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Re: 65 Great Moments at Calihan Hall

Postby HSScout1 » Sat Oct 07, 2017 5:21 pm

Motor City Sam wrote:
Rogobob77 wrote:Wednesday’s great moment in Calihan Hall history has the Titan WBB team winning the 1987 MCC Championship over Loyola.


Fun Fact: I dated two girls on that team. :-)


Sure sounds fun ;)
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Re: 65 Great Moments at Calihan Hall

Postby R.B.J1 » Sun Oct 08, 2017 7:13 pm

HSScout1 wrote:
Motor City Sam wrote:
Rogobob77 wrote:Wednesday’s great moment in Calihan Hall history has the Titan WBB team winning the 1987 MCC Championship over Loyola.


Fun Fact: I dated two girls on that team. :-)


Sure sounds fun ;)


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Re: 65 Great Moments at Calihan Hall

Postby R.B.J1 » Sun Oct 08, 2017 7:13 pm

HSScout1 wrote:
Motor City Sam wrote:
Rogobob77 wrote:Wednesday’s great moment in Calihan Hall history has the Titan WBB team winning the 1987 MCC Championship over Loyola.


Fun Fact: I dated two girls on that team. :-)


Sure sounds fun ;)


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Re: 65 Great Moments at Calihan Hall

Postby R.B.J1 » Sun Oct 08, 2017 7:13 pm

HSScout1 wrote:
Motor City Sam wrote:
Rogobob77 wrote:Wednesday’s great moment in Calihan Hall history has the Titan WBB team winning the 1987 MCC Championship over Loyola.


Fun Fact: I dated two girls on that team. :-)


Sure sounds fun ;)


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Re: 65 Great Moments at Calihan Hall

Postby Rogobob77 » Sun Oct 08, 2017 7:23 pm

Today's great moment happened just this past season when Terry Duerod’s #42 was raised to the Calihan Hall rafters.
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Re: 65 Great Moments at Calihan Hall

Postby Rogobob77 » Tue Oct 10, 2017 4:47 pm

Tuesday’s Calihan Hall great moment has all-time Titan scoring leader Rashad Phillips with a career-high 41 vs. Green Bay on 1/21/2001.
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Re: 65 Great Moments at Calihan Hall

Postby Rogobob77 » Thu Oct 12, 2017 5:03 pm

Today's great Calihan Hall moment: It was a sweet Valentine's Day in 1981 as the WBB Titans beat No. 3 Kansas.
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Re: 65 Great Moments at Calihan Hall

Postby Rogobob77 » Fri Oct 13, 2017 9:52 pm

The MBB team’s 39-game home court winning streak began on 1/28/99 with a win over the Milwaukee Panthers, today’s Calihan Hall great moment.
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Re: 65 Great Moments at Calihan Hall

Postby Rogobob77 » Sat Oct 14, 2017 5:43 pm

Today's “#CalihanHall 65 Great Moments In 65 Days” takes us back to last season, recalling Corey Allen's freshman school record 33 points versus Fort Wayne.
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Re: 65 Great Moments at Calihan Hall

Postby Motor City Sam » Sat Oct 14, 2017 5:53 pm

Rogobob77 wrote:Today's “#CalihanHall 65 Great Moments In 65 Days” takes us back to last season, recalling Corey Allen's freshman school record 33 points versus Fort Wayne.


He was on fire.
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Re: 65 Great Moments at Calihan Hall

Postby Rogobob77 » Wed Oct 18, 2017 4:59 pm

Today’s Calihan Hall moment: What a game by Cheryl Day on 2/2/1990 with 32 points and 27 rebounds pacing Titan WBB’s victory over Loyola.
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Re: 65 Great Moments at Calihan Hall

Postby Rogobob77 » Thu Oct 19, 2017 5:58 pm

The Titan WBB team setting a school record for points on 12/2/86 in a 115-45 win over Wayne State is today's “#CalihanHall 65 Great Moments In 65 Days.”
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Re: 65 Great Moments at Calihan Hall

Postby Rogobob77 » Fri Oct 20, 2017 3:47 pm

Today’s great moment: On 12/2/1960, U-D’s Tom Villemure sank a 20-foot jumper at the buzzer to beat #3 Indiana in double overtime, 81-79.

In a different thread initiated a few years back, the Commissioner ranked this the #2 most significant game in Titan basketball history, and the highest rated game played at Calihan Hall. His great write up follows:

2. December 5, 1960: Detroit 81, #3 Indiana 79 (2OT). Tom Villemure sank a 20 footer at the buzzer to defeat third ranked Indiana and gain the the Titans their highest poll ranking in school history. Indiana was also the highest ranked opponent Detroit would be between their 1951 victory over #1/2 Oklahoma A&M and their 1972 win over #2 Marquette.

