Cleveland State Men’s Hoops Takes on YSU Tonight in Horizon League Tournament

GAME #31
HORIZON LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP 1ST ROUND

No. 9 Youngstown State (11-20) vs. No. 8 Cleveland State (9-21)
Friday, March 3, 2017 | 8:00 pm
Detroit, Mich. | Joe Louis Arena
Live Stats | ESPN3 | AM 1420 WHK

GAME PREVIEW:
•     Eighth-seeded Cleveland State opens the 2017 Horizon League Championship with a first round game against ninth-seeded Youngstown State on Friday (March 3) at 8:00 pm at Joe Louis Arena in Detroit, Mich.
•    The Vikings are 9-21 this year and finished 5-13 in the League. YSU is 11-20 overall and also went 5-13 in the Horizon League.
•    Friday’s game will be broadcast live on AM 1420, WHK with Al Pawlowski providing the play-by-play.
•    The game will be broadcast live on the WatchESPN App/ESPN3 with Will Haskett and Dave Kaplan on the call.

THE YOUNGSTOWN STATE SERIES:
•    CSU leads the all-time series with YSU, 46-41, and has won 15 of the last 21 meetings between the two teams.
•    The 87 games are the most CSU has played against a school in program history.
•    YSU won the first meeting this year, 67-64, on Jan. 28 with CSU earning a 69-55 win in the Wolstein Center in Saturday’s regular season finale.
•    Friday’s game will be the first-ever meeting between the two teams in the Horizon League tournament.

UP NEXT:
•    The winner of Saturday’s game will play top-seeded Oakland in a second round game on Saturday (March 4) at 5:30 pm at Joe Louis Arena.

About the Author

Matt Loede

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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