Oakland Upset By Cleveland State In Horizon League Semifinals

Oakland Upset By Cleveland State In Horizon League Semifinals

Detroit Cleveland State's heady run through the Horizon League men's basketball tournament ran aground March 6 at Little Caesar Arena.

Benzinger had 19 points and nine rebounds to help second-seeded Wright State beat eighth-seeded Cleveland State 74-57 on Tuesday night to win the Horizon League Tournament title and earn an NCAA Tournament bid. Green Bay is 16-4 all-time in the championship game for 18 NCAA Tournament appearances.

The Vikings, who are now playing their fourth game in four days, are a trendy ATS pick today.

Cleveland State beat top-seeded Northern Kentucky University, 89-80, before topping Oakland, 44-43, in Thursday's semifinal.

A win would be the first time a team seeded lower than sixth would win the Horizon League title, CSU said. WSU got 11 points apiece from sophomore guard Cole Gentry and freshman guard Jaylon Hall. The 6-foot-9, 275-pound center finished with nine points and 12 rebounds, setting the school's freshman scoring record and its single-season mark for rebounds.

"Love displaced us the whole game". "We did a very, very good job establishing position, but he was just very persistent and very physical".

The Raiders decisively won the battles for rebounds (40-30), second-chance points (17-8), bench points (17-8) and points off turnovers (12-7).

Kenny Carpenter, playing in his hometown, had 18 points and Tyree Appleby scored 15 for the Raiders.

"It was definitely a great experience with this group of guys".

"We'll be starting all over two years in a row because next year, over half of our team will be new players", Felton said. All seats are on a first-come basis.

"My coach told me I'd have a leadership role on this team and my teammates backed me up all the way", Appleby said.

Got that Viking fever?

Cleveland State AthleticsCleveland State is one win away from an improbable NCAA bid. Six minutes deep into the second half, the Raiders were up 44-33 and well on their way to a victory that erased memories of four losses in Horizon League tournament title games in the last six years.

It's a big number here for a conference tournament game, but I like second-seeded Wright State to blow things open in the second half.

The Phoenix, winners of 11 straight HL tournament games, has claimed seven of the last eight titles and 16 of 21.

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