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Wright State Men Fall in Final Minute to Cleveland State

The Wright State men's basketball team led by two with 28.2 seconds to go, only to see Cleveland State finish the game with a 7-1 run as the Vikings pulled out a 72-68 Horizon League decision Saturday afternoon at WSU's Nutter Center.
Cleveland State hit six of its first seven shots to jump out to a 16-3 lead six minutes into the contest, only to see the Raiders gradually chipped away at the deficit before taking their first lead of the day at 31-29 heading into the halftime break as Reggie Arceneaux connected on a three-pointer with 34 seconds left.
Both teams shot 46 percent from the field in the first half, but WSU made six of 14 three-pointers and was five of seven at the foul line compared to four of nine from behind the arc for CSU and one of three at the stripe.
Cleveland State again built a lead early in the second half, going up 47-38 on two Anton Grady free throws with 10:56 to play, but again Wright State had an answer, scoring 11 straight to take a two-point lead, the final seven of those points coming from Jerran Young.
Neither team then had more than a four-point lead down the stretch and the Raiders looked to be in control as a Young layup at the 55.8-second mark and a Miles Dixon free throw with 28.2 seconds remaining gave WSU a 67-65 advantage.
Dixon, though, missed the second attempt and, from there, it was all Vikings.  Charlie Lee put CSU up one with 15.9 seconds left as he was fouled on a three-point attempt and converted all three free throw attempts.  After Wright State came away empty on its next possession, Bryn Forbes was fouled and hit two foul shots to make it 70-67 with six seconds remaining.
The Vikings fouled Chrishawn Hopkins at midcourt and after making the first, Hopkins intentionally missed the second in order to get an offensive rebound and putback to tie the game.  Grady, however, grabbed the defensive rebound and hit both free throws at the 0.5-second mark to seal the game.
Cleveland State hit 12 of 19 shots in the second half, including four of six from behind the arc, to finish at 53 percent and the Vikings carried that hot shooting to the foul line as well as after making just one of three in the first half, CSU was a perfect 15 for 15 in the second.  Wright State shot 46 percent for the game and was 16 of 21 at the line.
Young led the Raiders with 15 off the bench while JT Yoho had 14, Cole Darling 12 and Dixon 10 off the bench.
Lee paced all scorers with 25 for Cleveland State (17-9, 8-3 Horizon) while Grady posted a double-double of 15 points and 12 rebounds and Forbes chipped in 10 points.
Wright State (14-13, 6-6 Horizon) is off until traveling to Oakland on Sunday, February 16, for a 1:00 contest.Wright State Men Fall in Final Minute to Cleveland State

Saturday, February 8 2014, 11:00 PM EST

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