The disappointing 2016-2017 season for the Cleveland State men’s basketball team is over, as the Vikings concluded their season with an 84-69 loss to the Youngstown State Penguins at Joe Louis Arena in Detroit, Michigan in the first round of the Horizon League Tournament.
The Vikings and Penguins were tied at 51 mid way through the second half. Cleveland State was outscored 33-18 the rest of the way.
Rob Edwards lead the Vikings with a game-high 27 points. It’s the tenth time this season Edwards has reached the 20 point-mark in a game.
Cleveland State’s biggest lead of the game was six in the first half and held a 37-33 halftime lead.
The Vikings loss the third and final meeting of the season to their in-state conference rivals. Both teams won the regular season meetings on their home courts.
Cleveland State finishes the season with a 9-22 record. The Vikings finished Horizon League conference play at 5-13.
Now the focus shifts to the future of head coach Gary Waters. Will he remain with the Vikings or will a change be made?