Cleveland State Basketball Begins NJCAA Tournament On Monday

Friday, March 15, 2019

Cleveland State Men’s Basketball begins NJCAA Tournament play on Mar. 18 in Hutchinson, Kan. fresh off of their dramatic March run that earned them a TCCAA title and the chance to play for a National Championship. They face ninth-seeded Casper College in the first round on Monday at 1:00 ET.

The Cougars have won four straight and five of their last six games. They last played on Mar. 5, when they defeated Roane State 70-58 in the TCCAA Championship game. Cleveland State is now 15-15 after this strong stretch of games.

Casper College, located in Casper, Wyo., has won 15 straight games and last lost on Jan. 16th at Sheridan College 98-87. They are 32-2 overall. They won the Region IX championship, winning their title on Mar. 9 after defeating Sheridan 87-74.

This is the Cougars’ first national tournament appearance since 1989 and the Thunderbirds’ first since 1996.

Cleveland State is seeded 24th overall and would face eighth-seeded Ranger College, out of Ranger, Texas, if they win on Monday.

LAST THREE GAMES:

Tuesday, March 5 at #8 Roane State, W 70-57 (TCCAA Tournament @ Cleveland State)

Monday, March 4 vs. #6 Columbia State, W 70-66 (TCCAA Tournament @ Cleveland State)

Sunday, March 3 at #2 Motlow State, W 92-76 (TCCAA Tournament @ Cleveland State)

NEXT THREE GAMES:

*NJCAA National Tournament, Hutchinson, Kan., March 18-23

*Tournament is single-elimination and next games are tentative.

CSCC Team Leaders:

PPG: Delaino Walker, 16.4

APG: Demonte Person, 3.9

RPG: Delaino Walker, 7.3

CC Team Leaders:

PPG: Issac Bonton, 21.1

APG: Issac Bonton, 5.6

PRG: Wilfried Likayi, 7.9

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