PRINCETON, N.J. -- The field is set for the 19th annual 2K Sports Classic benefiting the Wounded Warrior Project, which includes the sub-regional round hosted by the University of Detroit Mercy at Calihan Hall from Nov. 22-24.
The 2K Sports Classic benefiting the Wounded Warrior Project has Detroit scheduled to host three-straight days of basketball from Nov. 22-24. Each day will consist of a minimum two games, with the Titans closing each day with the nightcap.
The Titans will host Florida Atlantic University on Friday (Nov. 22), before playing the University of Toledo on Saturday (Nov. 23) and Stony Brook University on Sunday (Nov. 24). Times for all of the games will be announced later.
Head coach Ray McCallum guided the Titans to a 20-13 record last year and their second straight trip to the postseason with a berth in the 2013 NIT. Detroit finished among the best in the state with an RPI of 64, only trailing national runner-up Michigan and Big Ten foe Michigan State, while also being one of the best in the nation in turnover margin (+5.5) and scoring (77.8) where the Titans finished ranked fifth and eighth, respectively.
About the Titans opponents in the 2K Sports Classic:
Florida Atlantic Owls - Head Coach Mike Jarvis (Conference USA)
Mike Jarvis enters his sixth season at Florida Atlantic but first as a member of Conference USA. The Owls are coming off a 14-18 campaign and will have to overcome the loss of last's season top two scorers. Guard Pablo Bertone is the team's leading returning scorer at 9.4 ppg, while sophomore Jackson Trapp's 62 assists paces those returning to the team from a year ago.
Stony Brook Seawolves - Head Coach Steve Pikiell (America East Conference)
Four starters return as the Seawolves look for their fourth America East regular season title in the last five years. Steve Pikiell, back-to-back AEC Coach of the Year, led Stony Brook to a Division I school record 25 wins in going 25-8, which included the school's first ever postseason NIT win. Forward Jameel Warney, the AEC Rookie of the Year, heads the returning players after netting a team-leading 12.4 ppg to go with 7.2 rpg., while guard Anthony Jackson scored 11.3 ppg.
Toledo Rockets - Head Coach Tod Kowalczyk (Mid-American Conference)
The Rockets were MAC West Division co-champions last season and will turn to four returning starters in 2013-14. The backcourt of Rian Pearson (team-highs of 17.9 ppg, 6.8 rpg, 48 steals) and Julius Brown (13.1 ppg, team-high 168 assists) earned first- and third-team All-MAC honors, respectively, last season as Toledo posted a 15-13 overall mark. Head coach Tod Kowalczyk has guided Toledo to back-to-back winning seasons for the first time since 2007.