CSU Stunned by Valparaiso

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CLEVELAND, Ohio —

The Cleveland State Vikings had history of playing well at home against Valparaiso on their side. But they didn’t play that way on Thursday night at the Wolstein Center. The Vikings, who came into the game with a half game lead took a 1-0 lead and that’s when the fun ended.

The visitors went crazy from the floor. Ryan Broekhoff popped threes like they were going out of style. An 11-1 lead blossomed to 17-1. It got even worse for CSU. Valparaiso led by as much as 21 points in the affair, before a very strong crowd in downtown Cleveland.

Broekhoff and Richie Edwards were a combined 10 for 16 from three point land. The Vikes found a lid on the basket. CSU shot a miserable 24 percent from the field and lost 59-41.

With the loss, the Vikings are now 10-3 in the Horizon League while Valparaiso is 11-3 in in first place. It will be a very tough road for CSU to try to wrestle away the number one seed for the Horizon League Tourney in a few weeks.

CSU hosts the Butler Bulldogs Saturday morning at 11a.m.