Detroit Titans guard Ray McCallum (3) shoots the ball over Valparaiso Crusaders forward Richie Edwards (0) during the first half for the finals of the Horizon League Championship at the Athletics-Recreation Center. Mandatory Credit: Mike DiNovo-US PRESSWIRE

SpartanAvenue congratulates Detroit-Mercy on NCAA berth

We here at SpartanAvenue wanted send out a warm an hearty congratulations to Detroit-Mercy, which defeated Valparaiso on Tuesday night in the finals of the Horizon League, 70-50.

It’s the first time since 1999 that Detroit has made the NCAA Tournament.

Everyone in Michigan has probably heard of Ray McCallum, the standout player from Detroit. He led the Titans with 19 points in the win.

As for the NCAA Tournament, Detroit will likely earn a 12 or 13 seed, which if you’re playing the Titans in the first round, that would be one tough game.

The last RPI update had the Titans (22-13 overall) ranked No. 138 with a schedule strength of 194.

Their best wins of the year came against Valpo on Tuesday and Cleveland State three days ago — both are RPI Top 100 teams.

The Titians do have 13 losses on the season, but they are 15-3 since Jan. 8, a run that started with a home win over Butler.

So long as the Spartans don’t see them in the Tournament, we say good luck, Titans.




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