DETROIT, MI – OCTOBER 25: (L-R) Head coach for men’s basketball Ray McCallum at University of Detroit Mercy, former U-D and Detroit Piston player Earl Cureton, head coach for women’s basketball Autumn Rademacher at U-D, Terry Tyler and John Long, former U-D and Piston players, participate on a panel for 1,000 Detroit public school students to begin the character education program as part of the Leadership Detroit initiative at Calihan Hall on the University of Detroit campus on October 25, 2010 in Detroit, Michigan. The event was hosted by the Detroit Pistons, NBA, NBA Players Association and the City of Detroit. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2010 NBAE (Photo by Allen Einstein/NBAE via Getty Images)
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DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Titans have advanced in each of their last two NCAA tournament appearances.
It will be tough for the Titans to pull off the feat again.
Detroit was seeded 15th in the Midwest region and matched up with No. 2 Kansas on Friday in Omaha, Neb.
The Titans knocked off UCLA in 1999, the last time they were in the NCAA tournament, a year after stunning St. John’s. They lost lopsided second-round games each of those years.
Detroit earned the Horizon League’s automatic bid by beating Valparaiso in the conference tournament final.
Sophomore guard Ray McCallum could have went to a bigger school, but chose to play for his father, who has the same name, at the mid-major program in the Motor City.
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