams — one without Holman and one with him...

Titans go to NCAA 2012UDM dances out of wallflower status
The Detroit News
"I've never been on a bus this long in my life," gushed Gary Lichtman, a school spokesman who made the jaunt. "I've been seeing nothing but cornfields so I ...

March 12, 2012

At Detroit, Son Joins His Father for the Ride
Joanne C. Gerstner / The New York Times
DETROIT — Keri Gaither, the athletic director at the University of Detroit, apologized in advance for looking a little tired. Ray McCallum, the coach of the university’s basketball team, said he was not getting enough sleep, either. ...

For Detroit Mercy's father-son team, trip to the Big Dance feels like a date with destinyTwo McCallums lift KU's next foe, Detroit
Blair Kerkhoff / The Kansas City Star
High school junior prospect Ray McCallum sat in Allen Fieldhouse with other recruits such as Elijah Johnson and Xavier Henry and watched Kansas raise its 2008 NCAA championship banner.

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Selection Sunday

March 12, 2012

For Detroit Mercy's father-son team, trip to the Big Dance feels like a date with destinyFor Detroit Mercy's father-son team, trip to the Big Dance feels like a date with destiny
Detroit Free Press (front page)
The McCallums and the Titans helped UDM earn its first NCAA berth in 13 years by winning last week's Horizon League tournament championship. Now it's on to Omaha, Neb ... www.freep.com - .pdf file

Detroit Mercy excited to showcase its talent against perennial title contender Kansas: A Titanic challenge: Beating Jayhawks
Perry A. Farrell / Detroit Free Press
The ohhhs and ahhhs reverberated throughout Calihan Hall as the Detroit Mercy Titans learned Sunday that if they want to make a statement, they'll have to beat one of the most storied programs in the country, Kansas ...

March 11, 2012

Detroit Mercy faces No. 2 seed Kansas, long trip in NCAA Tournament
Tom Markowski / Detroit News
The ohhhs and ahhhs reverberated throughout Calihan Hall as the Detroit Mercy Titans learned Sunday that if they want to make a statement, they'll have to beat one of the most storied programs in the country, Kansas ....

#15 UDM Draws #2 Kansas
myFoxdetroit.com
The Detroit Titans have advanced in each of their last two NCAA tournament appearances. It will be tough for the Titans to pull off the feat again. Detroit was seeded 15th in the Midwest ...

Titans to Face Two-Seed Kansas in Omaha in NCAA Tournament
DetroitTitans.com
The Detroit Titans are headed to Omaha, Neb. as a No. 15 seed in the NCAA Tournament set to face No. 2 seed Kansas in the Second Round (Midwest Regional). The game is set for Friday, March 16 at 9:57 p.m. Eastern on truTV ...


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Titans Win Horizon League Championship

March 07, 2012

2012 Men's Basketball Championship Recap Men's Basketball
horizonleague.org/
Detroit seized control of the Horizon League Men’s Basketball Championship in the second half and never looked back in a 70-50 win over Valparaiso at the Athletics-Recreation Center

NCAA berth for Detroit Mercy a hard birthday present to top
John Niyo / Detroit News
Detroit -- So what did you give your father for his birthday? A tie, maybe? Well, Ray McCallum Jr. did you one better. He gave his dad a win. And not just any win, either.

Detroit earns Horizon League title, NCAA berth
Perry A. Farrell / USA Today
It was why he turned down offers from all over the country to play for his dad at Detroit Mercy and put the Titans back on the basketball map.

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Horizon League Final Game vs. Valparaiso

March 7, 2012

Titans go to NCAA 2012Valpo’s NCAA dream dashed by Detroit
Mark Lazerus / Post Tribune of Chicago Sun-Times  
VALPARAISO — It was all there for Valparaiso, all there for the taking — a return to the national stage, validation for a surprising season, the dream of every college basketball player in America.

March 6, 2012

Detroit Mercy will try to solve Valparaiso, make NCAA tournament tonight
Perry A. Farrell / Detroit Free Press
Bryce Drew knows what it's like to play and win in the NCAA tournament while being coached by his dad. Drew is still famous for "The Shot," his hook-and-ladder buzzer-beater in the 1998 Midwest Regional that upset Mississippi while he was playing for his father, Homer Drew.

NCAA Berth On The Line As Titans Aim For Third Horizon League Title
CBS Detroit
ON TAP - Detroit makes its first Horizon League championship game since the 2004-05 season after a thrilling 63-58 win over Cleveland State in the semifinals Saturday night. The Titans are gunning for their first NCAA appearance since 1999.

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