2015–16 Detroit Titans men's basketball team

The 2015–16 Detroit Titans men's basketball team represented the University of Detroit Mercy during the 2015–16 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. Their head coach was Ray McCallum in his eighth season. The Titans played their home games at Calihan Hall and were members of the Horizon League. They finished the season 16–15, 9–9 in Horizon League play to finish in sixth place. They defeated Youngstown State in the first round of the Horizon League Tournament to advance to the second round where they lost to Wright State.

2015–16 Detroit Titans men's basketball
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ConferenceHorizon League
2015–16 record16–15 (9–9 Horizon)
Head coachRay McCallum (8th season)
Assistant coaches
Home arenaCalihan Hall
Seasons
2015–16 Horizon League men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Valparaiso 16 2   .889     30 7   .811
Oakland 13 5   .722     23 12   .657
Wright State 13 5   .722     22 13   .629
Green Bay 11 7   .611     23 13   .639
Milwaukee 10 8   .556     20 13   .606
Detroit 9 9   .500     16 15   .516
Youngstown State 6 12   .333     11 21   .344
Northern Kentucky* 5 13   .278     9 21   .300
Cleveland State 4 14   .222     9 23   .281
UIC 3 15   .167     5 25   .167
* Ineligible for NCAA postseason during transition to Division I.
2016 Horizon League Tournament winner

On April 1, head coach Ray McCallum was fired.[1] He finished at Detroit with an eight-year record of 130–132.

RosterEdit

2015–16 Detroit Titans men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year Hometown
G/F 0 Chris Jenkins 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Jr Detroit, MI
G 1 Anton Wilson 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Sr Flint, MI
F 2 Jalen Gibson 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 213 lb (97 kg) Fr Detroit, MI
G 4 Carlton Brundidge 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 204 lb (93 kg) RS Sr Southfield, MI
PG 5 Matthew Grant 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 177 lb (80 kg) Jr Los Angeles, CA
PG 11 Jarod Williams 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Jr Danville, VA
G 13 Patrick Robinson, Jr. 5 ft 11 in (1.8 m) 170 lb (77 kg) Jr Brampton, ON
F 15 Aaron Foster-Smith 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 220 lb (100 kg) RS Fr Taylor, MI
F 21 Jaleel Hogan 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 240 lb (109 kg) So Saginaw, MI
G 23 Josh McFolley 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 170 lb (77 kg) Fr Detroit, MI
F 25 Gerald Blackshear 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Fr Detroit, MI
G/F 35 Paris Bass 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 200 lb (91 kg) RS So Birmingham, MI
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • (W) Walk-on

