Fort Wayne, IN – Sour shooting haunted the Titans as they suffered a 90-61 defeat at the hands of the Indiana Tech Warriors on Saturday evening. The loss snaps the Titans three game winning streak, their longest of the season.
Both teams had trouble finding the bottom of the net through the first five minutes of the opening half, as Indian Tech led 6-4 with just less than 15 minutes showing on the scoreboard.
Over the next five minutes, the Warriors more than doubled the Titans up as they used a 13-5 run to take a 19-9 lead. During the run, the Titans shot just 3-12 from the field. Brandon Beam (Borden, IN) ended the scoring drought when he made a layup with 8:56 to play in the half.
IU South Bend continued to have difficulty scoring the basketball as the half went on. The Titans would find themselves down by 21 points with 51 second remaining in the opening frame. Indiana Tech would extend their lead to 23 points going into the break.
The Titans shooting woes remained steady as the second half of action began. A Beam-to-Beam connection put the Titans on the scoreboard in the second half, as Chris kicked it to Brandon who buried a triple with 15:48 to play.
The Titans would never recover from the early deficit, as the Warriors continued to build on their lead for the duration of the game.
Mark White (Muncie, IN) led the Titans with 10 points. Ward and Daub each finished the game with nine points, respectively. Ward also grabbed a team-high seven rebounds in the loss.
The Titans shot 33% from the field while shooting 36% from beyond the arc.
IU South Bend will not return to action until 2014 as they travel to Saint Ambrose University. Tip-off is set for 4:00 p.m.