SOUTH BEND, Ind. – The Indiana University South Bend men's hoops team is set to take part in its first United States Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA) Division I National Championship, which be held March 3-7 in Uniontown, Pennsylvania on the campus of Penn State University-Fayette.
IU South Bend, a dual-member of the USCAA and the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) has not played a game since February 21, currently boasts a 12-18 overall record and were ranked 12th in the final USCAA Division I national poll which came out on Friday, February 13. The Titans will face the top-seeded Daeman College Wildcats in the opening round of the tournament.
This will be Daeman's third-straight appearance in the USCAA Division I National Championship. In 2013 the Wildcats earned a runner-up finish before being upset in the semifinal round during the 2014 championship.
Currently, the Wildcats are 18-10 and have four players averaging double figures led by Gerald Beverly who is scoring 20 points per game and grabbing nearly 12 rebounds per game. Beverly leads the USCAA with 102 total blocks on the season.
Tipoff between Daeman and IU South Bend is set for 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 4th. Should the Titans win, they'll face the winner of No. 4 Concordia (Ala.) and No. 5 Florida National University.