Francisco Santiago's block and senior Brett Frantz's ensuing 3-pointer late in the second half lifted the Youngstown State men's basketball team to a 67-64 win over Cleveland State on Saturday night at the Beeghly Center.
The Penguins, who led for final 26:41 of the game, clung to a one-point lead, 58-57, before junior Cameron Morse's layup at the 4:15 mark gave put YSU up three, 60-57, at the final media timeout.
After a Frantz turnover, Santiago chased down Cleveland State's Kasheem Thomas and blocked his layup attempt. Morse grabbed the rebound and found Frantz open in the right corner at the 2:50 mark, which gave the Penguins a 63-57 cushion.
Cleveland State's Daniel Leavitt hit a 3-pointer with just under two minutes left to get the Vikings within three, 65-62, but Morse and Santiago each split a pair of free throws down the stretch to seal the win.
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THIS WEEK’S SCHEDULE
J29 Milwaukee at Oakland* 1:00 PM ASN
J29 Green Bay at Detroit Mercy* 2:00 PM ESPN3
J29 Northern Kentucky at Valparaiso* 2:30 PM ESPN3
J29 Wright State at UIC* 4:00 PM ESPN3
THIS WEEK’S RESULTS
J23 at Green Bay 83, Cleveland State 73*
J27 Milwaukee 73, at Detroit Mercy 69 (OT)*
J27 at Valparaiso 70, Wright State 55*
J27 Northern Kentucky 79, at UIC 62*
J27 Green Bay 80, at Oakland 72*
J28 at Youngstown State 67, Cleveland State 64*
*Horizon League game