The Titans, led by Junior star Dave DeBusschere, entered the game having upset #6 Utah St. earlier in the week. Detroit jumped out to a 41-31 halftime lead, and extended that to lead to 12 points at the start of the second half. But Indiana came roaring back with a 14-2 run to tie the game at 45, and the lead went back and forth for the rest of regulation. With two minutes to go, the Titans led 69-66, but Hoosier forward Tom Bolyard sank 3 foul shots to tie the game at 69 at the end of regulation. Detroit led again late in the first overtime, 75-73, but this time a pair of foul shots by Gary Long tied it up and forced a second extra period. Indiana scored the first bucket in the second OT, and took the lead again at 79-77. A Charlie North tip-in tied it at 77, and Indiana failed to convert on two chances, leading to Villemure’s game winning shot from the corner.

North and DeBusschere (who was hampered by a pulled groin) led the Titans with 23 points apiece, and center John Morgan added 14 and Villemure 10. The Hoosiers were led by Bolyard with 18 and All-American center (and future Detroit Piston) Walt Bellamy with 17.

Detroit entered the game ranked 9th in the UPI poll (the AP had yet to conduct its first poll of the season). The victory boosted the Titans to #5 in the UPI and #3 in the AP the following week, the school’s highest ranking ever in either poll. But the Titans were walloped 83-64 by Purdue in their next game (future Piston Terry Dischinger scored 31 for the Boilermakers), dropping to 8th in the polls. Returning home, DeBusschere, now battling a cold as well as his pulled groin, scored a career low 8 points as the Titans beat Nebraska. Next, with DeBusschere looking, according to the AP, “dead on his feet,” UD defeated Gonzaga before a showdown with #1 ranked Ohio St. at Columbus. The Titans were game but with DeBusschere still ailing lost 84-73 (Charlie North led the club with 25 points), and a loss to Villanova the next week knocked them out of the top 20. Meanwhile, the Titans’ early season conquests lost some luster as the season went on – both Utah St. and Indiana dropped from the top 20 by New Year’s Day, and the teams finished the year 12-14 and 15-9, respectively. The Titans would eventually lose in the first round of the NIT, to Holy Cross.
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Re: 65 Great Moments at Calihan Hall

Postby Rogobob77 » Sun Oct 22, 2017 9:21 pm

Saturday’s great Calihan moment: Titan WBB’s 70-66 win on 11/22/08 over No. 23 Georgia.
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Re: 65 Great Moments at Calihan Hall

Postby Rogobob77 » Sun Oct 22, 2017 9:22 pm

Sunday’s great Calihan moment recalls Spencer Haywood’s final game as a Titan on 2/26/69: 45 points, 25 rebounds in 107-88 win over Canisius.
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Re: 65 Great Moments at Calihan Hall

Postby Rogobob77 » Mon Oct 23, 2017 5:11 pm

Today’s Calihan Hall great moment: Willie Green’s 41 points lift the Titans to a 68-63 victory over Wright State on 2/14/03.
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Re: 65 Great Moments at Calihan Hall

Postby Rogobob77 » Tue Oct 24, 2017 9:30 pm

Today's “#CalihanHall 65 Great Moments In 65 Days” has a HL record block party with WBB’s 15 rejections against McNeese State on 12/14/95.
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Re: 65 Great Moments at Calihan Hall

Postby Rogobob77 » Wed Oct 25, 2017 9:46 pm

Today’s Calihan Hall great moment: Dennis Boyd hits the game-winner at the buzzer as the Titans beat #8 Arizona 70-68 on 12/18/76.

The Commish ranked this victory the #15 most significant game in Titan MBB history. The following is his description of the game I took the liberty of copying from another thread:

“Starting his 4th season as Titan coach, Dick Vitale finally got a win over a nationally ranked opponent, defeating 8th ranked Arizona 70-68 on a 12 foot, turnaround jumper by Dennis Boyd at the buzzer. Detroit led throughout the first half and was up 37-30 at the break, but Arizona caught up with a run early in the second half and after that the lead changed hands several times. The Wildcats tied the game with 12 seconds remaining, setting up Boyd’s heroics. Boyd led the Titans with 19 points, John Long added 17 and Ron Bostick 10 before 6300 fans at Memorial Hall. The Titans, 6-1 with a loss only to Minnesota, hoped the win would propel them into the top 20, but it would take 10 more wins without a loss before UD finally entered the rankings at the beginning of February. Eventually, the Titans would finish the regular season 24-3 and reach the NCAA tournament for the first time since Dave DeBusschere’s senior season. Arizona finished the year at 21-6, losing in the first round of the NCAA.”
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Re: 65 Great Moments at Calihan Hall

Postby R.B.J1 » Wed Oct 25, 2017 11:16 pm

Rogobob77 wrote:Today’s Calihan Hall great moment: Dennis Boyd hits the game-winner at the buzzer as the Titans beat #8 Arizona 70-68 on 12/18/76.

