Cleveland State’s ends regular season with loss, looks ahead to Horizon League tournament

The Cleveland State Vikings’ 2015-16 season concluded Saturday afternoon with a 55-51 loss to Wright State at the Wolstein Center. They finish the regular season 9-22 with a 4-14 record in conference play, good enough for ninth place in the 10-team Horizon League. Only Illinois-Chicago (5-24; 3-15) ended the year below CSU in the standings. Cleveland State’s attention now turns...
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February 29, 2016  |  Discuss

Cleveland State finishes strong to beat Northern Kentucky

The Cleveland State Vikings entered Thursday night’s tilt against the Northern Kentucky Norse with an 8-21 record. It’s been a down year not just in terms of wins and losses but also for attendance and, it seems, general fan interest. The refrain of the season is that this is no surprise given the loss of last year’s top four leading scorers — Trey Lewis, Anton Grady, Charlie...
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February 25, 2016  |  Discuss

Cleveland State edges Northern Kentucky 63-58

CLEVELAND (AP) Rob Edwards scored 19 points - including three 3-pointers - and Cleveland State beat Northern Kentucky 63-58 Thursday night, snapping a three-game losing streak. Drew McDonald hit a jumper with 2:35 left to give the Norse a 57-56 lead before Edwards hit two free throws to put the Vikings up for good. Andre Yates made a layup before McDonald hit 1 of 2 free throws...
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February 25, 2016  |  Discuss

Flannigan leads Cleveland State over Youngstown State 64-59

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) Demonte Flannigan scored a career-high 30 points and Cleveland State beat Youngstown State 64-59 on Saturday night to snap a five-game skid. Flannigan was 10 of 13 from the floor and made all nine free-throw attempts. The Vikings (8-18, 3-10 Horizon League) shot 46 percent from the floor and were 15 of 19 from the line. Cameron Morse scored 18 points to...
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February 13, 2016  |  Discuss

Norris Cole has No. 30 retired with LeBron James, New Orleans Pelicans in attendance

Norris Cole, one of the most decorated players in Cleveland State history, had his No. 30 jersey retired at the Wolstein Center Saturday afternoon before the Vikings took on the Oakland Golden Grizzlies. A number of Cole’s New Orleans Pelicans teammates were on hand to support him, as was his former Miami Heat teammate, LeBron James. Cole’s number was the third retired by the...
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February 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Cleveland State doomed by lack of shooting, drops fourth straight

A rough year just gets rougher for the Cleveland State Vikings. Despite a career-high 25-point, 10-rebound, 3-block effort from junior forward Demonte Flannigan, CSU dropped its fourth straight game Thursday night at the Wolstein Center. The loss brings Cleveland State’s record to 7-17 (2-9 in Horizon League play), while the visiting Detroit Titans improved to 11-11 (5-6 HL)...
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February 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Cleveland State loses to 3-18 Illinois-Chicago in foul-riddled OT affair

Cleveland State led Horizon League doormat Illinois-Chicago by as many as 12 points Saturday afternoon, but the Flames fought back to defeat the foul-troubled Vikings in overtime. The 72-70 win snaps UIC’s 10-game losing streak and puts the Flames in the win column for the first time in conference play. The loss drops Cleveland State to 7-16 on the year (2-8 Horizon League) and...
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January 30, 2016  |  Discuss

Cleveland State outshot, outrebounded, overmatched by 18-4 Valparaiso

Early in the first half at the Athletics-Recreation Center (or ARC) in Valparaiso, Indiana Thursday night, Cleveland State sophomore Kenny Carpenter came away with a steal. He finished with a layup at the other end, giving the Vikings a two-point lead over the heavily favored, Horizon League-leading Valparaiso Crusaders. As the ball came through the net, you could almost hear Bill...
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January 29, 2016  |  Discuss

