Wright State’s Mark Alstork scored 33 points, including a pair of free throws with 20 seconds remaining to help the Raiders to an 84-81 road win at Youngstown State to earn the season split. Northern Kentucky edged Cleveland State, 62-60, behind Carson Williams’ 22-point night. Drew McDonald hit a free throw with 5 seconds remaining and NKU fended off a last-second 3-point attempt by Cleveland State.
Wright State 84, at Youngstown State 81*
YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Mark Alstork scored 33 points, including two pivotal free throws in the final 30 seconds, and Wright State held off Youngstown State 84-81 on Thursday night.
The win for Wright State gives the Raiders three victories in a row, and avenges a loss earlier in the season to the Penguins.
Wright State (18-9, 9-5 Horizon League) held a 43-34 lead at halftime, but a Jorden Kaufman layup for Youngtown State with 24 seconds left cut the Raiders lead to one, 82-81.
After a Braun Hartfield foul, Alstork stepped to the line and sank both foul shots to extend the lead back to three. Brett Frantz misfired on a 3-pointer on the Penguins' final possession.
MBB Pages: Wright State | Youngstown State
Northern Kentucky 62, at Cleveland State 60*
CLEVELAND -- Drew McDonald scored Northern Kentucky's final 11 points and finished with 13 points and 13 rebounds in a 62-60 win over Cleveland State on Thursday night.
McDonald gave the Norse (18-9, 9-5 Horizon) the lead for good on a pair of free throws that made it 61-60 with 35 seconds left and made 1 of 2 from the foul line to cap the scoring with five seconds left. Rob Edwards missed a 3-point attempt that would have won it at the buzzer for the Vikings (8-19, 4-11).
Edwards had 19 points and Kasheem Thomas scored 11 for Cleveland State.
MBB Pages: Northern Kentucky | Cleveland State
THIS WEEK’S SCHEDULE
F17 UIC at Detroit Mercy* 7:00 PM ESPN3
F17 Valparaiso at Oakland* 7:00 PM ESPN2
F18 Green Bay at Milwaukee* 2:00 PM TWC/ESPN3
F18 Wright State at Cleveland State* 3:30 PM TWC/ESPN3
F18 Northern Kentucky at Youngstown State* 7:00 PM ESPN3
F19 Valparaiso at Detroit Mercy* 2:00 PM ESPN3
F19 UIC at Oakland* 3:00 PM ESPN3
THIS WEEK’S RESULTS
F16 Northern Kentucky 62, at Cleveland State 60*
F16 Wright State 84, at Youngstown State 81*
*Horizon League game