Friday, January 14, 2011

Titans Continue Dual Season at Illinois State

Final Match Results (PDF Format)

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. — The men’s tennis team played its second match of the 2011 dual season and second contest in as many nights at Illinois State Friday evening.

Alex Latosinsky (Sarnia, ON/St. Christopher’s) was in the No. 1 position for Detroit and fell to Alexander Pelaez of Illinois State 3-6, 3-4 as the Titans fell by a 7-0 margin and 0-2 overall on the dual season.

Detroit will stay in Illinois for tomorrow’s match-up against DePaul that will start at 1 p.m.


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Women's Basketball Travels To Wright State

Game Notes

Horizon League Network & Gametracker Links

DETROIT -- The Detroit women’s basketball team returns to the hardwood on Saturday as UDM makes the short trip to Dayton, Ohio, for a match-up with the Wright State Raiders. Game time is set for 2:00 p.m., at the WSU Nutter Center.

Detroit (8-7, 2-2 HL) is coming off a tough 72-66 setback to Butler last Saturday, a game that saw Detroit cut a 12-point second-half deficit to just one in the last few minutes before the Bulldogs pulled away for the win. Sophomore Demeisha Fambro came off the bench to score a team-high 16 points in that game, while sophomore Dominique Dixon had 15 and junior Jalesa Jones added 12.

Wright State comes into the game at 9-6, 2-2 in conference play. The Raiders defeated Valparaiso, 90-67, last Saturday and used the long ball to do it as WSU connected on a school record 13 3-pointers.

Fans can catch all the action on the Horizon League Network as well as with a live stats feed through CSTV’s gametracker. A live game chat will also take place on the Titan BlogSpot (the link will be available on Saturday morning). All three links are located on top of the page.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Men's Tennis Opens Dual Season at Western Michigan

Final Match Results (PDF Format)

KALAMAZOO, Mich. — The men’s tennis team began its dual season with a tough match against Mid-American Conference foe Western Michigan at the West Hills Athletic Club in Kalamazoo, Michigan.

Detroit’s young team began its season against a tough Broncos squad falling 7-0. The Titans were unable to record a win in six singles’ competitions.

The Titan’s No. 3 sophomore pairing of Alex Latosinsky (Sarnia, ON/St. Christopher’s) and Pablo Nunez (San Jose, Costa Rica/Educacion Abierta) picked up an 8-5 victory over Kazuya Komada and Simon Blomberg of Western Michigan for the lone victory of the day for Detroit.

The next action for Detroit will be tomorrow evening as the Titans will face Illinois State University in Illinois and the action starting at 7:30 p.m.

Men's Hoops Prepares for First-Place Showdown with Butler

Date:  Jan. 14, 2011 - 9:00 pm
Location: Detroit, Mich.
Arena: Calihan Hall (8,295)
Series:  Butler leads, 43-27
Last year: BU, 2-0
*Butler 64, @Detroit 62 (ot) (1/10/10)
*@Butler 63, Detroit 58 (2/4/10)

The Detroit Titans welcome in rival Butler in a Friday night game on ESPNU.  The Bulldogs went 18-0 in the Horizon League last season, part of their 25-game winning streak en route to the NCAA Championship game.  Butler has already matched its loss total from a season ago (5).

The Bulldogs sit in a four-way tie for first place in the Horizon League along with Detroit, Valparaiso and Wright State.  BU went 2-0 last week, smashing Cleveland State (79-56) on Friday before sneaking past Youngstown State Sunday (84-79).  The Dogs are led by Preseason Horizon League Player of the Year senior Shelvin Mack (14.7 ppg) and big man Matt Howard (17.6 ppg).  Butler is just 2-4 in road games this season (3-0 on neutral floor).

It’s Homecoming week on UDM’s campus as the Titans welcome face Valparaiso on Sunday in a 1:00 p.m. tip (FOX Sports Detroit).  Valparaiso will be at Wright State on Friday prior to Sunday’s matinee.

The Titans will have the tall task of facing potentially two first-place teams this week in Butler and Valparaiso.  Those two teams-- along with Detroit and Wright State-- all carry identical 4-1 records into this week’s action. 

 With nine team blocks on Saturday, Detroit is the Horizon League leader in the category with 92 rejections through 17 games (5.2 bpg).  That total ranks 27th in NCAA Division I. 

Freshman Ray McCallum has moved up the rankings in assists per game and is now tied for the most per game in the Horizon League (4.6 apg).  In league games, he hands out 5.2 dimes per contest.

Junior LaMarcus Lowe threw aside six shots in the win at UIC Saturday to give him 47 on the season.  He needs just one more to tie his career high (set in 2008-09 at Western Michigan).  He is just five blocks shy of 100 for his career going into this week’s action.

Several Titans have their names appear among the NCAA Division I leaders in the Jan. 9 report.  As the time of the release, junior Eli Holman had eight double-doubles, which ranked 16th through games of Jan. 9.  He also was 12th in rebounds per game (10.7).  LaMarcus Lowe was 17th in the NCAA with his 2.8 blocks per game clip.

Ray McCallum is among the best rookies in all of NCAA Division I, scoring 15.8 points per game through his first 17 games.  That total is 4th among freshmen in the country through Jan. 9.  Listed below are the nine freshmen who are among the top 250 scorers in the country heading into this week.

NCAA D-I Freshman Scoring (through Jan. 9)
Jared Sullinger, Ohio State    17.9 ppg
Brandon Knight, Kentucky    17.7
Terrence Jones, Kentucky    17.6
Ray McCallum, Detroit    15.8
Trey Zeigler, Central Mich.    15.8
Tobias Harris, Tennessee    15.5
DeAndre Kane, Marshall    14.8
Bruce Ellington, So. Carolina    14.8
Eric Ferguson, Ga. Southern    14.8

The Titans lead the Horizon League with a 5.4 blocks per game average.  They are also lead in steals (8.2), are second in rebounding margin (+3.6) and third in field goal percent defense (40.6). 

Usually known for its defense, Detroit has done nicely on the offensive side of things this year to the tune of 74.6 points per game.  That total is tops in the HL and UDM’s 45.7 field goal percentage ranks second among league schools.

Eli Holman leads the Horizon League in both offensive (3.7 rpg) and defensive (7.0 rpg) rebounds per game (10.7 total).  He is also easily the top performer in field goal percentage, connecting on 59.1 percent of his shots (75-of-127) and is 5th in blocks (1.4 bpg) and 19th in scoring (11.6 ppg).

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Thursday, January 6, 2011

Men’s Lacrosse Building Team Unity

The men’s lacrosse season is just a month away and the Titans will officially begin practicing when school resumes next week, but the fall was spent getting stronger, smarter and to continue to build the skills needed to make a successful Division I lacrosse program.
One thing that is always at the top of the list for a successful season is “Team Unity”.
As the roster has expanded for the third-year program, so is the importance of everybody on the same page and that is what Detroit did in the fall as the red, white and blue had a team taco eating contest as well as an exhibition game against the club hockey team at the University.
The taco festivity took place at Comida in Hamtramck, with the winner taking in over 25 tacos.
The Titans then took to the ice? Yes, ice, as Detroit got together with the University’s club hockey team in downtown Detroit at the City Sports Center.  The Titans, a roster that has a number of athletes who played hockey growing up in Canada or in high school with a few All-State honoress, went in and pulled out a 4-4 tie against UDM.  
The season starts in February, but character is already being built for the men’s lacrosse team and where there is character - there is success.
Stay tuned as the Titans 2011 schedule will be released in the near future.