Cleveland State Vikings Men’s Basketball came back home this Thursday for a game against Northern Kentucky that would come down to the final seconds, and really test the strength of certain players at the foul line.
In the final 4 minutes we saw 2 ties and 3 lead changes. But ultimately the Vikings would lose the advantage with a Kasheem Thomas turnover with a minute and a half to go in the game. Thomas did lead the team in assists with 3 on the night as well as contributing 11 points. And after a few Drew McDonald free throws, N. Kentucky would sign the dotted line and call it a victory by a final score of 62-60.
Carson Williams for Northern Kentucky would lead all scorers with 22 points, while Rob Edwards recorded 19 points and 6 rebounds.
Bobby Word finished with 9 points, while Demonte Flannigan only had 6 points, 3 rebounds, and 4 fouls. The CSU Men’s Basketball team is now 8-19 overall and 4-11 in the Horizon League-play.
The Vikings were in position to win the two in a row after defeating the UIC Flames their previous game. But the nasty realization of not being able to finish games came back to bite them in the rear. And once again CSU was unable to handle the high-pressure defense in crunch time.
Next up for the Vikings is another home game against Wright State on Saturday, February 18th, for a 3:30 PM ET tip-off. And including the Wright State game, there are only 3 more regular season match-ups (at Detroit Mercy and home against Youngstown State) until the Horizon League Championship Tournament begins on Friday, March 3rd. Go Vikings!