BOURBONNAIS, Ill. – The Indiana University South Bend men's basketball team hung with No. 17 Olivet Nazarene for the first half of action on Thursday night but the Tigers offense started hitting on all cylinders in the second half, defeating the Titans by a score of 103-78.
Myluv Sutton paced the Titan offense scoring 17 points, 12 of which came from long distance. Riley Sticher joined Sutton in double-figures, finishing with 12 points.
Sutton kept IU South Bend within striking distance scoring 11 points in the first 20 minutes of action.
After ONU scored the first four points of the contest the Titans scored the next nine unanswered points to take an early five point advantage.
Still leading by one point at 12-11, the Titans fell behind when the Tigers went on a 7-0 run to take the lead for good in the first half. IU South Bend trailed 48-35 going into the locker room.
The game got out of reach for the Titans in the second half as the Olivet offense caught fire and extended its lead to as many as 31 in the final minutes of the game.
IU South Bend moves to 11-6 overall and 4-4 in CCAC action. The loss is the second straight for the Titans.
The Titans will return home on Saturday to host Judson University at 3:00 p.m. (ET).