SOUTH BEND, Ind. – The Indiana University South Bend men’s basketball team cruised past the University of Akron Wayne 101-59 on Friday night to move to 3-0 on the season.
The Titans received a career-performance from Alex Harmon (SO/Wabash, Indiana), scoring 23 points on 11-of-13 shooting in just 21 minutes of action. Five other Titans scored in double figures. 15 of Harmon’s game-high came in the second half.
Jeremy Jones (SR/Fort Wayne, Indiana) scored eight of IU South Bend’s first 11 points to help the Titans to an early 11-1 lead. IU South Bend shot 42 percent from long distance in the win, connecting on 11 of 26 attempts. Jones finished with 11 points.
Harmon gave the Titans their first 20 point lead of the night with 7:30 left to play in the opening half. IU South Bend carried a 22-point advantage into the break.
Jones began the second half just as he did the first with a three-point basket to extend the IU South Bend lead to 25. Taylor Brooks (SR/Granger, Indiana) scored the next six points for the Titans followed by six straight from Harmon. A dunk from Trevor Jain (SO/Gatlinburg, Tennessee) put the Titans up by 30.
IU South Bend’s largest lead of the night came with 1:33 left in the game when Norell Smith (FR/St. Johns, Indiana) scored a fast break layup off an Akron Wayne turnover, giving IU South Bend a 47-point advantage.
Smith finished with 16 points, while Taylor Brooks added 12 and Myluv Sutton (JR/Fort Wayne, Indiana) chipped in with 11.
Freshman Dylan Allen (FR/Indianapolis, Indiana) added 10 points and four assists in the win.
The Titans will travel to Great Lakes Christian tomorrow to take on the Lakers.