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Cleveland State Vikings VS Youngstown State Penguins Preview

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*** preview courtesy of Cleveland State***

GAME #14
Youngstown State (2-11, 0-0 HL) at Cleveland State (3-10, 0-0 HL)

Monday, January 1, 2018 | 1:00 pm
Cleveland, Ohio | Wolstein Center
Live Stats | ESPN3AM 1420

Youngstown State at Cleveland State

• Cleveland State begins the 2018 calendar year and opens Horizon League play on Monday (Jan. 1) when the Vikings host Youngstown State at 1:00 pm in the Wolstein Center.
• CSU went 3-10 in the non-league slate, while the Penguins enter the game at 2-11. Both teams fell at Big 10 opponents on Friday night with CSU losing at Michigan State and YSU falling at Indiana.
• Monday’s game will be broadcast live on AM 1420 and AM 1440, as well at ESPN3.
• Al Pawlowski and Pat Vuyancih will provide the call on both the radio and video stream.
• CSU leads the all-time series with YSU, 46-42, and has won 15 of the last 22 meetings between the two teams.
• The 88 games are the most CSU has played against a school in program history.
• The Penguins won two of the three match-ups last year, including a victory in the first round of the League tournament.
• CSU is 27-15 all-time vs. YSU in Cleveland, including a 69-55 win in last year’s regular season finale in the Wolstein Center.
GAME 13: @#2 MICHIGAN STATE 111, CSU 61 (12/29/17):
Bobby Word scored a career-high 26 points, hitting a career-best seven threes in CSU’s setback at second-ranked Michigan State.
• Word finished 7-of-13 from three-point in the game as the Vikings knocked down 11 three-pointers as a team.
Anthony Wright finished with 14 points and three rebounds, while Tyree Appleby scored nine points with four assists.
Kasheem Thomas added seven points and Kenny Carpenter grabbed four rebounds.
• The Vikings committed a season-low nine turnovers.
• Monday’s game will be the 24th Horizon League opener and 34th league opener for CSU.
• CSU is 9-14 in Horizon League openers and 16-17 in overall league openers.
• Monday’s game will be just the second time CSU will play on New Year’s Day in program history.
• CSU defeated UIC, 83-59, on Jan. 1, 2011, in the Wolstein Center.
• The Vikings hosting YSU will be one of just 10 scheduled games on the Division I schedule on Jan. 1.
• Senior Bobby Word scored a career-high 26 points in Friday’s setback at No. 2 Michigan State.
• Word hit 9-of-17 from the field, including 7-of-13 from behind the arc. The seven threes are tied for the third most in a game in school history.
• Word’s previous career-high was 25 points last year against Western Michigan.
Tyree Appleby is averaging 11.5 points, 1.9 rebounds, 3.2 assists and 1.6 steals in his first season of college basketball.
• He ranks fourth in the League in steals, eighth in assists and is 20th in scoring.
• He is a two-time Horizon League Freshman of the Week, earning the award in back-to-back weeks (Dec. 4 & Dec. 10).
• Appleby earned the first award after averaging 10.0 points, 2.5 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 1.5 steals vs. Arkansas State and at Kent State, shooting .562 (9-16) from the floor.
• Appleby picked up his second straight honor after averaging 18.0 points, 3.5 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 3.5 steals, while shooting .800 (12-15) from the field, including 5-of-6 (.833) from three-point at Western Michigan and vs. Notre Dame College.
• Appleby scored a career-high 24 points at Western Michigan (Dec. 6), hitting 8-of-10 from the field, including 4-of-5 from three-point and all four free throws, while adding three rebounds, three assists and three steals.
• It was the most points by a CSU freshman since Rob Edwards scored 26 points at Detroit Mercy on Jan. 4, 2016.
• Senior Kenny Carpenter is enjoying his best season to date.
• He ranks 15th in the Horizon League in scoring (12.8), 13th in rebounding (5.8) and 16th in assists (2.7).
• Carpenter is also fifth in field goal percentage (.467).
• Carpenter scored a career-high 26 points against Coppin State (Nov. 17), bettering his old career-high of 24 points set at UIC as a sophomore.