Roster
Last update: 2015–11–09

ScheduleEdit

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Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record High points High rebounds High assists Site (attendance)
city, state
Regular season
Nov 16*
7:00 pm, ESPN3
Central State W 88–65  1–0
 17  McFolley   10  Blackshear   5  Brundidge  Calihan Hall (1,295)
Detroit, MI
Nov 20*
8:00 pm, ESPN3
at Pittsburgh L 79–95  1–1
 20  Wilson   7  Brundidge   4  Brundidge  Petersen Events Center (7,819)
Pittsburgh, PA
Nov 23*
7:00 pm, ESPN3
UM–Dearborn W 122–70  2–1
 25  Jenkins   9  Gibson   9  Brundidge  Calihan Hall (1,309)
Detroit, MI
Nov 28*
2:00 pm, ESPN3
at Oral Roberts L 95–100  2–2
 23  Brundidge   13  Jenkins   4  Wilson  Mabee Center (2,914)
Tulsa, OK
Dec 2*
8:00 pm, SECN Plus
at No. 16 Vanderbilt L 52–102  2–3
 14  Wilson   6  Blackshear   2  Williams  Memorial Gymnasium (9,958)
Nashville, TN
Dec 5*
3:00 pm, ESPN3
Northeastern W 76–73  3–3
 20  McFolley   6  Jenkins   3  Tied  Calihan Hall (1,733)
Detroit, MI
Dec 9*
7:30 pm, ESPN3
Toledo W 75–72  4–3
 17  Jenkins   11  Jenkins   3  3 Tied  Calihan Hall (1,523)
Detroit, MI
Dec 12*
1:00 pm, ESPN3
Bowling Green W 95–80  5–3
 25  Bass   10  Hogan   4  Williams  Calihan Hall (1,609)
Detroit, MI
Dec 19*
1:00 pm, ESPN3
Central Florida W 95–89  6–3
 26  Jenkins   10  Jenkins   3  Hogan  Calihan Hall (2,055)
Detroit, MI
Dec 22*
8:00 pm
at Western Kentucky L 74–79  6–4
 15  McFolley   8  Jenkins   5  Bass  E. A. Diddle Arena (3,031)
Bowling Green, KY
Dec 28*
7:00 pm, ESPN3
at Eastern Michigan L 73–88  6–5
 19  McFolley   10  Blackshear   4  Bass  Convocation Center (1,415)
Ypsilanti, MI
Horizon League regular season
Jan 2
3:00 pm, ESPN3/WADL
Youngstown State W 96–87  7–5
(1–0)
 34  Wilson   9  Wilson   5  Jenkins  Calihan Hall (1655)
Detroit, MI
Jan 4
7:30 pm, ESPN3
Cleveland State W 88–80  8–5
(2–0)
 28  Bass   13  Bass   6  McFolley  Calihan Hall (1,539)
Detroit, MI
Jan 8
7/9:00 pm, ESPNU
UIC W 87–69  9–5
(3–0)
 17  Bass   6  Blackshear   3  Brundidge  Calihan Hall (1,857)
Detroit, MI
Jan 10
1:05 pm, ASN/ESPN3
Valparaiso L 74–92  9–6
(3–1)
 23  Wilson   10  Bass   4  Jenkins  Calihan Hall (1,513)
Detroit, MI
Jan 16
3:00 pm, ESPN3/WADL
Oakland L 82–86  9–7
(3–2)
 20  Bass, Hogan   8  Bass, Hogan   6  Bass  Calihan Hall (6,125)
Detroit, MI
Jan 18
7:00 pm, ASN
at Wright State L 76–77  9–8
(3–3)
 28  Bass   6  Bass   4  McFolley  Nutter Center (3,733)
Dayton, OH
Jan 23
4:00 pm, ESPN3
at Milwaukee L 80–83  9–9
(3–4)
 20  Jenkins   8  Bass   3  Tied  UW–Milwaukee Panther Arena (3,107)
Milwaukee, WI
Jan 25
8:00 pm, ESPN3
at Green Bay L 108–115 OT 9–10
(3–5)
 25  Jenkins   8  Bass   3  3 Tied  Resch Center (2,469)
Green Bay, WI
Jan 29
7:00 pm, ESPN3/WADL
Northern Kentucky L 83–91  9–11
(3–6)
 17  Hogan   7  Hogan   3  Tied  Calihan Hall (2,025)
Detroit, MI
Jan 31
1:00 pm, ESPN3/WADL
Wright State W 75–68  10–11
(4–6)
 18  Wilson   5  Jenkins   4  McFolley  Calihan Hall (2,011)
Detroit, MI
Feb 4
7:30 pm, ESPN3
at Cleveland State W 71–63  11–11
(5–6)
 20  Jenkins   17  Bass   4  McFolley  Wolstein Center (1,577)
Cleveland, OH
Feb 6
7:05 pm
at Youngstown State W 94–92  12–11
(6–6)
 20  Bass   4  Bass/Blackshear/Brundidge/Jenkins   5  McFolley  Beeghly Center (3,516)
Youngstown, OH
Feb 11
7:30 pm, ESPN3/WADL
Green Bay L 85–86  12–12
(6–7)
 24  Bass   13  Bass   4  Wilson  Calihan Hall (2,311)
Detroit, MI
Feb 13
3:00 pm, ESPN3/WADL
Milwaukee W 80–66  13–12
(7–7)
 24  Bass   12  Brundidge   3  Bass/Williams/Wilson  Calihan Hall (3,259)
Detroit, MI
Feb 16
7:00 pm, ESPN3
at Northern Kentucky W 74–68  14–12
(8–7)
 24  Bass   12  Bass   5  McFolley  BB&T Arena (2,357)
Highland Heights, KY
Feb 19
8:00 pm, ESPN3
at UIC W 83–72  15–12
(9–7)
 22  Bass   11  Bass   7  Brudidge  UIC Pavilion 
Chicago, IL
Feb 21
2:30 pm, ESPN3
at Valparaiso L 90–74  15–13
(9–8)
 28  Bass   7  Bass   4  Brundidge  Athletics–Recreation Center (4,151)
Valparaiso, IN
Feb 26
9:00 pm, ESPNU
at Oakland L 97–108  15–14
(9–9)
 22  Jenkins   8  Hogan   6  Wilson  Athletics Center O'rena (4,114)
Auburn Hills, MI
Horizon League Tournament
Mar 5
7:30 pm, ESPN3
(6) vs. (7) Youngstown State
First round
W 92–79  16–14
 28  Brundidge   9  Brundidge   4  Wilson  Joe Louis Arena (5,247)
Detroit, MI
Mar 6
1:00 pm, ESPN3
(6) vs. (3) Wright State
Second round
L 72–82  16–15
 24  Bass   13  Bass   3  Wilson  Joe Louis Arena (4,792)
Detroit, MI
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Eastern Time.

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