Men's Basketball Visit Detroit Mercy Saturday Afternoon

Donel Cathcart III (Photo by Jose Juarez)
Donel Cathcart III (Photo by Jose Juarez)
 
Opening Tip
• Youngstown State closes out its three-game road swing at Detroit Mercy. Tipoff is set for 1 p.m. at Calihan Hall in Detroit, Mich. The game will be broadcast on 570 WKBN and ESPN3.
 
The Penguins return home for the first of four straight Horizon League home games when they host Milwaukee, Thursday, Feb. 7, at 7 p.m.
 
The Coaches
• Jerrod Calhoun is in his second year at Youngstown State and his seventh season overall as a head coach. The 13th head coach in program history, Calhoun owns a career mark of 139-78 overall and is 15-40 at Youngstown State. The Cleveland, Ohio, native came to YSU after spending five years at Fairmont State, where he led the Fighting Falcons to the 2017 NCAA Division II National Championship game and a 34-3 overall record. Calhoun was named the 2017 Mountain East Conference Coach of the Year and the Mountain East Conference Men's Sports Coach of the Year.
 
• Mike Davis is in his first season as the head coach at Detroit Mercy and his 19th season overall as a head coach. Davis owns a career record of 361-254 and a 9-13 mark at Detroit Mercy. Davis, who has guided three different teams (Indiana, UAB, Texas Southern) to the NCAA Tournament, led Indiana to a national runner-up finish in 2002.
 
Quick Hitters
• Youngstown State's 25-point win over Milwaukee on Jan. 5 was the largest margin of victory in a true road game in YSU's Division I era (1981-82). It's also the largest margin of victory in a true road game since 1979 (39) at Ashland. The 14 points allowed by the Penguins in the first half against the Panthers are the fewest since they gave up 14 to Georgia on Nov. 12, 2012. The Division I school record for fewest points allowed in a first half is 11 against Southern Utah on Feb. 5, 1998.
 
• This is the 49th meeting between Youngstown State and Detroit Mercy in a series that dates back to 1953. The Titans own a 39-9 advantage in the all-time series and have won the last 12 contests. Detroit Mercy won the first meeting this season, 78-66, at the Beeghly Center on Dec. 28. The last time the Penguins defeated the Titans was a 77-63 win at the Beeghly Center in 2014. The last time YSU won at Calihan Hall was in 2011 when the Penguins won, 64-61.
 
Up Next
• Youngstown State returns to the Beeghly Center for the first of four straight Horizon League home games when they host Milwaukee, Thursday, Feb. 7.
• Tipoff is set for 7 p.m. ET and will be broadcast on 570 WKBN and ESPN3.
 
About Detroit Mercy
• Detroit Mercy enters the game with an overall record of 9-13 and a 6-4 mark in Horizon League play.
• Leading the Titans is freshman Antonio Davis with 27.3 points per game.
 
The Detroit Mercy Series
• This is the 49th meeting between Youngstown State and Detroit Mercy in a series that dates back to 1953.
• The Titans own a 39-9 advantage in the all-time series and have won the last 12 contests.
• Detroit Mercy won the first meeting this season, 78-66, at the Beeghly Center on Dec. 28.
• The last time the Penguins defeated the Titans was a 77-63 win at the Beeghly Center in 2014.
• The last time YSU won at Calihan Hall was in 2011 when the Penguins won, 64-61.