Cleveland State improves to 4-1 with NIT win

MOON TOWNSHIP, PA - Charlie Lee led four players in double figures with 15 points as Cleveland State beat Alabama-Huntsville 71-69 Monday night in an NIT Season Tip-Off consolation game.

Anton Grady scored 10 of his 14 points in the second half for Cleveland State while Tim Kamczyc and Sebastian Douglas added 11 apiece.

Cleveland State (4-1) trailed 34-32 at halftime and fell behind 57-48 with 9:49 left to play. However, Lee converted a three-point play that sparked a 19-10 run for the Vikings.

Douglas capped the run with a layup that tied the game 67-all with 3:24 remaining and his free throw with 1:52 showing gave Cleveland State a 70-67 advantage.

Conner Blasi hit two free throws to close the gap to one, 70-69, but Alabama-Huntsville (3-2) missed two layups on its final possession.

Blasi had 19 points for Alabama-Huntsville, which was held without a field goal over the final 4:44.

 

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