SOUTH BEND, Ind. – The third-seeded Indiana University South Bend women’s basketball team begins its quest for the Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference title at home Tuesday night, Feb. 24, when the Titans host fifth-seeded St. Ambrose. Tipoff of the CCAC quarterfinal is scheduled for 7 p.m. inside the Student Activities Center.

IU South Bend earned the fourth seed in the conference tournament with a 24-6 league record while going 16-6 against CCAC opponents. The Titans conference season was highlighted by a convincing 80-58 at three-seeded No. 24 Olivet Nazarene while at one point going 12-0 in league play from Nov. 20, 2019-Jan. 11, 2020. 

SAU enters the tournament as the five seed with an overall record of 14-8 and 16-13 CCAC record after concluding the regular-season on a three-game winning streak, defeating Indiana University Northwest, Roosevelt and Governors State.

The quarterfinal showdown will serve as the seventh all-time meeting between the Titans and the Fighting Bees. IUSB leads the series, 4-2, having won the most recent meeting this season that occurred on Feb. 3 in Davenport, Iowa. IUSB overpowered the Bees 78-54 that snapped a four-game losing skid for the Titans, propelling the Crimson & Cream to a 5-1 record to finish the regular-season.

This season marks the first time IU South Bend has appeared in the CCAC Tournament since the 2015-16 season. The Titans have claimed the conference championship title five times in program history with the last one occurring during the 2004-05 season. 

The winner of Tuesday’s match will advance to the CCAC Tournament semifinal against the winner of the No. 1 Saint Xavier/No. Governors State quarterfinal.

The semis will take place Thursday, Feb. 27 and will be hosted by the highest remaining seed. For more information on the CCAC Tournament,