The Commish ranked this victory the #15 most significant game in Titan MBB history. The following is his description of the game I took the liberty of copying from another thread:

“Starting his 4th season as Titan coach, Dick Vitale finally got a win over a nationally ranked opponent, defeating 8th ranked Arizona 70-68 on a 12 foot, turnaround jumper by Dennis Boyd at the buzzer. Detroit led throughout the first half and was up 37-30 at the break, but Arizona caught up with a run early in the second half and after that the lead changed hands several times. The Wildcats tied the game with 12 seconds remaining, setting up Boyd’s heroics. Boyd led the Titans with 19 points, John Long added 17 and Ron Bostick 10 before 6300 fans at Memorial Hall. The Titans, 6-1 with a loss only to Minnesota, hoped the win would propel them into the top 20, but it would take 10 more wins without a loss before UD finally entered the rankings at the beginning of February. Eventually, the Titans would finish the regular season 24-3 and reach the NCAA tournament for the first time since Dave DeBusschere’s senior season. Arizona finished the year at 21-6, losing in the first round of the NCAA.”


This was waaay before my time, but I consider myself somewhat of a Detroit PSL historian, and that Arizona team was coached by former Detroiter Fred Snowden. Fred Snowden at Northwestern and Will Robinson of Detroit Pershing were the 1960's version of Perry Watson (Southwestern) and Ben Kelso (Cooley). The PSL doesn't have any legends coaching basketball like that anymore. I guess the closest thing would be Derrick McDowell at Detroit Western.
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Re: 65 Great Moments at Calihan Hall

Postby Commissioner » Thu Oct 26, 2017 4:07 pm

R.B.J1 wrote:
Rogobob77 wrote:Today’s Calihan Hall great moment: Dennis Boyd hits the game-winner at the buzzer as the Titans beat #8 Arizona 70-68 on 12/18/76.

The Commish ranked this victory the #15 most significant game in Titan MBB history. The following is his description of the game I took the liberty of copying from another thread:

“Starting his 4th season as Titan coach, Dick Vitale finally got a win over a nationally ranked opponent, defeating 8th ranked Arizona 70-68 on a 12 foot, turnaround jumper by Dennis Boyd at the buzzer. Detroit led throughout the first half and was up 37-30 at the break, but Arizona caught up with a run early in the second half and after that the lead changed hands several times. The Wildcats tied the game with 12 seconds remaining, setting up Boyd’s heroics. Boyd led the Titans with 19 points, John Long added 17 and Ron Bostick 10 before 6300 fans at Memorial Hall. The Titans, 6-1 with a loss only to Minnesota, hoped the win would propel them into the top 20, but it would take 10 more wins without a loss before UD finally entered the rankings at the beginning of February. Eventually, the Titans would finish the regular season 24-3 and reach the NCAA tournament for the first time since Dave DeBusschere’s senior season. Arizona finished the year at 21-6, losing in the first round of the NCAA.”


This was waaay before my time, but I consider myself somewhat of a Detroit PSL historian, and that Arizona team was coached by former Detroiter Fred Snowden. Fred Snowden at Northwestern and Will Robinson of Detroit Pershing were the 1960's version of Perry Watson (Southwestern) and Ben Kelso (Cooley). The PSL doesn't have any legends coaching basketball like that anymore. I guess the closest thing would be Derrick McDowell at Detroit Western.

Will Robinson at Illinois State was, I think, the first African-American head coach of a D-I program, and Snowden the second (and thus the first at what we would today call a P-6 school).

Perhaps one reason there are no longer such legends in the PSL is that there are more opportunities for African-American coaches today. Robinson was about 60 years old when he broke the NCAA hoops color barrier. Today, a coach with his record would have been snapped up much earlier. It's really unfortunate that the Titans didn't hire him to replace Bob Calihan a year or two before he went to Illinois State. He'd have been a good coach, he'd probably have kept Spencer Haywood for the duration, and we'd always have that civil rights feather in our caps to be proud of.
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