Vikings Head to Detroit Mercy for First League Road Game on Wednesday

Vikings Head to Detroit Mercy for First League Road Game on Wednesday

GAME #17
Cleveland State (4-12, 1-2 HL) at Detroit Mercy (4-13, 0-4 HL)

Wednesday, January 10, 2018 | 7:00 pm
Detroit, Mich. | Calihan Hall
Live Stats | ESPN3AM 1420

Cleveland State at Detroit Mercy

    •    Cleveland State hits the road for the first time in Horizon League play when the Vikings travel to Detroit Mercy for a 7:00 pm game on Wednesday (Jan. 10) in Calihan Hall.
    •    The Vikings are 4-12 this year and 1-2 in the Horizon League after a 64-60 setback to Milwaukee on Saturday.
    •    The Titans are 4-13 (0-4 HL) this year and have dropped 11 in a row, including a 56-54 setback to League leading Northern Kentucky on Sunday at home.
    •    Wednesday's game will be available live on ESPN3, while Al Pawlowski will provide the call of the game on AM 1420 and AM 1440.
    •     Detroit Mercy leads the all-time series with CSU, 41-23.
    •    The Titans have won three of the last four meetings with the teams splitting last year's two games as each team won on its own home court.
    •    The Vikings are 4-26 all-time in Detroit, last winning in the 2014-15 season.
GAME 16: MILWAUKEE 64, @CSU 60 (1/6/18):
    • The Vikings fell to Milwaukee, 64-60, on Saturday afternoon in the Wolstein Center.
    •    CSU trailed by 10 points with 2:36 to play, but rallied to make it a one possession game (66-63) on Bobby Word's three-pointer with 11 seconds to play. However, UWM used a free throw to push the lead back to four points with eight seconds left.
    •    Kenny Carpenter scored 17 points with four rebounds and four assists to lead CSU, while Bobby Word scored 11 points.

    •    The Vikings have played in six one possession games this year, posting a 2-4 mark in those games.
    •    Two of CSU's three League games have come down to the final possession as the Vikings fell to Youngstown State (80-77) and defeated Green Bay (80-79).
    •    CSU played in three straight one poessession games from Nov. 20 through Nov. 29.
    •    CSU fell at ECU, 72-69 (Nov. 20), lost at home to Central Conn., 74-73, (Nov. 24), and topped Arkansas State, 75-72 (Nov. 29).
    •    It was the first time CSU played three straight one poessession games since the 1999-2000 season when CSU fell at St. Bonaventure, 71-69, (12/30/99), and won at Loyola, 70-68 (1/6/00) and at UIC, 91-89 (1/8/00).
    •    The Vikings also had a one possession games at Niagara (L, 79-77 on Dec. 19).

    •    With his 11 point effort vs. Green Bay on Jan. 4, Bobby Word reached 1,000 career points.
    •     Word scored 487 points during his two seasons at Oral Roberts and has 527 points during his CSU career for 1,014 career points.
    •     He is averaging 16.3 points over the last three games.

    •    Bobby Word notched his first career double-double in a win over Green Bay (Jan. 4).
    • Word scored 14 points and added a career-high 10 rebounds. His old career-high was seven rebounds.

    •     Senior Bobby Word has started all 48 games of his CSU career.
    •    He is 20th in the League in scoring this year (11.4), while ranking fifth in the League in three pointers (2.4).
    •    Word scored a career-high 26 points - hitting a career-best seven threes - at Michigan State (Dec. 29).
    •    He followed that up with a 24 point effort vs. Youngstown State (Jan. 1), which included nine points in the final 49 seconds. His three-pointer with nine seconds left tied the game at 77-77 before the Penguins won it with a buzzer beater.
    •    Word scored a team-high 19 points in a win over Notre Dame College (Dec. 10). He also made 5-of-6 from three-point for 15 points vs. Central Connecticut (Nov. 24).
    •    Word is the top returning scorer from last year's team (11.1).

    •     Senior Kenny Carpenter is enjoying his best season to date.
    •    He ranks 14th in the Horizon League in scoring (13.5) and 15th in rebounding (5.4), while adding 2.5 assists.
    •    Carpenter is also ninth in field goal percentage (.497).
    •    He has two, 20-point games this year and has scored in double figures 12 times.
    •    Carpenter scored a career-high 26 points against Coppin State (Nov. 17), bettering his old career-high of 24 points set at UIC as a sophomore.
    •    He scored 24 points in the first half vs. Coppin State and finished the game 10-of-17 from the field, including 6-of-11 from three-point.
    •    The six three-pointers are tied for the fourth most in a game in program history and the 17th time a CSU player made six three's.
    •    He became the first CSU player to make six threes since Charlie Lee hit six at Oakland on Feb. 6, 2014.

