Feb. 28, 2013
Contact: Greg Murphy
Cleveland State (14-16, 5-10) at Loyola (14-15, 4-11 HL)
Saturday, March 2, 2013
3:00 p.m. EST
Chicago, Ill. - Gentile Center
Radio: 1420 AM & 1440 AM (Al Pawlowski)
TV: None Live; Live Video Stream Available on Horizon League Network
Series: Loyola leads, 23-19
Last Mt'g: LUC 67, @CSU 55 (1/23/13)
Tickets: CSU season, mini-plan, groups and single game tickets are available by calling the Wolstein Center Ticket Office at (216) 687-4848.
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW:
Cleveland State closes the regular season when the Vikings travel to Loyola for a 3:00 p.m. EST contest on Saturday (March 2).
The Vikings are 14-16 overall and are in seventh place in the Horizon League at 5-10.
CSU has been out of action since a 60-54 win at Western Illinois on Saturday (Feb. 23) in a BracketBuster game.
Loyola is 14-15 overall and in eighth place in the league with a 4-11 record.
The Ramblers have lost three straight and seven of eight, including a 76-75 loss at Detroit on Tuesday (Feb. 26) when the Titans scored the game-winner with 0.3 seconds left.
Saturday's game will have implications on the league tournament seedings.
The winner of Saturday's game will be the No. 7 seed, while the loser will be the No. 8 seed.
Loyola leads the all-time series with CSU, 23-19.
The Ramblers won this year's first meeting, 67-55, in Cleveland on Jan. 23.
CSU has won 10 of the last 12 meetings in the series.
The Vikings are 6-13 all-time against Loyola in Chicago.
A LOOK AT THE LEAGUE:
CSU can still finish seventh or eighth in the final regular season standings.
Wherever the Vikings finish, they will play a first round league tournament game at either UIC or Youngstown State on Tuesday (March 5).
If CSU wins at Loyola on Saturday, the Vikings will be the seventh seed.
If CSU loses at Loyola, the Vikings will slip to the No. 8 seed as both CSU and LUC would be 5-11. If tied with CSU at 5-11, Loyola receives the tiebreaker with a season sweep of the Vikings.
UIC OR YOUNGSTOWN STATE??:
Here are the scenarios for both UIC and Youngstown State, CSU's first round possibilities for the league tournament.
UIC clinches No. 5 seed with a win over Detroit on Saturday OR with loss to Detroit AND a YSU loss at Wright State. UIC gets the No. 6 seed with a loss AND a YSU win.
YSU clinches No. 5 seed with a win at Wright State AND a UIC loss.
YSU is No. 6 seed with a win AND a UIC win or if YSU loses.
KAMCZYC THE LONE SENIOR:
Wednesday's game against Wright State was Senior Day with Tim Kamczyc being honored in a pre-game ceremony.
He ranks third in CSU history in games played (132) and fifth in career starts (104).
His 104 straight starts are third most in school history (J'Nathan Bullock and Norris Cole both started 106 consecuitve games).
Has played in 132 straight games, topped only by Norris Cole (140) and Jeremy Montgomery (139).
Is 10th in career victories (79), two shy of moving into a tie for ninth place.
One of three players in CSU history to play in at least 30 games in all four years (Norris Cole & Jeremy Montgomery).
881 points, 459 rebounds, 187 assists and 104 steals in career.
Sixth in CSU history in three-point percentage (.393; 107-272).
If he plays in every game this season, would become the 12th player in CSU history to play every game during four-year career.
One of five players in school history with two 1,000-minute seasons and is 103 minutes shy of joining Norris Cole as only players with three seasons of 1,000 minutes.
One of three players in CSU history with 400 career rebounds and 100 career three-pointers (Theo Dixon and Norris Cole).
Already earned his undergraduate degree and will receive his MBA this spring.
FORBES A FAB FROSH:
Bryn Forbes leads CSU and is 13th in the Horizon League in scoring (12.5).
Attempting to become just the seventh freshman in school history to lead team in scoring and the first since J'Nathan Bullock averaged 11.3 points in 2005-06.
Has 376 points this season, 24 shy of becoming fourth player in school history to score 400 points as a freshman (Franklin Edwards, 467; Ken McFadden, 453; Clinton Ransey, 403).
His 59 three-pointers are second most by a freshman in a season in CSU history (James Madison made 66 in 1996-97).
Shooting .807 (67-83) at the free throw line this year (current freshman single season record at CSU is .787 (70-89) by Craig Caldwell in 1991-92).
Has a three-pointer in 15 straight games, the longest streak by a CSU freshman.
Streak of consecutive games in double figures snapped at 14 against Youngstown State (Feb. 5) when he scored four.
Scored in double digits in 21 of the last 24 games.
Has three 20 point games, including career-high 24 points vs. Valparaiso on Feb. 9 and against Milwaukee on Feb. 17.
Had 22 points vs. Loyola (Jan. 23) and 21 vs. Detroit (Jan. 12).
Is 30-47 (.638) from field, including 16-of-22 (.727) from three-point and 15-17 (.882) at free throw line in his 20-point games.
His five three-pointers against Detroit were tied for the most in a game by a CSU freshman (done 12 times).
Inserted into starting lineup against Jan. 7 against UIC.
Is seventh in the league in three-pointers (2.0).
Horizon League Newcomer of Week (Nov. 28 & Jan. 14).
TWO FOR 20:
CSU had two 20-point scorers in the same game for the first time this season on Feb. 17 against Milwaukee.
Bryn Forbes (24 points) and Charlie Lee (22) both tied their career highs.
Was the first time CSU had two 20-point scorers since a 73-67 loss to Youngstown State on Dec. 31, 2011.
Jeremy Montgomery had 21 and D'Aundray Brown scored 20 in that contest.
LEE DISHING IT OUT AT THE POINT:
Charlie Lee ranks 19th in league in scoring (11.4) and leads the circuit in assists (4.8).
Is just the seventh player in school history to have at least 70 assists as both a freshman (74) and sophomore (145).
His 145 assists this year are the most in a season by a CSU sophomore (old record was 138 by Walt Chavis in 2002-03).
Needs one assist to move into tie for ninth place on CSU single season list (Norris Cole, Ken McFadden, Eddie Bryant; 146).
Has 16 games with at least five assists.
Had double-doubles against Bowling Green (Nov. 13) and at UIC (Feb. 2), recording career-high 10 assists in each game.
Dished out 39% of CSU's assists this year (145 of 372).
Career-high 22 points in wins over Toldeo (Dec. 1) and Milwaukee (Feb. 17).
One of five players in CSU history to have 200 assists through sophomore season (Shawn Hood, 240; Ron Harris, 233; Lee, 213; Craig Caldwell, 204; Franklin Edwards; 200).
Ranks 21st in CSU history with 219 career assists.