KUTZTOWN -

The Kutztown men are back from their western road trip. The Golden Bears earned a split, winning at Clarion before dropping a tough one to Pitt-Johnstown.

The young Golden Bears are 3-5 on the season and will get a very stiff test on Saturday when they host nationally-ranked Indiana (PA).

The team learned a lot about itself following the road trip. KU feels like it is both improving and maturing heading into league play. The Golden Bears have been competitive in games, they just aren't finishing enough consistently, which will come with experience.

The effort is there, and the experience is growing game by game.