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NCAA tournament profile: Detroit

Detroit Titans team logo   Mar. 12, 2012 5:12 p.m. - by CBSSports.com Staff
Don't be fooled by the Detroit Titans' 13 losses. Six came early while big man Eli Holman, the Indiana transfer, sat out due to suspension. The Titans have won 13 of 15, including a 70-50 dismantling of regular-season champ Valparaiso in the Horizon League final. Preseason conference player of the year Ray McCallum, son of coach Ray McCallum, shot 59 percent (32 of 54) over the last five games with 22 assists and 11 steals. The Titans force a lot of turnovers (15.1). They make their free throws (73.4 %). And they feed off McCallum, who turned down Florida, Arizona and UCLA to stay home and revive the program. The Titans start three guards -- McCallum (15.6 ppg, 3.9 apg), Chase Simon (13.5 ppg) and Jason Calliste (10.4 ppg) -- and rotate 6-10 centers in Holman and LaMarcus Lowe. Detroit is making its first NCAA appearance since 1999, representing the only non-BCS conference to win at least one tournament game seven straight years (Butler four times, Milwaukee twice, Cleveland State).
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