Holy Cross (7-12, 3-8 CCAC)
Game #20: Thursday, January 10, 5:30 p.m. EST
at Indiana University-South Bend (8-11, 4-8 CCAC)
Student Activities Center (1,800) South Bend, Ind.
Next up in Saints Basketball: The Saints continue their road trip on Thursday against cross-town rival Indiana University-South Bend to close out the season series.
Last time out: The Saints last hit the hardwood on January 5th in Chicago, Illinois against (12) Saint Xavier University. A tough first half where the Saints hit only 4-of-29 from the field (13.8%) had Saint Xavier Cruising with a 46-13 halftime lead. The Saints nearly matched the Cougars in scoring in the second half only being outdone 42-41, however, the first half struggles hurt their chances of keeping the game close. Lauren Malinowski led the Saints with 14 points all of which came in the second half.
Following the Saints: Every home game can be heard live online via the Regional Radio Sports Network (rrsn.com). The links to all home Saints games can be found on the women's basketball page under "listen live." Live video for this game can be found on the athletics web page at hcsaints.com courtesy of iusbtitans.com. Live coverage can be found here.
Head Coach Aimee Niespodziany: Coach Aimee is entering her 2nd season as head coach of the Saints coming off a programs best season where they won 10 games, including their 1st ever CCAC play-off game. Currently the Saints sit at 7 wins with two months left of action.
Series Note: Today's contest will be the eight between the two programs and second of the 2012-2013 season. Last facing each other on Nov. 10th, the Saints saw a one point half time lead get trumped in the second half as they shot just 25% . IUSB outscored the Saints 43-35 in the half en route to their 70-63 victory over the Saints. Lindsey Steffen led the Saints with 17 points and 7 rebounds. IUSB holds the all-time series over the Saints at 6-1.
Scouting IUSB: Currently in conference play, the Titans defense has been holding strong in a number of categories. The Titans allow 64.7 points-per-game (2nd in CCAC), 34.4% field goal defense (2nd in CCAC), and only allow 24.3% from three-pointers (1st in CCAC).