Detroit Mercy Titans men's basketball

The Detroit Mercy Titans men's basketball team is the college basketball team that represents the University of Detroit Mercy in Detroit, Michigan, and competes in NCAA Division I men's basketball as a member of the Horizon League. Traditionally, the Titans have been a fairly strong "mid-major" program, advancing to the Sweet Sixteen in 1977 and to the Round of 32 twice during the 1990s. The Titans are currently coached by Mike Davis, who was hired on June 5, 2018.[2] The Titans play their home games at Calihan Hall on the school's Detroit campus.

Detroit Mercy Titans
2019–20 Detroit Mercy Titans men's basketball team
UniversityUniversity of Detroit Mercy
Head coachMike Davis (2nd season)
ConferenceHorizon League
LocationDetroit, Michigan
ArenaCalihan Hall
(Capacity: 8,295)
NicknameTitans
ColorsRed, White, and Blue[1]
              
Uniforms
Home
Away
NCAA Tournament Sweet Sixteen
1977
NCAA Tournament Round of 32
1962, 1977, 1998, 1999
NCAA Tournament Appearances
1962, 1977, 1979, 1998, 1999, 2012
Conference Tournament Champions
1994, 1999, 2012
Conference Regular Season Champions
1998, 1999

Season by season records

  • NOTE: The Titans did not field a basketball team in 1907–08 and 1908–09.
SeasonTeamOverall recordPct.Conf. recordPostseason
Independent
1905–06Detroit3–1.750
1906–07Detroit1–3.250
1909–10Detroit2–3.400
1910–11Detroit6–01.000
1911–12Detroit6–5.545
1912–13Detroit13–01.000
1913–14Detroit6–3.667
1914–15Detroit3–5.375
1915–16Detroit7–3.700
1916–17Detroit5–4.556
1917–18Detroit13–5.722
1918–19Detroit4–5.444
1919–20Detroit12–7.632
1920–21Detroit10–8.556
1921–22Detroit2–13.133
1922–23Detroit9–7.563
1923–24Detroit9–8.529
1924–25Detroit6–6.500
1925–26Detroit13–6.684
1926–27Detroit8–9.471
1927–28Detroit11–4.733
1928–29Detroit4–11.267
1929–30Detroit10–9.526
1930–31Detroit10–9.526
1931–32Detroit8–8.500
1932–33Detroit12–5.706
1933–34Detroit7–8.467
1934–35Detroit4–10.286
1935–36Detroit12–5.706
1936–37Detroit11–5.688
1937–38Detroit16–4.800
1938–39Detroit15–5.750
1939–40Detroit14–9.609
1940–41Detroit11–10.524
1941–42Detroit13–8.619
1942–43Detroit15–5.750
1943–44Detroit13–7.650
1944–45Detroit8–12.400
1945–46Detroit15–8.652
1946–47Detroit12–13.480
1947–48Detroit7–15.318
1948–49Detroit12–10.545
Missouri Valley Conference
1949–50Detroit20–6.7697–5
1950–51Detroit17–14.5487–7
1951–52Detroit14–12.5384–6
1952–53Detroit12–14.4624–6
1953–54Detroit11–17.3931–9
1954–55Detroit15–11.5772–8
1955–56Detroit13–12.5203–9
1956–57Detroit11–15.4235–9
Independent
1957-58 Detroit13–12.520
1958–59Detroit11–14.440
1959–60Detroit20–7.741NIT 1st Round
1960–61Detroit18–9.667NIT 1st Round
1961–62Detroit15–12.556NCAA 1st Round
1962–63Detroit14–12.538
1963–64Detroit14–11.560
1964–65Detroit20–8.714NIT Quarterfinals
1965–66Detroit17–8.680
1966–67Detroit10–15.400
1967–68Detroit13–12.520
1968–69Detroit16–10.615
1969–70Detroit7–18.280
1970–71Detroit14–12.538
1971–72Detroit18–6.750
1972–73Detroit16–9.640
1973–74Detroit17–9.654
1974–75Detroit17–9.654
1975–76Detroit19–8.704
1976–77Detroit26–3.897NCAA Sweet Sixteen
1977–78Detroit25–4.862NIT Quarterfinals
1978–79Detroit22–6.786NCAA 1st Round
1979–80Detroit14–13.519
Midwestern City Conference
1980–81Detroit9–18.3331–5
1981–82Detroit10–17.3706–6
1982–83Detroit12–17.4146–8
1983–84Detroit8–20.2864–10
Midwestern Collegiate Conference
1984–85Detroit16–12.5718–6
1985–86Detroit14–15.4837–5
1986–87Detroit7–21.2502–10
1987–88Detroit7–23.2332–8
1988–89Detroit7–21.2504–8
1989–90Detroit10–18.3573–11
1990–91Detroit9–19.3212–12
1991–92Detroit 12–17.4141–9
1992–93Detroit Mercy15–12.5567–7
1993–94Detroit Mercy16–13.5525–5
1994–95Detroit Mercy13–15.4649–5
1995–96Detroit Mercy18–11.6218–8
1996–97Detroit Mercy16–13.55211–5
1997–98Detroit Mercy25–6.80212–2NCAA 2nd Round
1998–99Detroit Mercy25–6.80212–2NCAA 2nd Round
1999–2000Detroit Mercy20–12.6258–6
2000–01Detroit Mercy25–12.67610–4NIT 4th place
Horizon League
2001–02Detroit Mercy18–13.58111–5NIT Opening Round
2002–03Detroit Mercy18–12.6009–7
2003–04Detroit Mercy19–11.63310–6
2004–05Detroit Mercy14–16.4679–7
2005–06Detroit Mercy16–16.5008–8
2006–07Detroit Mercy11–19.3676–10
2007–08Detroit Mercy7–23.2333–15
2008–09Detroit Mercy7–23.2332–16
2009–10Detroit Mercy20–14.5889–9
2010–11Detroit Mercy17–16.51510–8
2011–12Detroit Mercy22–13.62911–7NCAA 2nd Round
2012–13Detroit Mercy20–13.60612–4NIT 1st Round
2013–14Detroit Mercy13–19.4066–10
2014–15Detroit Mercy15–18.4557–9
2015–16Detroit Mercy16–15.5169–9
2016–17Detroit Mercy8–23.2585–12 (.294)
2017–18Detroit Mercy8–24.2504–14 (.222)
Totals1,394–1,168.544