Cleveland State shoots 35 percent, falls to Youngstown State at the Q

The Cleveland State Vikings came into their Sunday afternoon game against the Youngstown State Penguins at Quicken Loans Arena having won their last two games. They opened Horizon League play with five straight losses, all against the conference’s upper crust. (Oakland, Detroit, Green Bay, Milwaukee, and Wright State are all in the top six behind 16-4 Valparaiso.) The Vikings...
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January 24, 2016  |  Discuss

Cleveland State cruises past Illinois-Chicago 70-53

CLEVELAND (AP) Rob Edwards scored 24 points and Cleveland State cruised past Illinois-Chicago 70-53 Monday night. Edwards made 7 of 14 from the field, including four 3-pointers, grabbed six rebounds and had four assists. Andre Yates added 11 points for the Vikings (7-13, 2-5 Horizon). Dikembe Dixson led Illinois-Chicago (2-15, 0-6) with 15 points. Tai Odiase scored 11 points...
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January 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Carpenter leads Cleveland State past Northern Kentucky 70-65

HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. (AP) Kenny Carpenter sank four 3-pointers and had a career-high 18 points Saturday night to lead Cleveland State past Northern Kentucky for its first Horizon League victory, 70-65. Cleveland State (6-13, 1-5) took the lead for good midway through the second half on Vinny Zollo's 3-pointer, which sparked a 10-2 burst and made it 60-54 with 6:57 to play. Earlier...
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January 16, 2016  |  Discuss

Cleveland State’s spirited comeback falls short as Vikings lose fourth straight

The Cleveland State Vikings made a nine-foot climb out of a 10-foot pit, as their frantic second-half comeback fell short against the Milwaukee Panthers Saturday afternoon at the Wolstein Center. The 65-62 loss is Cleveland State’s fourth in a row, all in Horizon League play. The defeat dropped CSU to 5-12 on the season (0-4 Horizon League), while Milwaukee improved to 12-5 (3...
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January 09, 2016  |  Discuss

Bullet points on the struggling Cleveland State Vikings

The Cleveland State Vikings fell to the Green Bay Phoenix at the Wolstein Center Thursday night, 87-67. The loss is the Vikings’ third straight and fourth in a row against Division I foes. (They beat Division II Cedarville on December 29.) They now stand at 5-11 overall and 0-3 in Horizon League play. Cleveland State jumped out to a 15-2 lead on the Phoenix (10-5) to open the game...
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January 07, 2016  |  Discuss

Bass leads Detroit to an 88-80 win over Cleveland State

DETROIT (AP) Paris Bass matched his career high with 28 points, grabbed 13 rebounds, collected four steals, and blocked three shots as Detroit won its second straight Horizon League game to start the season, topping Cleveland State 88-80 Monday night. Cleveland State made a 7-1 run in the final minutes, cutting the Detroit lead to five, 85-80 with 1:37 left, but Bass pulled down...
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January 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Cleveland State closes non-conference play with blowout win over Cedarville

Cleveland State opened non-conference play with a tough loss against Akron, the current MAC leader. They closed it with a blowout victory over Division II Cedarville, overcoming an early deficit and eventually coasting to a 77-37 final. Freshman guard Rob Edwards led the Vikings with a career-high 21 points (on 8-of-10 shooting) and 9 rebounds. His former teammate at Detroit’s...
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December 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Cleveland State tops Belmont on Demonte Flannigan hook shot in closing seconds

Well before the ball went up for Cleveland State’s Saturday afternoon game against the Belmont Bruins at the Wolstein Center, the Vikings looked to have a newfound enthusiasm about them. Coming off a sloppy but nonetheless valuable win over Loyola (Chicago), there was a bounce in CSU’s collective step. Junior guard Myles Hamilton led the charge, talking up his teammates during...
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December 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Cleveland State scores with 1.8 left, beats Belmont 67-65

