CSU men’s basketball defeats Canisius
The Cleveland State men’s basketball team displayed tenacity on Wednesday night securing a 71-61 victory over Canisius and maintaining an unblemished 3-0 home record. The Vikings now stand at 3-1 overall, while Canisius drops to 1-2.
Vikings forward Tristan Enaruna's double-double (19 points, 10 rebounds) led the way, extending his streak of 26 consecutive games with 10 or more points.
Tae Williams (14 points) and Drew Lowder (13 points) also contributed to the Vikings’ victory and resilient performance.
Cleveland State's comeback from an early deficit showcased their perseverance. Tevin Smith's first-half contribution of nine points spurred a 9-0 run, securing a 35-34 halftime lead.
In the second half, the Vikings tightened their defense, holding Canisius to 27 points on 9-30 shooting. Despite Canisius' 3-point prowess this season, they were limited to four successful attempts during the game.
The Vikings extended their lead with threes from Enaruna and Lowder. Despite Canisius's efforts to cut the deficit, Cleveland State dominated with a 10-0 run for an 11-point lead.
The Vikings, now 3-1, head on the road for a Saturday clash with Eastern Michigan in Ypsilanti, Mich., with tip-off at 1:00 p.m., which can be watched on ESPN+.
The Vikings will look to maintain an undefeated home record with their next game at The Wolstein Center, on Nov. 22.