Friday's roundup: Cleveland State ousts Detroit

Detroit News staff and wires

Valparaiso, Ind. — Charlie Lee scored 17 points and Trey Lewis added 16 on Friday to lead fourth-seeded Cleveland State to a 70-53 win over fifth-seeded Detroit in the second round of the Horizon League tournament.

Lee hit all four of his 3-pointers and scored 14 points in the second half as the Vikings (18-13), who will face top-seeded Valparaiso in Saturday's semifinals, took control. Leading 31-21 at the half, Cleveland State pushed that to 25 with 11:22 to play.

The Vikings made 15 of 24 shots in the second half, including 5 of 8 3-pointers. Only 11 of 21 free throw shooting and 20 turnovers kept it relatively close.

Chris Jenkins led Detroit (15-18) with 14 points, Jarrod Williams added 12 and Paris Bass 10. However, Juwan Howard Jr., the leading scorer for the Titans at 17.9 points a game, was held to 3 on a 3-pointer with 3 seconds left in the game.

More state men

Illinois-Chicago 72, Oakland 69: In the Horizon League tournament, Jay Harris scored 20 for Illinois-Chicago (10-23).

Dante Williams and Kahlil Felder each scored 21 for Oakland (16-16).

(At) Western Michigan 74, Central Michigan 62: Tucker Haymond scored 20 for Western Michigan (19-12, 10-8 Mid-American Conference).

Chris Fowler scored 21 and Rayshawn Simmons 19 for Central Michigan (22-7, 12-6).

Western Michigan hosts Ohio on Monday in the first round of the conference tournament.

Central Michigan is the top seed and is off until next Friday.

(At) Eastern Michigan 85,Toledo 59: Mike Talley scored 23, Karrington Ward 18 and Raven Lee 17 for Eastern Michigan (19-12, 8-10 MAC).

Eastern Michigan hosts Miami on Monday in the conference tournament.

Calvin 78, Oswego State 69: In the NCAA Division III tournmaent, Jordan Brink scored 18 and Jordan Daley finished with 13 points and 11 rebounds for Calvin (21-6), which plays again tonight.

Top 25 men

No. 8 Wichita State 56, Southern Illinois 45: Wichita State (28-3) used a 17-3 run to win in the Missouri Valley Conference tournament.

No. 11 Northern Iowa 71, Bradley 46: Nate Buss scored 23 for Northern Iowa (28-3) in the MVC tournament.

No. 14 Baylor 77, (at) Baylor 74: Taurean Prince scored 24 points, Kenny Chery and Rico Gathers added 18 each and Baylor rallied from 12 down in the second half. Chery was serenaded with a senior night twist of the Canadian national anthem before the point guard from Montreal made four of seven from 3-point range. Fellow senior Royce O'Neale hit consecutive 3-pointers to break a 65-65 tie and give the Bears (23-9, 11-7) their first lead.

Devaugntah Williams was 8 of 9 on 3-pointers and scored a career-high 28 points for the Red Raiders (13-18, 3-15).

No. 25 Murray State 80, Morehead State 77: Cameron Payne hit a 3-pointer with 54 seconds remaining to lift Murray State (27-4) in the Ohio Valley Conference tournament semifinals.