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Cleveland State Battles Green Bay in Horizon League Tourney Saturday

GAME #32
LITTLE CAESARS HORIZON LEAGUE MEN’S BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIP
#9 CLEVELAND STATE (9-22) vs. #4 GREEN BAY (19-12)

Saturday, March 5, 2016 | 12:00 pm ET | Joe Louis Arena | Detroit, Mich.

GAME PREVIEW:
•    Ninth-seeded Cleveland State opens play in the Little Caesars Horizon League Championship with a first round game against fourth-seeded Green Bay on Saturday (March 5) at 12:00 pm.
•    The League tournament will be played at Joe Louis Arena in Detroit, Mich., the first time since 2002 that the tournament will be contested at a neutral site.
•    CSU concluded the regular season at 9-22 overall and 4-14 in the Horizon League.
•    Green Bay went 19-12 overall and 11-7 in the League.
•    Saturday’s game will be broadcast live on AM 1220-WHKW with Al Pawlowski providing the play-by-play.
•    The game will be live on ESPN3 with Will Haskett providing the play-by-play and David Kaplan serving as the analyst.

THE GREEN BAY SERIES:
•    Green Bay leads the all-time series with CSU, 43-29.
•    The Phoenix won both meetings this year, 87-67, on Jan. 7 in the Wolstein Center and 78-61 on Feb. 22 in Green Bay.
• CSU is 1-1 against Green Bay in the Horizon League tournament.
•    CSU lost in the first round at Green Bay in the 2007 tournament and defeated the Phoenix in the 2009 semfinals at Butler.

UP NEXT:
•    The winner of Saturday’s first round game advances to the second round to play the winner of Saturday’s first round game between No. 5 Milwaukee and No. 8 Northern Kentucky on Sunday (March 6) at 1:00 pm at Joe Louis Arena.

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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