The Cleveland State Men's Basketball team will travel to Somerset, KY to face Campbellsville University Somerset on Tuesday, February 5th. The Cougars (9-11, 6-7 TCCAA) will tip off at 5:30 ET and try to break their two-game losing streak. The Cougars hope to replicate their success from November, where they secured a 70-67 win over the Tigers.
The Cougars will need to contain Titus Ransom, who is leading the team with 15.2 PPG and had 31 points off of the bench in CUS's 107-100 loss to Warren Wilson last Saturday night. Keelan Kennedy, who also put up double-digit points last time out with 23, will also be a factor on the scoring sheet.
Cleveland State will continue to rely on their sophomore scoring duo of Delaino Walker, averaging team-highs of 16.3 PPG and 7.1 RPG, and Jonathon King with 13.6 PPG. The team will need to also do a better job of controlling the ball against the Tigers, as they had 20 in their loss to Volunteer State last Saturday.
Though this non-conference matchup will not affect their conference rankings, a win would provide a confidence boost as the Cougars head into crucial non-conference games to close out the month of February. They currently sit at seventh in the TCCAA rankings.
Saturday, February 2nd at Volunteer State, 76-64 L
Friday, February 1st at Motlow State, 95-89 L
Saturday, January 26th vs. Columbia State, 79-70 W
Saturday, February 9th vs. Chattanooga State, 4:00 PM EST
Wednesday, February 13th vs. Walters State, 7:30 PM EST
Saturday, February 16th at Walters State, 4:00 PM EST
CSCC TEAM LEADERS:
Points: Delanio Walker, 16.3 PPG
Assists: Demonte Person, 3.1 APG
Rebounds: Delanio Walker, 7.1 RPG
CUS TEAM LEADERS:
Points: Titus Ransom, 15.2 PPG
Assists: Alvin Thomas, 3.3 APG
Rebounds: Titus Ransom, 5.9 RPG
1. Motlow State, 14-8, 10-2 conference
2. Walters State, 18-7, 9-4 conference
3. Dyersberg State, 18-5, 8-4 conference
4. Southwest Tennessee, 10-8, 7-5 conference
5. Chattanooga State, 14-9, 7-6 conference
6. Columbia State, 17-7, 6-6 conference
7. Cleveland State, 9-11, 6-7 conference
8. Roane State, 8-14, 4-7 conference
9. Volunteer State, 5-14, 3-9 conference
10. Jackson State, 9-13, 1-11 conference
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