CLEVELAND (AP) Demonte Flannigan scored with 1.8 seconds left and Cleveland State held back Belmont's late rally for a 67-65 victory on Saturday. Mack Mercer made a pair of free throws to cap Belmont's 19-4 run and the Bruins led 65-63 with 49 seconds to play. Flannigan scored a running hook shot to tie it at 65. Mercer, who scored a game-high 20 points, then missed a jumper....
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December 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Cleveland State falls to Toledo, now 2-5 on the season

Let’s check in on our young Cleveland State Vikings, shall we? Let me start with an apology that coverage was lacking during the Thanksgiving weekend. The Vikes were busy over the holiday, playing two games in Cancun and then squaring off with No. 2 ranked Maryland in College Park. CSU won their first game of that spell — a 57-52 win over Rider in Mexico on Tuesday, Nov. 24 —...
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December 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Edwards scores 17, Cleveland State beats Rider 57-52

CANCUN, Mexico (AP) Rob Edwards scored 17 and Andre Yates added 13 points to help Cleveland State beat Rider 57-52 Tuesday. Daniel Levitt scored 11 points for Cleveland State (2-2), which overcame a poor shooting performance in the first-ever meeting between the programs. Back-to-back layups by Xavier Lundy and Jimmie Taylor trimmed Rider's deficit to 53-52 with 1:05 to play...
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November 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Cleveland State falls to Rhode Island

Fresh off their first win of the season against Division II Malone University, the Cleveland State Vikings fell Saturday night to the Rams of Rhode Island in Kingston, RI. While the game didn’t take place in Mexico, it was the Vikings’ first of the Cancun Challenge tournament. Their next game will be in Cancun against Rider Tuesday afternoon. Your faithful reporter was not...
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November 22, 2015  |  Discuss

New-look CSU Vikings get first win of 2015-16

After a slow first half, a new-look Cleveland State team ran away from the Division II Malone Pioneers, claiming their first victory of the season by a tally of 62-46. The Vikes trailed at the half, 23-22, thanks in large part to Malone taking care of the ball. CSU wants to press and run this season, but they had just one steal and zero fast break points in the game’s first 20...
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November 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Cleveland State recovers to beat Malone 62-46

CLEVELAND (AP) Demonte Flanningan scored 22 points and grabbed 17 rebounds to lead Cleveland State to a 62-46 win over Division II's Malone on Tuesday night. Flanningan, who had 14 points and 10 rebounds in the first half, made 9 of 12 from the field and had five offensive and 12 defensive rebounds for the game. Vinny Zollo added 12 points, and Andre Yates chipped in 10 for Cleveland...
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November 17, 2015  |  Discuss

¡Viva los Vikingos! Cleveland State to play in Cancun Challenge

The 2015-16 season may be a tough one for the Cleveland State Vikings, but at the very least they will be able to enjoy some time on the beach. CSU will be among eight teams competing in the Cancun Challenge, hosted by the Hard Rock Riviera Maya in Cancun, Mexico. The other seven teams are Houston Baptist, Illinois State, Maryland, Rhode Island, Rider, South Dakota State, and TCU...
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May 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Leave-land State: What’s going on at CSU?

In 2012, Gary Waters saw a bright future for the Cleveland State Vikings. Perennial Horizon League power Butler, which had won at least a share of five of the previous six HL championships, left the conference to join the Big East. The Vikings were young but promising, with Anton Grady, Charlie Lee, and Marlin Mason all expected to become major contributors. With Butler out of...
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April 24, 2015  |  Discuss

All-conference forward Anton Grady leaving Cleveland State

Photo: Gregory Shamus/Getty Images North America All-conference forward Anton Grady will transfer from Cleveland State, ESPN’s Jeff Goodman reported Wednesday. Grady averaged 14.3 points, 7.9 rebounds, 1.4 blocks and 1.5 steals last season. He will have one season of eligibility at his new institution, which he can use immediately as a graduate transfer. The 2015-16 season initially...
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April 22, 2015  |  Discuss
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