CSU men’s basketball falls to Youngstown State in league opener
The Vikings fell on the road to the Youngstown State Penguins, Wednesday, in their Horizon League opening game, with a final score of 94-69.
The loss dropped Cleveland State's record to 5-3, with a 0-1 record in Horizon League play.
The Vikings were up 7-5 in the game’s first four minutes, but the Penguins caught up and tied at 7-7 as the game headed into its first media timeout.
Youngstown State did not trail again. The Penguins' largest lead of the night was 29 points, which CSU fought to get down to 17 points, but could not get any closer.
Cleveland State guard Drew Lowder led the Vikings with 17 points. Lowder finished the night 5-6 from the free throw line and added three assists to the team’s total of 14.
CSU forward Tristan Enaruna had his 30th consecutive game scoring double figures, with 13 points. Enaruna also led the team in assists with four total.
The Vikings return home on Dec. 2 to play Detroit Mercy at 3 p.m. at the Wolstein Center for their second game in the opening week of conference play.
Cleveland State students can claim free tickets for all men’s basketball games this season by visiting CSU’s athletic department’s website. Non-students can purchase tickets starting as low as $10 for upcoming games.