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Cleveland State Kicks Offf Cancun Challenge Vs. Rider

GAME #4 – vs. RIDER
CANCUN CHALLENGE
Tuesday, November 24 | 12:30 p.m. | Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya | Cancun, Mexico

GAME PREVIEW:
• Cleveland State plays its first of two games in Cancun, Mexico when the Vikings play Rider on Tuesday (Nov. 24) at 12:30 pm.
• The Cancun Challenge is being played in a ballroom at the Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya.
• The game is the second of five straight games away from home and continues a stretch of six of CSU’s first seven away from home.
• The game will be broadcast on AM 1420 WHK with Al Pawlowski providing the play-by-play.
• The Vikings are 1-2 this year and are coming off a 73-45 setback at Rhode Island on Saturday (Nov. 21).
• Rhode Island is also 1-1 this year after dropping a 58-55 contest at home to Valparaiso on Tuesday morning.

THE RIDER SERIES:
• Tuesday’s meeting will be the first-ever meeting between the two schools in men’s basketball.
• CSU and Rider do have some history in athletics as the two schools are both members of the Eastern Wrestling League.

GAME 3 RECAP – RHODE ISLAND 73, CSU 45 (11/21/2015)
• CSU dropped its first game of the Cancun Challenge, 73-45, at Rhode Island on Saturday night.
• Rob Edwards tallied 16 points, five rebounds and three steals in his first career start.
• Kenny Carpenter added nine points, while Jeron Rogers and Jibri Blount scored five points each.
• Rhode Island raced out to a 39-19 lead at the half and shot .634 (26-41) for the game.

UP NEXT:
• The Vikings will play their second and final game in Cancun on Wednesday (Nov. 25).
• CSU will play either South Dakota State or Houston Baptist on day two at either 12:30 pm or 3:00 pm at the Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya.

Matt Loede has been a part of the Cleveland Sports Media for over 21 years, with experience covering Major League Baseball, National Basketball Association, the National Football League and even high school and college events. He has been a part of the Cleveland Indians coverage since the opening of Jacobs/Progressive Field in 1994, and spent two and a half years covering the team for 92.3 The Fan, and covers them daily for Associated Press Radio. You can follow Matt on Twitter HERE.

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