Posts Tagged ‘Horizon League’

Cleveland State Vikings senior guard Norris Cole was named the Horizon League Conference player of the year as well as defensive player of the year after leading the conference in scoring (21.6 ppg), assists (5.5 apg), and steals (2.2 spg).   He also averaged 6.0 rebounds per contest. 

He was named league player of the week five times, sharing the league record for most awards in a single season with two other players.

With Cole leading the way, the Vikings shared the regular season Horizon League Title with Milwaukee and Butler, the first time they’ve been regular season champs.  This was also the first time a Vikings player has been named player of the year in the Horizon League.

The last chance for Cleveland fans to see Cole in action could be tonight, as the Vikings play host to UIC in the opening round of the Horizon League Tournament at the Wolstein Center.  If Cleveland State wins, their next game will be in Milwaukee against the winner between Wright State and Green Bay on Friday evening.


Despite getting 27 points from senior guard Norris Cole, the Cleveland State Vikings fell to the Milwaukee Panthers 87-83 Thursday night at the Wolstein Center.  Trevon Harmon added 22 points as the Vikings record now stands at 23-7 overall, 12-5 in conference play. 

The Vikings are now in a four way tie for first in the Horizon League with Buter, Valparaiso, and Milwaukee as each have five losses in conference play.  Due to tiebreakers, the Vikings are not likely to get a number one or two seed in the Horizon League postseason tournament. 

The regular season concludes with a home game against Green Bay on Saturday.  Tip-off is set for 2:00 PM at the Wolstein Center.