Postseason

NCAA Tournament results

The Titans have appeared in six NCAA Tournaments. Their combined record is 3–6.

Year Seed Round Opponent Result
1962First RoundWestern KentuckyL 90–81
1977First Round
Sweet Sixteen
Middle Tennessee State
Michigan
W 93–76
L 86–81
1979#7First Round#10 LamarL 95–87
1998#10First Round
Second Round
#7 St. John's
#2 Purdue
W 66–64
L 80–65
1999#12First Round
Second Round
#5 UCLA
#4 Ohio State
W 56–53
L 75–44
2012#15Second Round#2 KansasL 65–50

NIT Results

The Titans have appeared in seven National Invitation Tournaments. Their combined record is 5–8.

Year Round Opponent Result
1960First RoundVillanovaL 88–86
1961First RoundHoly CrossL 86–82
1965First Round
Quarterfinals
La Salle
NYU
W 93–86
L 87–76
1978First Round
Quarterfinals
VCU
North Carolina State
W 94–86
L 84–77
2001First Round
Second Round
Quarterfinals
Semifinals
3rd Place Game
Bradley
Connecticut
Dayton
Alabama
Memphis
W 68–49
W 67–61
W 59–42
L 74–63
L 86–71
2002Opening RoundDaytonL 80–69
2013First RoundArizona StateL 83–68

Titans in the National Basketball Association

22 Detroit alumni have gone on to play in the NBA. They include:

In the late seventies, Coach Dick Vitale led the Titans to two NCAA tournament appearances before heading the Detroit Pistons and later embarking on a broadcasting career that would put him in the Basketball Hall of Fame.

Alumni who played in the NBA G League:

References

  1. "University of Detroit Mercy Brand Standards Guide" (PDF). September 15, 2016. Retrieved September 23, 2016.
  2. "Mike Davis hired by Detroit Mercy; press conference Thursday". Detroit News. Retrieved 2018-06-13.


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