SOUTH BEND, Ind. – The Titans earned a much needed win on Saturday snapping a four-game losing streak to begin 2017. In a close game, the Indiana University South Bend men's basketball team came out on top of Cardinal Stritch University by a score of 81-73 on Saturday afternoon.
Just as he has done all year, Avery Harmon (SR/ Broadview, Illinois) came off the bench and provided a spark for the Titans. Avery finished with a game-high 28 points including a perfect 11-of-11 from the free throw line.
After falling behind 7-3 early, the Titans went on an 18-3 run forcing Stritch to take a timeout with 12:51 on the clock.
The Wolves did not go away as they cut the IU South Bend lead to just five points with 25 seconds left to play in the first half. With five seconds left, Avery Harmon was fouled shooting a three and converted all three freebies to send the Titans into the locker room with an eight point advantage.
Stritch's Carlos Knox caught fire early in the second half and gave the Wolves the lead back at the 14:26 mark with a triple. Jurod Wooden (FR/South Bend, Indiana) answered for the Titans with a three of his own to put the Titans back in front with plenty of game left. Wooden finished with 13 points.
With the score knotted at 65 with 7:23 to play Harmon scored five unanswered points to put IU South Bend ahead for good. Stritch cut its deficit to three points but that would be as close as they came.
Taylor Brooks (JR/Granger, Indiana) had an impressive night as he finished with a double-double collecting 11 rebounds to go along with 11 points.
The Titans will return to action on Wednesday as they host the University of St. Francis. Tipoff is set for 7:30 p.m. and will stream live on www.rrsn.com.