Scores

Final

Loyola (IL) 66

(14-16, 5-13 Horizon)

Cleveland State 80

(16-16, 10-8 Horizon)

    7:00 PM ET, March 2, 2010

    1 2 T
    L-IL 27 3966
    CLEV 44 3680

    Top Performers

    Loyola (IL): A. Polka 21 Pts, 12 Reb, 3 Ast, 1 Stl

    Cleveland State: N. Cole 15 Pts, 5 Reb, 11 Ast, 4 Stl

    Cleveland State bounces Loyola in first round of Horizon tourney

    Associated Press

    CLEVELAND -- Norris Cole scored 15 points, dished out 11 assists and had four steals to lead Cleveland State to an 80-66 win over Loyola of Chicago on Tuesday night in the first round of the Horizon League tournament.

    Aaron Pogue finished with 13 points and seven rebounds for the fifth-seeded Vikings (16-16), the defending tournament champions. Cleveland State will play Wisconsin-Milwaukee in the second round.

    Jeremy Montgomery scored 11 points and D'Aundray Brown added 10 for Cleveland State.

    The Vikings didn't have much trouble with the eighth-seeded Ramblers (14-16), building a 42-22 lead with 2:12 left in the first half on a layup by Anthony Wells.

    Walt Gibler's two free throws trimmed Cleveland State's lead to 57-52 with 8 minutes to play. But the Vikings answered with seven straight points to extend Loyola's losing streak to five games.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    L-IL
    CLEV
    Points 66 80
    FG Made-Attempted 19-57 (.333) 28-53 (.528)
    3P Made-Attempted 6-17 (.353) 4-14 (.286)
    FT Made-Attempted 22-32 (.688) 20-29 (.690)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 21 (0/0) 24 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 3 20

    2009-10 Season

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