Cleveland State doomed by lack of shooting, drops fourth straight


Demonte Flannigan scored a career-high 25 points, but Cleveland State’s inability to hit from outside doomed them against Detroit.

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Cleveland State loses to 3-18 Illinois-Chicago in foul-riddled OT affair

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Cleveland State led Horizon League doormat Illinois-Chicago by as many as 12 points Saturday afternoon, but the Flames fought back to win in overtime.

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Cleveland State outshot, outrebounded, overmatched by 18-4 Valparaiso

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Look for Valpo in the top 25 soon. (CSU? Not so much)

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2016 Cleveland Sports Anniversaries

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The Miracle of Richfield. The Impossible Return. CSU in the Sweet 16. There are plenty of Cleveland anniversaries for sports fans to celebrate in 2016.

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Cleveland State’s spirited comeback falls short as Vikings lose fourth straight


The Vikings made a nine-foot climb out of a 10-foot pit Saturday afternoon.

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Bullet points on the struggling Cleveland State Vikings

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A look at what’s plaguing the Vikings, who have started conference play 0-3. (Hint: It’s the defense, stupid.)

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Cleveland State closes non-conference play with blowout win over Cedarville


Cleveland State blew out Division II Cedarville, 77-37, to close their non-conference schedule. Freshman Rob Edwards led the way with a career-high 21 points on 8-of-10 shooting.

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Cleveland State tops Belmont on Demonte Flannigan hook shot in closing seconds


The Cleveland State Vikings withstood a 19-4 Belmont run, and a Demonte Flannigan hook shot with 1.8 seconds left gave CSU their second straight win.

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Cleveland State outslugs Loyola, Gary Waters gets 350th career win

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It wasn’t pretty, but the Cleveland State Vikings beat the Loyola Ramblers to claim their first road win of the year and No. 350 of Gary Waters’ career

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Ohio Bobcats drop Cleveland State to 2-7

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Cleveland State led Ohio early, but was beaten up inside en route to a 76-67 loss at Quicken Loans Arena.

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Cleveland State makes baby steps, falls to Kent State at The Q

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Cleveland State led Kent State for over half of the game, but the Golden Flashes rallied in the second half to claim the victory at Quicken Loans Arena.

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Cleveland State falls to Toledo, now 2-5 on the season


The Cleveland State Vikings lost at Toledo, 76-65, to fall to 2-5 on the season. Let’s take a look at how the young Vikes have fared through seven games.

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Cleveland State falls to Rhode Island

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Cleveland State lost at Rhode Island, 73-45. In his first career start, freshman Rob Edwards led the Vikings with 16 points. The Vikings’ next game will take them to Cancun, Mexico.

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New-look CSU Vikings get first win of 2015-16


A 22-point, 17-rebound effort from Demonte Flannigan led a youthful Cleveland State team to its first victory of the 2015-16 season.

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Leave-land State: What’s going on at CSU?

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In 2012, Gary Waters saw a bright future for the Cleveland State Vikings. Perennial Horizon League power Butler, which had won at least a share of five of the previous six HL championships, left the conference to join the Atlantic 10 conference before finding their way to the revamped Big East. The Vikings were young but promising, with Anton

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Cleveland State’s Quest for Big Dance Ends in Valparaiso

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It wasn’t a surprising result. They were playing on the road. They were playing on the second night of a back-to-back. They were playing the conference champions. They were playing against a bigger team, a stronger team, perhaps a more skilled team. So it is not much of a shocker that the Cleveland State Vikings’

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Charting the Vikings’ Course to the Big Dance

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Their regular season ended with disappointment, and their path to the NCAA Tournament is much tougher than it would have been had they beaten Valparaiso last Friday, but the Cleveland State Vikings ain’t dead yet. They are the number four seed in the eight-team Horizon League tournament, and Friday night they play the Detroit Titans in

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Blinded by the Lights: Cleveland State Struggles on Big Stage

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For any team, those words hurt to say after a loss. They especially hurt for this Cleveland State team. For a team whose reputation is built around defense; for a team that led the conference in steals (officially) and floor burns (unofficially); for a team whose attitude embodies the nebulous but fierce Rust Belt identity;

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Breaking Down CSU’s Shot at the Conference Title

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Despite a boneheaded headline suggesting the contrary―seriously, who writes this crap?―the Cleveland State Vikings will play Friday night for a share of the Horizon League regular season title and the top seed in the Horizon League tournament. It looked as though CSU’s loss to Milwaukee would take them out of the title picture, as all powerhouse Valparaiso (then

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CSU falls to Milwaukee, loses shot at regular season conference title

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Cleveland State controlled their own destiny, and then they fumbled it away. The Vikings beat Green Bay in an overtime thriller Friday night, but fell to the Milwaukee Panthers 66-60 Sunday afternoon in the second leg of their two-game Wisconsin road trip. The loss ends CSU’s hopes for the regular season Horizon League title,1 though they can still get

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