HAMMOND, Ind. – The Indiana University South Bend men's basketball squad got dominated on the boards on Saturday afternoon as the Titans fell 73-62 to Purdue University Calumet. The Peregrines pulled down 43 rebounds compared to just 24 for the Titans. 22 of the Peregrines' rebounds were on the offensive glass.
Mark White (JR/Muncie, Ind.) led the Titans in scoring with a season-high 18 points including a perfect 10-of-10 from the charity stripe. IU South Bend cashed in on its opportunities from the free throw line connecting on 19-of-20 attempts.
Jacob Foster (FR/Muncie, Ind.) was the only other Titan player to join White in double figured with 12 points.
Foster gave IU South Bend its first lead of the game at the 11:41 mark in the first half. Purdue Calumet scored the next three points, but freshman guard Jeremy Jones (FR/Fort Wayne, Ind.) evened the game at 14 after knocking down his lone three pointer of the game. Jones finished with five points in 14 minutes of action.
The Peregrines boosted their lead to eight points after going on an 8-0 run that would eventually be snapped by a 3-pointer from the Titans' Taylor Brooks (FR/Granger, Ind.).
Under a minute to play in the half, the Titans fell behind by 10 points, their largest deficit of the half. IU South Bend would score just one more point to go into the break trailing by nine.
The Titans cut the Peregrine lead to four points after back-to-back baskets by Brooks and T.J. Benner (FR/Mishawaka, Ind.) but would not be able to get any closer as they trailed for the duration of the game.
IU South Bend has now lost six of their last seven.
Up next, the Titans will travel to No. 14 University of Saint Francis on Wednesday. Tipoff is set for 8:00 p.m. EST.