NOTRE DAME, Ind. – In a game that featured 45 personal fouls and one technical foul, the Indiana University South Bend men's basketball team came away with a 79-74 victory over crosstown and conference rival, Holy Cross College on Wednesday night.
Javonte Young (SR/Mishawaka, Ind.) lead four Titans in double figures with 19 points while Joe Bannister (FR/Crown Point, Ind. ) provided an offensive spark off the bench scoring 12 points in just 12 minutes of action.
Offensively the Titans were as efficient as they have been all year shooting 68 percent from the floor and 67 percent from long distance which resulted in a comfortable 15-point advantage after 20 minutes of action.
The IU South Bend offense grew stagnant in the second half which resulted in a 37 percent clip from the field and a 27 percent mark from long distance.
HCC took advantage of the Titans poor shooting over the first 10 minutes of the final frame to cut the Titans advantage to three points after a bucket from Bryce Crosen. Crosen scored 22 of his game-high 28 points in the second half.
Back-to-back triples from Stichter and Jeremy Jones (SO/Fort Wayne, Ind.) put the Titans back in front by nine points. HCC sliced the IU South Bend lead to three on two different occasions but could not get any closer as the Titans secured their 14th win and second of the season over the Saints.
The Titans will travel to Trinity International University on Saturday with tip-off set for 8:00 p.m.