Cleveland State Vikings Men's Basketball

Cleveland State Vikings Men's Basketball


The Cleveland Statue University men's basketball team competes in Division I and is sponsored by the Ohio Athletic Conference. The team was formerly known as Fenn College and the Foxes. The school's basketball program is among the oldest in the nation. The Vikings have made the leap from Division III to Division I in 1972. They are a top-25 team in the nation and have been ranked among the top 25 in the country in the past five seasons.

Cleveland State Vikings mens basketball  Cleveland State Viking

The Cleveland State Vikings men's basketball team competes in the Horizon League. The team won their divisional tournament in 2014, and advanced to the Sweet 16 before being upset by the Navy Eagles, led by David Robinson. The team played its first postseason game since advancing to the Final Four. The next step was to play a Final Four game. The teams met in the Regional Round of the NCAA tournament and advanced to the Final Four.

The team finished the season with a 13-1 AMCU-8 record, and a 24-3 record overall. The Vikings took on Northern Illinois in their first round game, and won 73-68. Their next opponent, the Flames of Illinois-Chicago, won by 100 points. The Vikings will play Eastern Illinois for the AMCU-8 championship on March 23. This is the last home game for the team until their next season.

The 2021-22 season was a historic one for the Cleveland State Vikings. The team finished with a record of 24-3 and a 13-1 AMCU-8 record. The Vikings started the run at Kent State, where they beat the Golden Flashes 75-55. Then, they faced the Panthers of Northern Iowa. This was their twentieth win in a row. The victory pushed the team to the Elite Eight.

The Vikings had a strong first half. They led by 15 points with just 3:29 left in the first half. A Hill jumper gave the Vikings a 12-point lead at the halftime break. Franklin hit the first basket of the game and chirped at the Vikings' bench. However, the team went on a 9-point run and won by 11 at halftime.

The Vikings had a strong starting five. They were led by Clinton Smith and Paul Stewart at the center position. The team had a strong bench. They were a solid team. They were a great bargain when compared to other programs. The only downside was the team's lack of depth. But they were not without their stars. With the right players and a good coaching staff, the Cleveland State Vikings would surprise many with their success.

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