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VALPO Shows Up And Shows Off, Vikings Fall 78-57

Cleveland State began its final two-game road trip of the season with an 8 PM ET game at Valparaiso this Thursday (Feb. 9th), in which they lost by a final score of 78 to 57.

The Vikings are now 7-18 overall and 3-10 in the Horizon League following a 53-51 setback to Oakland on Saturday in the Wolstein Center.

This was a rough one for the Vikings men’s basketball team suffering from long stretches of scoreless minutes against a superior Valopraiso team.

Rob Edwards finished with 15 points, 7 rebounds and 2 assists.. Kenny Carpenter hit 6-of-14 from the floor for his 13 points and added 6 rebounds. Demonte Flannigan scored only 8 points with 5 rebounds and 2 assists. Needless to say, the bench had little to no production aside from Carpenter, and Bobby Word was essentially a no-show. If something does not change sooner than later, we could be seeing a mass exodus of not only players transferring and coaches getting the boot.

Next for the Vikings is an away game against UIC for a 4 PM ET tip-off on Saturday, February 11th. Then CSU returns home to host Northern Kentucky on February 16th at 7:45 PM ET, beginning a stretch of games at home to close the regular season.

Danny Simpson is a 4 year graduate from John Carroll University in Cleveland with a BA in Communications and Theatre Arts where he specialized in broadcast and theatre production. Graduated from Aurora High School, Danny has lived in North East Ohio all his life and love Cleveland Sports. Currently enrolled at The Ohio Center for Broadcasting in the Sports emphasis program, Danny hopes to make a name for himself somewhere for some professional or collegiate sports organization.

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