BRACKET – Cleveland State Men’s Basketball Get 8th Seed And Rematch With Youngstown Coming UP Friday In Detroit

CLEVELAND, Ohio – The Cleveland State men’s basketball team earned the No. 8 seed in the 2017 Little Caesar’s Horizon League Basketball Championship and will open play with a first round game against No. 9 seed Youngstown State on Friday (March 3) at 8:00 pm at Joe Louis Arena in Detroit, Michigan in this single-elimination tournament.

The winner will advance to a second round game on Saturday (March 4) at 5:30 pm against top-seeded Oakland.

CSU (9-21, 5-13 HL) split two games with the Penguins this year, falling 67-64 at YSU on Jan. 28 and earning a 69-55 win over YSU (11-20, 5-13 HL) on Saturday (Feb. 25) at the Wolstein Center.

Seventh-seeded Detroit Mercy will face 10th seeded Milwaukee on Friday at 5:30 pm in the other first round game with that winner advancing to take on second-seeded Valparaiso on Saturday (March 4) at 8:00 pm.

Third-seeded Green Bay will face sixth-seeded UIC in a second round game on Sunday (March 5) at 5:00 pm with fourth-seeded Northern Kentucky facing fifth-seeded Wright State at 7:30 pm.

The semifinals will be played on Monday (March 6) at 7:00 pm and 9:30 pm on ESPNU with the championship game slated for Tuesday (March 7) at 7:00 pm on ESPN.

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David Sprouse
David is a professional sports photographer and writer for multiple outlets. He gets to bring fans closer to the sports they love by covering high school, college, ameture and professional sports teams such as the CSU Vikings, Cleveland Monsters, Cleveland Gladiators, Lake County Captains, as well as the Cleveland Cavaliers, Browns and Indians. David can also be heard doing color commentary on allsportscleveland.com and as a music DJ on wixyradio.com. He is also an instructor at the Ohio Media School where he teaches all things broadcasting. In his spare time, David enjoys leading worship, hunting, fishing and spending time with his family and friends. David has worked for iHeart Media, WMMS, WMJI and WHK radio and The Lorain Journal as a sports reporter. He hopes to continue and advance in his career, leaving his mark on the broadcast industry by inspiring new broadcasters to realize their potential and fostering relationships with professionals throughout the landscape.

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