DETROIT (11/17/2020) — Two more non-conference foes will be on the docket for the University of Detroit Mercy men’s basketball team as the Titans will play in-state rival Michigan State and one of the favorites in the MAC in Kent State.
Detroit Mercy will travel to MSU on Dec. 4, while the Titans will tip against Kent State at 7 p.m. at home on Dec. 9.
The Titans and Spartans have not met since 2001 in the Preseason NIT in East Lansing, won by the green and white, 80-70. Detroit Mercy trails the all-time match-up 45-16, but these two programs have played some historic games with four-straight overtime bouts in the 80’s and a triple-overtime, 86-84 Titan win in 1996.
Meanwhile, despite being separated by just 200 miles, this will be just the seventh career meeting against the Golden Flashes, with KSU owning a 4-2 advantage, including a 92-57 win last year at home. The Titans are 2-2 at home in the series as Jon Goode’s three at the buzzer helped the red, white and blue take a 61-60 contest in 2007, while in 1976, Detroit Mercy tallied an 81-79 win in overtime.
The two games bring the non-conference tab to five as the Titans will head to Kentucky for the Bluegrass Showcase next week with games against Richmond on Nov. 25, host and nationally-ranked Kentucky on Nov. 27 and Morehead State on Nov. 29.