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Cleveland State Looks for 6th Win Today Against Valparaiso at Wolstein Center

GAME #18
Valparaiso (13-4, 3-1 HL) at Cleveland State (5-12, 1-4 HL)
Saturday, January 14, 2017 | 3:30 pm ET
Cleveland, Ohio | Wolstein Center
Live Stats | ESPN3 | AM 1420 WHK

GAME PREVIEW:
•     Cleveland State concludes a brief two-game homestand with a 3:30 pm contest against Valparaiso on Saturday (Jan. 14) at the Wolstein Center.
•    It’s doubleheader with the CSU women hosting UIC at 1:00 pm.
•    The Vikings are 5-12 overall and 1-4 in the Horizon League following a 59-54 setback to UIC on Thursday night.
•    Valparaiso is 13-4 overall (3-1 HL) and is coming off a 78-62 win at Youngstown State on Thursday night.
•    Saturday’s game will be simulcast on AM 1420, WHK and ESPN3 with Al Pawlowski providing the play-by-play and Pat Vuyancih serving as the analyst.

THE VALPO SERIES:
•  CSU leads the all-time series with the Crusaders, 30-18.
•    Valpo has won the last five meetings overall and 11 of the 15 match ups since the 2008-09 season.
•    The Vikings are 16-7 all-time against Valpo in Cleveland, including a 6-4 record in the Wolstein Center.
•    The Crusaders defeated CSU in Cleveland last season, 66-43, in Quicken Loans Arena, and earned a 77-52 win in Valparaiso.

GAME 17 REVIEW: UIC 59, @CSU 54 (1/12/17):
•     The Vikings dropped just their second home game of the season, falling to UIC on Thursday night.
•    Rob Edwards led all scorers with 13 points, adding six rebounds and four assists.
•    Jamarcus Hairston had 10 points, four rebounds and two steals, while Bobby Word scored 10 points with five rebounds.

UP NEXT:
•    The Vikings hit the road on Monday (Jan. 16) for a 7:00 pm game at Oakland to start a four game road trip.
•    CSU will also play at Milwaukee (Jan. 20), at Green Bay (Jan. 23) and at Youngstown State (Jan. 28) on the road swing.

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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