Game To Be Broadcast On ESPN+
From A UDM Press Release
DETROIT (2/19/2020) — The University of Detroit Mercy men’s basketball team will host its final two home games of the regular season this week starting with Green Bay on Friday, Feb. 21, at Calihan Hall.
Game time is set for 7 p.m. and will be broadcast on ESPN+ with Jeremy Otto and Earl Cureton providing the action as well as over the air on 910 AM Superstation with the Voice of the Titans Dan Hasty calling all the action.
The Titans will look to end a five-game slide and move upwards in the standings, while keeping Green Bay at bay in the middle of the pack.
Sophomore Antoine Davis continues to be one of the top scorers in the country ranking sixth in Division I and leading the Horizon League in scoring at 23.2 points per game, while his 5.07 assists per game in conference play is tied for the HL best.
Tickets start at just $10 and can be purchased at DetroitTitans.com/tix.
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Two Worlds Collide As Titans Host Oakland In #MetroSeries Tussle On Friday At 7 PM
January 30, 2020
From a UDM press release
DETROIT (1/30/2020) — Winners of two in a row and three of the last four, the University of Detroit Mercy men’s basketball team will look to keep up its hot play and get a win over its archrivals as the Titans meet Oakland on Friday night, Jan. 31.
Game time is set for 7 p.m., on Dick Vitale Court in Calihan Hall and will be broadcast live on ESPN3 and locally on WADL-38 with Jeremy Otto and Earl Cureton on the call as well as over the air on 910 AM Superstation with Dan Hasty providing the action.
This is the 41st year of the Horizon League (1979-80) and the 40th with Detroit Mercy as a member. The Titans are the eldest program in the league, while Oakland joined the conference in 2013-14.
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Detroit Mercy and Oakland also branded the annual rivalry called the #MetroSeries in 2014 as all the sports which compete in the Horizon League battle for points towards the end of the year standings.
The Titans swept their competition last weekend with wins over IUPUI and UIC and have three wins in their last four games with a win at Milwaukee in that span.
Sophomore Antoine Davis ranks fourth in the country and leads the Horizon League in scoring at 23.3 points per game and has netted 14 games with 20 or more points and four 30-point outings on the year, while sophomore Chris Brandon is averaging 10.0 ppg., and 11.9 rpg., in HL play, shooting 75.9 % (41-of-54) from the field with three double-doubles.
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Detroit Mercy Men’s Basketball To Retire Earl “The Twirl” Cureton’s Jersey On Jan. 23
January 04, 2020
Re-posted from a U-D Mercy Press Release
DETROIT (1/3/2020) — One of the greats in Titan history will see his jersey hang from the historic Calihan Hall rafters as the University of Detroit Mercy Department of Athletics has announced that Earl “The Twirl” Cureton’s jersey will be retired on Jan. 23.
The men’s basketball team will face IUPUI that day in a 7 p.m. tip and Cureton’s jersey’s ceremony will take place at halftime.
“This is a long time coming to honor Earl with this great moment of appreciation for everything he has done, as a Titan, as a professional and, more importantly, as a great member of the community,” said Director of Athletics Robert C. Vowels, Jr. “His career speaks for itself, helping get the Titans back to the NCAA Tournament and then as a member of two NBA championship teams, but his work in the community and his commitment to earn his college degree speaks to his high morals.”
A 12-year NBA veteran and a two-time NBA champion, Cureton suited up for the Titans from 1977-80, playing two seasons after sitting out following his transfer from Robert Morris. He helped U-D back to the NCAA Tournament in his first year as the Titans went 22-6, capturing wins over Oregon, Georgetown and Marquette before coming back to lead another winning season with 14 victories in his senior campaign.
He averaged 11.7 points and a team-high 9.0 rebounds with 1.3 assists, 1.1 blocks and 1.0 steals per game in 1978-79 and then topped the team in scoring (20.0) and rebounding (9.1) to go with 1.6 assists, and 1.7 blocks and steals in 1979-80. He is still 12th all-time in school history in career blocks with 79 – second when he graduated – and was inducted into the Titan Hall of Fame in 2007.
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Calipari Nets 20 As Titans Play Tough In Saturday Setback To Toledo
DETROIT (12/14/2019) — From Official Release
The University of Detroit Mercy men’s basketball team saw nine players score and played some inspired ball despite being shorthanded as the Titans fell, 80-72, to Toledo on Saturday at Calihan Hall.
The Titans played the game without sophomore Antoine Davis(flu) and senior B.J. Maxwell (arm).
Graduate senior Brad Calipari led the way with 20 points draining five more 3-pointers, a career high, while sophomore Willy Isiani had 11. Junior Dwayne Rose Jr. had 10 points and sophomore Alonde LeGrandfinished with six points, six rebounds and seven assists.
The Titans (1-9) led for a majority of the first half and 36-33 at the break. Detroit Mercy was then up 58-51 with when Toledo (8-2) went on a 17-5 lead to jump out in front.
A plethora of Titans would join in the scoring fracas as play was frenetic and fast-paced. Back-to-back blocks by sophomore Chris Brandon as well as a 3-pointer from Isiani put the Titans in front by seven 29-22 in the first half.
Detroit Mercy would then go on a 7-1 scoring run to close out the last three minutes of the first, making the score 36-28 before going into the break up three.
In the second, the Titans saw their lead dwindle down to one, but raised it back to eight on two occasions, the latest at 53-45 as Rose Jr. drove to the rim for a score with 13:28 on the clock. That is when Toledo started to make its run and eventually took the lead.
The Titans had just 10 turnovers and hit 13, 3-pointers, while going 11-of-13 at the line and handing out a season-high 15 assists. Brandon finished with two points, a season-high nine rebounds and a career-best four blocks.