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They needed extra time to do it, but The Cleveland State Vikings (2-0) came back from a 7 point 2nd half deficit to force overtime and defeat the Bowling Green Falcons 79-72 in the 1st round of the pre-season NIT Tournament from the Crisler Center in Ann Arbor, Mich.

Tim Kamczyc, the lone senior on the Vikings roster , scored a team high 21 points to go along with 7 rebounds. Of his 8 field goals made, 5 came from beyond the arc.

CSU’s Tim Kamczyc. Photo courtesy of Cleveland State University

Marlon Mason (11 points, 13 rebounds) and Charlie Lee (14 points, career high 10 assists) had double-double’s for Cleveland State. Pre-season All Horizon pick Anton Grady was plagued with foul trouble all night and finished with 10 points in 20 minutes before fouling out early in the OT session.

Leading the way for the Falcons was A’uston Calhoun, who scored a game high 30 points.

The overtime session ended a Viking school record streak of consecutive games ending in regulation at 170. CSU last played an OT game almost 5 years to the day, on Nov. 17, 2007 when they defeated Florida State during the Glenn Wilkes Classic in Daytona Beach, Fla.

CSU will play in the 2nd round of the NIT Tournament tomorrow against the winner of the Michigan/IUPUI game, who play later tonight. Tip off for tomorrow’s contest will be at 8:05. The game will be televised live on ESPN2.



The biggest question mark of the season for Cleveland State coming into the season was the backcourt. Charlie Lee did his best Norris Cole impersonation as the Vikings had no trouble with Grambling State tonight, winning 92-49.

Lee, a sophomore point guard led all scorers with 20 points while also dishing out 7 assists to go along with 2 steals in 22 minutes of action. He shot 7-10 from the field, including 2-3 from behind the mark and only turned the ball over once.

Charlie Lee

The Vikings never trailed as Grambling could not deal with the Vikings full court pressure from the outset.

Anton Grady filled up the stat sheet as well finishing with 14 points, to go along with 9 rebounds, 3 blocks, and 3 steals.

All 5 Viking starters scored in double figures and freshman Bryn Forbes came off the bench to add 14 points.

Cleveland State will return to action on Monday, November 12 against Bowling Green in Ann Arbor, Michigan as part of the pre-season NIT Tournament. Tip-off is set for 6:00.