GARY, Ind. – The Indiana University South Bend men’s basketball team outlasted Indiana University South Bend in overtime Wednesday, Jan. 29, inside the Savannah Center. The Titans outscored the RedHawks 8-5 in the extra five minutes of play, giving IUSB its fourth consecutive victory and first win in Gary, Ind. since the 2014-15 season.
With the win, the Titans are now 16-7 on the season and 10-5 in Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference games. Meanwhile, IU South Bend boosts its road record during the 2019-20 campaign to 7-5.
The Titans jumped out to a two-point lead, 81-79, with just over three and a half minutes remaining in the extra period off a jumper from senior Myles Simmons. Clutch free throws from senior transfer Kourtlandt Martin and counterpart Simmons down the stretch helped seal the three-point victory.
Junior guard Dylan Allen led IU South Bend with 14 points, aided by a 5-for-8 showing from the floor and 2-of-4 from behind the arc. Martin scored 13 points to go along with a team-high four assists. Simmons scored four of his 11 total points in overtime and two steals.
Overall, the Titans shot an impressive 49.2 percent from the floor and 42.1 from three-point range but only converted 17 of their 25 freebies. The RedHawks finished the game shooting 39.7 from the field and just 28.6 from beyond the arc. IUSB held a 31-17 advantage in points off turnovers, 31-16 lead in bench points but was outrebounded 47-37 to IUN.
The Titans return to action at home to begin the month of February, hosting Trinity International on Saturday, Feb. 1. Tipoff is scheduled for 4 p.m. inside the Student Activities Center.