GOSHEN, Ind. – The Indiana University South Bend men's basketball team fell short to Goshen College on Tuesday by a score of 77-69. Mark White led a burrage of Titans in double-figures with 18 points. The Titans shot 39% from the field and 33% from long range.
The Maple Leafs edged the Titans in the rebounding battle, 46-37.
In a game of runs, the Maple Leafs made the first run as they raced out to a 9-0 lead and forced IU South Bend head coach, Scott Cooper to take his first timeout of the game. After the timeout, IU South Bend went on a 15-2 run to take the early 15-11 advantage.
The rest of the first half was a seesaw, going back-and-forth with neither team leading by more than three points. Billy Geschke would convert 1-of-2 free throws before the end of the half to send Goshen into the halftime with a slim 32-31 advantage.
The Maple Leafs opened the second half with a 9-2 run, but IU South Bend answered, scoring eight unanswered points to cut the GC deficit to just two points with 15:00 minutes left in the half.
Trailing 43-41, Benner drained a three to put the Titans ahead, 44-43. Just minutes later, Brooks pinned a shot against the glass that turned into a transition triple from Benner. Brooks followed Benner's three with one of his own to put IU South Bend up 49-46 forcing Goshen to take a timeout.
The Maple Leafs took over the lead with 6:39 left and would not look back on their way to a 77-69 victory.
With the loss, the Titans move to 2-2 on the season and prepare to host Indiana University East on Saturday.