UNIVERSITY PARK, Ill. – The Titans could not recover from a late second half surge from Governors State on Wednesday night as the Indiana University South Bend men's basketball team fell 86-77 at the Fitness and Recreation Center. Jurod Wooden (FR/South Bend, Indiana) paced the Titans offense with 23 points on 9-of-16 shooting from the field.
The Titans and Jaguars went back-and-forth in the first half as both teams trailed by at least five points but quickly erased its deficit with brief runs throughout the half. IU South Bend reached its seven-point lead when Taylor Brooks (JR/Granger, Indiana) finished through contact and completed the 3-point play at the free throw line with 8:59 left in the half.
With 32 seconds left in the half, the Jaguars' Justin Siorek netted three of his six first half points to knot the game at 39 heading into the intermission.
During the second half the Titans continued to extend their lead, but it did not last long as the defense could not come up with much needed stops, letting the Jaguars right back into the game.
With a 60-51 lead, the Titans allowed GSU to go on a 15-0 run to take a 66-60 lead with less than 10 minutes to play in the game. IU South Bend was not able to recover from the back-breaking GSU run, dropping their fourth consecutive game.
The Titans return to action at home on Saturday, January 14 against Cardinal Stritch University. The game is set for a 3:00 p.m. ET tipoff and will stream live on RRSN.com