SOUTH BEND, Ind. – With a four-game winning streak on the line, the Indiana University South Bend women’s basketball team welcome Robert Morris University Illinois to the Student Activities Center on Wednesday night. Loren Vukovits (JR/ North Liberty, Indiana) paced the Titans with 14 points and eight rebounds while Kyleigh Kubik (SO/LaPorte, Indiana) added 10 points.
IU South Bend, leading 27-13 after a pair of technical foul free throws from Kubik could not get a defensive stop in the second quarter as they were outscored 21-11 in the frame, giving them just a two-point advantage at halftime.
The Titans shot just 17 percent from the field in the second quarter and finished the game converting 39 percent of their field goal attempts and 42 percent of their three point tries for the game. Four of IU South Bend’s five made three’s came in the fourth quarter.
The first basket of the third quarter gave the Eagles their first lead since the 4:21 mark in the opening quarter. RMU Illinois built a seven-point lead going into the final quarter.
Midway through the final quarter the Titans trailed the Eagles by 15 points, their largest deficit of the season. Vicki Gard (SO/Schererville, Indiana) converted the three-point play to close the gap to nine points. Gard brought the Titans within four, hitting a triple with 55 seconds left to play but the Eagles converted free throws down the stretch to secure the win.
The Eagles were 17-of-23 from the free throw line while the Titans were 19-of-33 from the stripe.
The Titans return to action on Saturday, November 18, with a 1:00 p.m. matchup against Trinity International at the Student Activities Center.
SOUTH BEND, Ind. – Turnovers doomed the Indiana University South Bend men’s basketball team on Wednesday night as they opened up Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference action against No. 12 Robert Morris University Illinois.
IU South Bend committed 24 turnovers that resulted in 27 RMU points in the 78-67 loss.
The Titans shot 40 percent from the field and just 27 percent from long distance in the loss.
IU South Bend, trailing 44-31 at the break, opened up the second half with a 15-2 run to even the game at 46. The Titans kept it close but the Eagles were able to maintain control to close out the game.
Robert Morris Illinois led for 32:13 while the Titans led for just 2:29 early on.
With the game tied at 62 with 5:41 left to play, the Eagles finished the game on a 16-5 run to earn their first win of the season.
The Titans tough stretch of schedule will continue on Saturday as they host No. 8 Trinity International at 3:00 p.m.