DEERFIELD, Ill. – Despite forcing Trinity International University into 22 turnovers, the Indiana University South Bend men's basketball team lost a pivotal Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference matchup on Saturday night. The Titans outscored the Trojans 46-45 in the second half but could not overcome an 11-point first half deficit as they fell 82-72 to move to 14-10 overall and 7-8 in CCAC play.
Midway through the first half, Taylor Brooks (SO/Granger, Ind.) grabbed an offensive board and put it back in to give the Titans a slim two-point lead. Over the next five minutes the Titans struggled to find the bottom of the net as TIU went on a 16-0 run to take a 14-point lead with five minutes to play in the opening frame.
IU South Bend played from behind for the remainder of the contest. The Titans were able to get the lead down to single digits but time became their enemy as six points was the closest they would get with 52 seconds left in the game. TIU sank all of its free throw attempts down the stretch to secure a victory.
With the loss there are three teams tied at 7-8 in conference play (Roosevelt and TIU) with six games left in the regular season.
The Titans will host Trinity Christian College on Wednesday night at 7:30 p.m. in the Student Activities Center. The IU South Bend Student Government Association will be sponsoring the game and providing free pizza and drinks to all IU South Bend students with a valid I.D.