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Cleveland State Men’s Hoops Take on Valparaiso Tonight in Indiana

GAME #22
CLEVELAND STATE (7-14, 2-6 HL) at Valparaiso (17-4, 7-1 HL)

Thursday, January 28 | 8:00 pm ET | Athletics Recrecation Center | Valparaiso, Ind.

GAME PREVIEW:
•    CSU concludes the first round of Horizon League play when the Vikings play at Valparaiso at 8:00 pm ET on Thursday (Jan. 28).
•    The game will be broadcast live on AM 1420-WHK with Al Pawlowski providing the play-by-play and will also be available on ESPN3 and the WatchESPN App.
•    The Vikings are 7-14 overall and 2-6 in the Horizon League. CSU is coming off a 70-55 setback to Youngstown State on Sunday.
•    Valparaiso is 17-4 overall and tied for first place in the Horizon League with a 7-1 mark.
•    The Crusaders received nine votes in this week’s AP Top-25 poll and six in the USA Today Coaches Poll.

THE VALPARAISO SERIES:
•    CSU leads the all-time series with Valparaiso, 30-16.
•    Valpo has won seven of the last nine meetings, including all three match-ups last year after CSU swept the two games in 2013-14.
•    Since Valparaiso joined the Horizon League in 2007-08, the teams have split their 18 meetings.
•    CSU is 12-10 all-time in Valparaiso.

UP NEXT:
•    The Vikings begin the second round of Horizon League play when CSU travels to UIC for a 4:00 pm ET contest on Saturday (Jan. 30).
•    CSU returns home to host Detroit on Thursday (Feb. 4) at 7:30 pm in the Wolstein Center. It will be a doubleheader with the CSU women hosting Detroit at 5:30 pm.

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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