    •     Kenny Carpenter has posted two double-doubles this year, the first two of his career.
    •    Carpenter recorded his first career double-double with 11 points and a career-high 12 boards in the season opener at Akron (Nov. 11).
    •    He posted a career-high 26 points and 11 rebounds against Coppin State (Nov. 17).
    •    Carpenter is one of eight players in the Horizon League who has multiple double-doubles this year.

    •     After missing seven games with a knee injury, Evan Clayborne returned to the lineup on Thursday night vs. Green Bay (Jan. 4).
    •     Clayborne came off the bench and played 10 minutes, finishing with four points, one rebound and three blocked shots.

    •     Jamarcus Hariston earned his first career start at CSU in vs. Green Bay (Jan. 4). He totaled two points, four rebounds and two steals in 26 minutes.
    •    Hairston tallied seven points and set career-highs in rebounds (6) and assists (3) against Youngstown State (Jan. 1).
    •    He scored a career-high 17 points at Niagara (Dec. 19), hitting 7-of-9 from the field, adding five boards and two assists in a career-high 31 minutes.
    •    Hairston's old career-high was 13 points set in the season opener against Kent State last year.

    •     Tyree Appleby is averaging 10.9 points, 2.0 rebounds, 3.3 assists and 1.4 steals in his first season of college basketball.
    •    He ranks sixth in the League in steals, seventh in assists and is 22nd in scoring - the second highest scoring freshman in the League.
    •    He is a two-time Horizon League Freshman of the Week, earning the award in back-to-back weeks (Dec. 4 & Dec. 10).
    •    Appleby earned the first award after averaging 10.0 points, 2.5 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 1.5 steals vs. Arkansas State and at Kent State, shooting .562 (9-16) from the floor.
    •    Appleby picked up his second straight honor after averaging 18.0 points, 3.5 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 3.5 steals, while shooting .800 (12-15) from the field, including 5-of-6 (.833) from three-point at Western Michigan and vs. Notre Dame College.
    •    Appleby scored a career-high 24 points at Western Michigan (Dec. 6), hitting 8-of-10 from the field, including 4-of-5 from three-point and all four free throws, while adding three rebounds, three assists and three steals.
    •    It was the most points by a CSU freshman since Rob Edwards scored 26 points at Detroit Mercy on Jan. 4, 2016.

    •     Anthony Wright recorded his first career double-double on Dec. 2 at Kent State.
    •    Wright scored a career-high 21 points, hitting 8-of-11 from the field, including a career-best four three's (in six attempts). He also had a career-high tying 11 rebounds.
    •    Wright is averaging 7.9 points and ranks 10th in the League with 5.9 rebounds.
    •    Wright is shooting .806 (25-31) at free throw line and has made his last 11 free throws.
    •    After coming off the bench in the first two games, Wright has drawn a starting assignment in the last 14 contests.

    •     First-year head coach Dennis Felton earned his first victory at CSU with an 80-56 win over Coppin State (Nov. 17).
    •     Felton, who made his CSU regular season debut on Nov. 11 at Akron, was named the 15th head coach in CSU history on March 24.
    •    Felton, a coaching veteran with more than 30 years of experience, is in his 12th season as a head coach, having spent five years at Western Kentucky (1998-03) and five-plus seasons at Georgia (2003-09).
    •    During his time on the sidelines Felton has amassed 188 victories, won seven conference championships and led six of his teams to the postseason, including four NCAA berths.

    •     Kasheem Thomas has had a strong start to Horizon League play, averaging 9.3 points and 3.7 assists, while shooting .533 (8-15) from the field and .600 (3-5) from three-point.
    •    Thomas scored a season-high 11 points with six assists against Youngstown State (Jan. 1).
    •    He started 39 consecutive games to open his career, including all 31 last year, the most by a freshman in program history.
    •    Thomas has a career assist-to-turnover ratio of 1.9 (133 assists to 70 turnovers).

    •     The Vikings have tied the single game school record with 14 made three-pointers two times this year.
    •    CSU was 14-of-32 from three-point against Coppin State (Nov. 17) and went 14-of-39 from long distance against Notre Dame College (Dec. 10).
    •    The Vikings have hit 14 three's in a game six times in school history.

    •    CSU has hit a three-pointer in a school record 613 consecutive games.
    •    The Vikings have hit at least three three's in 162 straight contests, extending the streak with eight threes vs. Milwaukee on Saturday.
    •    The last time CSU failed to make a three-pointer was Feb. 21, 1998, when the Vikings were 0-for-8 in a 60-57 win over Detroit.

    •    The Vikings conclude a two-game swing in Michigan with a 7:00 pm game at Oakland on Friday (Jan. 12).
    •    CSU then heads to Northern Kentucky on Monday (Jan. 15) for a 7:30 pm game.