• He scored 24 points in the first half vs. Coppin State and finished the game 10-of-17 from the field, including 6-of-11 from three-point.
• The six three-pointers are tied for the fourth most in a game in program history and the 17th time a CSU player made six three’s.
• He became the first CSU player to make six three’s since Charlie Lee hit six at Oakland on Feb. 6, 2014.
Kenny Carpenter has posted two double-doubles this year, the first two of his career.
• Carpenter recorded his first career double-double with 11 points and a career-high 12 boards in the season opener at Akron (Nov. 11).
• He posted a career-high 26 points and 11 rebounds against Coppin State (Nov. 17).
Anthony Wright recorded his first career double-double on Dec. 2 at Kent State.
• Wright scored a career-high 21 points, hitting 8-of-11 from the field, including a career-best four three’s (in six attempts). He also had a career-high tying 11 rebounds.
• Wright is averaging 8.5 points and ranks 11th in the League with 6.0 rebounds.
• He is shooting .513 (39-76) from the field and .793 (23-29) at free throw line. Wright has made his last nine free throws.
• After coming off the bench in the first two games, Wright has drawn a starting assignment the last 11 contests.
• Senior Bobby Word has started all 44 games of his CSU career.
• He is averaging 10.2 points this year, while ranking 10th in the League in three’s (2.1).
• Word scored a career-high 26 points – hitting a career-best seven threes – at Michigan State (Dec. 29).
• Word scored a team-high 19 points in a win over Notre Dame College (Dec. 10).
• He made 5-of-6 from three-point for 15 points vs. Central Connecticut (Nov. 24).
• Word is the top returning scorer from last year’s team at 11.1 ppg.
Jamarcus Hairston had a career-high 17 points at Niagara (12/19).
• He hit 7-of-9 from the floor, adding five boards and two assists in a career-high 31 minutes.
• Hairston’s old career-high was 13 points set in the season opener against Kent State last year.
• The Vikings have played in four one possession games this year, including a 79-77 setback at Niagara on Dec. 19.
• CSU played in three straight one poessession games from Nov. 20 through Nov. 29.
• CSU fell at ECU, 72-69 (Nov. 20), lost at home to Central Conn., 74-73, (Nov. 24), and topped Arkansas State, 75-72 (Nov. 29).
• It was the first time CSU played three straight one poessession games since the 1999-2000 season when CSU fell at St. Bonaventure, 71-69, (12/30/99), and won at Loyola, 70-68 (1/6/00) and at UIC, 91-89 (1/8/00).
• First-year head coach Dennis Felton earned his first victory at CSU with an 80-56 win over Coppin State (Nov. 17).
• Felton, who made his CSU regular season debut on Nov. 11 at Akron, was named the 15th head coach in CSU history on March 24.
• Felton, a coaching veteran with more than 30 years of experience, is in his 12th season as a head coach, having spent five years at Western Kentucky (1998-03) and five-plus seasons at Georgia (2003-09).
• During his time on the sidelines Felton has amassed 187 victories, won seven conference championships and led six of his teams to the postseason, including four NCAA berths.
• The Vikings have tied the single game school record with 14 made three-pointers two times this year.
• CSU was 14-of-32 from three-point against Coppin State (Nov. 17) and went 14-of-39 from long distance against Notre Dame College (Dec. 10).
• The Vikings have hit 14 three’s in a game six times in school history.
• CSU has hit a three-pointer in a school record 610 consecutive games.
• The Vikings have hit at least three three’s in 159 straight contests, extending the streak with 11 threes at Michigan State on Friday night.
• The last time CSU failed to make a three-pointer was Feb. 21, 1998, when the Vikings were 0-for-8 in a 60-57 win over Detroit.
• CSU concludes a three game homestand to open League play with two games this week.
• The Vikings host Green Bay on Thursday (Jan. 4) at 7:00 pm and Milwaukee on Saturday (Jan. 6) at 3:30 pm.


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