A few things to know about the biggest college basketball game to hit northern Ohio in years. That would be none other than Cleveland State at Kent State, tonight at 7:30. Here we go:
Cleveland State is 3-0. That includes a big season-opening win at Vanderbilt -- which has at least two serious NBA prospects on its roster.
Kent State is 2-0 with a season-opening win over Ohio native Bob Huggins and West Virginia on the Mountaineers home court.
Cleveland States best player is DAundray Brown, a 6-foot-4 guard and Youngstown Ursuline product. Brown is helping coach Gary Waters and the Vikings overcome the loss of NBA first-round draft pick Norris Cole -- as Brown is averaging a team-high 18 points and seven rebounds. Impressive stuff considering the senior missed all of last season with a hand injury.
Other players to watch for the Vikings: Senior guard Trevon Harmon, senior guard Jeremy Montgomery, senior forwardcenter Aaron Pogue and junior forward Tim Kamczyc.