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CSU Vikings Take On Kent State in First Game at Quicken Loans Arena

GAME #8 – vs. KENT STATE
Saturday, December 5 | 3:30 p.m. | Quicken Loans Arena | Cleveland, Ohio

GAME PREVIEW:
•     Cleveland State returns to action when the Vikings host Kent State at Quicken Loans Arena on Saturday (Dec. 5) at 3:30 pm.
•    The game will be broadcast live on AM 1220 WHKW with Al Pawlowski providing the play-by-play.
•    Saturday’s game will also be broadcast on the American Sports Network, as well as ESPN3.
•     It is just the second time CSU will play a home game this year and the first since the home opener on Nov. 17 vs. Malone.
•     The Vikings have played their last five games and six of their first seven games away from home.
•     CSU is 2-5 this year and is coming off a 76-65 loss at Toledo on Wednesday.
•     Kent State enters today with a 3-2 record and has not played since an 85-76 setback at Pittsburgh on Nov. 28.

THE KENT STATE SERIES:
•     Saturday’s meeting will be the 47th all-time meeting between the two schools.
•     Kent State holds a 27-19 lead in the all-time series.
•     CSU won the last meeting, 78-70, during the 2013-14 season.
•     CSU has won four of the last five meetings with Kent State.

GAME 7 RECAP – TOLEDO 76, CSU 65 (12/2/2015)
•     CSU fell to 2-5 with a 76-65 setback at Toledo on Wednesday night.
•     Rob Edwards led the Vikings with 15 points and three steals.

    •     Vinny Zollo scored 14 points with five rebounds, while Jibri Blount added 11 points and four rebounds off the bench.

CSU AT “THE Q”:
•    Saturday’s game will be the first of five games that CSU will play at Quicken Loans Arena this year.
•    CSU also hosts Ohio (Dec. 12), Youngstown State (Jan. 24), Valparaiso (Feb. 16) and Wright State (Feb. 27) at The Q.

    •    This will be the first time CSU will play at Quicken Loans Arena since Dec. 18, 2007, when the Vikings fell to Ohio State, 80-63.

UP NEXT:
•    CSU will host Ohio at Quicken Loans Arena at 1:00 pm on Saturday (Dec. 12).

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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