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January 8, 2018

A LOOK AT WHAT’S HAPPENING

MEN’S BASKETBALL

  • The Vikings (4-11, 1-2 HL) hit the road for the first time in the Horizon League season this week, playing at Detroit Mercy on Wednesday (Jan. 10) and 7:00 pm and at Oakland on Friday (Jan. 12) at 7:00 pm.
  • CSU split a pair of games last week, knocking off Green Bay, 80-79, and falling to Milwaukee, 64-60.
  • Kenny Carpenter averaged 18.5 points in the two games, while Bobby Word posted his first career double-double with 14 points and 10 rebounds in the win over Green Bay. Word also went over 1,000 career points vs. the Phoenix.

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL

  • The Vikings (11-4, 3-1) will hit the road for the first time during Horizon League play this week, playing at Milwaukee (Thursday, January 11), Green Bay (Saturday, January 13) and Northern Kentucky (Monday, January 15) in their toughest stretch of the season.
  • Last time out, the Vikings split a pair of games at home, falling to IUPUI, 77-64, and defeating UIC, 70-67.
  • Cleveland State is off to its best start ever under head coach Kate Peterson Abiad, and has won five of its last six games.

MEN’S SWIMMING & DIVING

  • Cleveland State will open second semester action this weekend at home.
  • The Vikings will host IUPUI and UIC this Friday (Jan. 12) and Saturday (Jan. 13), while Wright State will join the Horizon League duals on Saturday.
  • CSU won the Magnus Cup in the first semester and also won each of its past two duals.

WOMEN’S SWIMMING & DIVING

  • Cleveland State will open second semester action this weekend at home.
  • The Vikings will host IUPUI and UIC this Friday (Jan. 12) and Saturday (Jan. 13), while Wright State will join the Horizon League duals Saturday.
  • CSU has won each of its past three duals, including sweeping a double dual over Green Bay and Marshall, entering this week.

WOMEN’S INDOOR TRACK AND FIELD

  • Cleveland State will open the New Year on Saturday, January 13, participating in the Doug Raymond Invitational at Kent State University.
  • Field and track events will begin at 10:00 a.m. from the Kent State Field House.
  • This will be the second meet of the Indoor season for the Vikings, as they opened the season at the YSU Icebreaker back in December.

WRESTLING

  • Cleveland State will return home this Saturday, Jan. 13, as it hosts the second Cleveland State Open of the season.
  • Junior Evan Cheek placed seventh at 141 pounds at the prestigious Southern Scuffle this past week while redshirt sophomore Caleb Stockmaster also won three matches at the event.
  • Cheek’s results marked the second straight year a Viking was the only unseeded wrestler to place at his weight class at the Scuffle.

VIKING OF THE WEEK

Evan Cheek | Jr. | Wrestling

Cheek placed seventh at 141 pounds at the prestigious Southern Scuffle, one of the top events of the season. The only unseeded wrestler to place in the weight class, Cheek went 5-2 in the event, including a 10-1 major decision in the seventh place match vs. the No. 4 ranked wrestler in the nation. He won with a fall, a tech fall and two major decisions.

OTHER TOP PERFORMERS

Ashanti Abshaw | Jr. | Women’s Basketball
Averaged 26.5 points per game in two League games last week, shooting .514 from the field (19-for-37).

Evan Clayborne | So. | Men’s Basketball
After missing seven games with a knee injury, returned to score four points with a rebound and three blocks vs. Green Bay.

Mariah Miller | So. | Women’s Basketball
Scored 12 points off the bench in a win over UIC, hitting five of seven from the field, adding eight rebounds.

Bobby Word | Sr. | Men’s Basketball
Posted first career double-double against Green Bay, while also reaching 1,000 career points.

THIS WEEK’S SCHEDULE

Wednesday, Jan. 10
Men’s Basketball at Detroit Mercy, 7:00 pm

Thursday, Jan. 11
Women’s Basketball at Milwaukee, 12:00 pm

Friday, Jan. 12
Men’s Swimming & Diving hosts IUPUI/UIC, 6:00 pm
Women’s Swimming & Diving hosts IUPUI/UIC, 6:00 pm
Men’s Basketball at Oakland, 7:00 pm

Saturday, Jan. 13
Women’s Indoor Track & Field at Doug Raymond Invitational, 10:00 am
Men’s Swimming & Diving hosts IUPUI/UIC/Wright State, 1:00 pm
Women’s Swimming & Diving hosts IUPUI/UIC/Wright State, 1:00 pm
Women’s Basketball at Green Bay, 2:00 pm

   

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