Justin Mitchell scored 14 points, grabbed 11 rebounds and dished out a career-high 10 assists for Wright State as the Raiders topped Green Bay Saturday night. Valparaiso improved to 11-2 in Horizon League play with a 10-point win against Youngstown State, extending its lead in the standings to two games. Northern Kentucky rallied past Milwaukee, wiping out a 13-point deficit to earn a homecoming win. Cleveland State held UIC without a field goal over the final six minutes of play to pick up a road win.
at Wright State 88, Green Bay 79*
DAYTON, Ohio -- Justin Mitchell had 14 points, 11 rebounds and a career-best 10 assists, and Wright State cruised in the second half for an 88-79 victory over Green Bay on Saturday night.
It was the third triple-double in program history for Wright State (17-9, 8-5 Horizon League).
The game was tied at 38 at halftime. The Raiders opened the second half on a 25-14 surge and led 63-52 with eight minutes left. Green Bay pulled to 79-73 with 1:31 to play but didn't get closer. Mark Alstork scored 13 of his 20 points in the second half for the Raiders.
MBB Pages: Wright State | Green Bay
at Valparaiso 82, Youngstown State 72*
Valparaiso’s Shane Hammink scored 23 points and Alec Peters added 22 as the crusaders opened up a two-game lead atop the Horizon League with an 82-72 win against Youngstown State Saturday night. The win was the 10th in the last 11 games for Valpo.
The Crusaders (21-4, 11-2) continued to play solid defense, limiting Youngstown State to 34.8 percent shooting. Cameron Morse led all scorers with 25 points two days after netting 44 points at UIC.
MBB Pages: Valparaiso | Youngstown State
at Northern Kentucky 69, Milwaukee 63*
HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. – The Northern Kentucky University men's basketball team erased a 13-point second-half deficit on Saturday, out-scoring Milwaukee 28-9 across the final eight minutes of the game to defeat the Panthers, 69-63, in front of a homecoming crowd of 4,963.
The Norse improve to 17-9 overall and 8-5 in the Horizon League. Milwaukee dips to 8-19 overall and 4-10 in League play.
MBB Pages: Northern Kentucky | Milwaukee
Cleveland State 66, at UIC 63*
CHICAGO, Ill. – Cleveland State used a strong second half and held UIC without a field goal over the final six minutes to claim a 66-63 win over the Flames on Saturday afternoon at UIC Pavilion as head coach Gary Waters coached in his CSU record 361st career game at CSU.
Waters broke a tie with Ray Dieringer who coached in 360 career games at CSU. CSU improved to 8-18 overall and 4-10 in the Horizon League, while the Flames fell to 13-13 overall (6-7 HL).
MBB Pages: Cleveland State | UIC
THIS WEEK’S RESULTS
F9 at Wright State 76, Milwaukee 65*
F9 at Northern Kentucky 69, Green Bay 67*
F9 at Valparaiso 78, Cleveland State 57*
F9 at UIC 84, Youngstown State 81*
F10 Oakland 89, at Detroit Mercy 80*
F11 Cleveland State 66, at UIC 63*
F11 at Wright State 88, Green Bay 79*
F11 at Northern Kentucky 69, Milwaukee 63*
F11 at Valparaiso 82, Youngstown State 72*
*Horizon League game