IUSB Women’s Basketball Preps for Trinity Christian and Saint Ambrose
SOUTH BEND, Ind. – No. 24 Indiana University South Bend women’s basketball continues its record-breaking season this week, hosting Trinity Christian on Wednesday, Jan. 15 at 5:30 p.m. before making the trek to St. Ambrose on Saturday, Jan. 18.
IUSB is arguably having one of its best seasons in program history with a 18-1 overall record going 10-1 in Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference play, landing the Titans at No. 24 in the recent NAIA D-II Coaches’ Poll. The ranking is the first time under head coach Steve Bruce and the first time since at least the 1999-2000 season. The 18 victories is also the most wins in a single season since the 2013-14 season when the Titans went 20-11 overall.
The Titans moved into sole possession of third in place in the CCAC standings after going 2-0 on the road last week with convincing wins at Governors State and No. 20 Olivet Nazarene.
Wednesday’s contest is the second to last home contest for the Titans during the month of January as IUSB holds a 9-1 overall record inside the Student Activities Center during the 2019-20 season. The only loss came to the hands of No. 20 Olivet Nazarene on Nov. 16 as IUSB dropped a close 95-92 battle.
The meeting between the Titans and the Trolls marks the second of the season and 21st all-time clash. IUSB holds a 15-5 advantage having won the last two meetings including an 83-52 shattering on the road back on Nov. 26, 2019. The Trolls enter the match at 4-14 overall and 2-8 during league play.
Saturday’s CCAC matchup will be the sixth all-time meeting and second this season between the Titans and Bees. IUSB took the 3-2 lead back on Dec. 4, 2019 inside the SAC after defeating SAU 68-60. Saint Ambrose sits in a sixth place tie with Robert Morris with a 6-5 record in conference play.
Senior Kyleigh Kubik leads the Titans with 11.5 points per game this season and ranks 19th in the conference in points per game. Junior Taitlyn Trenshaw is third in the CCAC with 3.94 assists per game and has dished out 71 assists through 18 games. Junior forward Courtney Haynes is top on the team with 84 total rebounds and is tied for 35th in the CCAC with 4.67 per game while freshman Maddie Gard‘s 2.0 steals per game is seventh-best in the league.