Cleveland state upsets Wright State 77-74

CLEVELAND (AP) — Bobby Word made five of Cleveland State’s school-record-tying 14 3-pointers in scoring 18 points and the Vikings upset Wright State 77-74 on Thursday night.

The loss dropped the Raiders (17-7, 9-2 Horizon) into a first-place tie with Northern Kentucky (9-2), which beat Youngstown State 95-85 Thursday.

Word made consecutive 3-pointers to give the Vikings a 70-66 lead with 3:17 left. The Raiders cut it to one, the final time with 37 seconds left, but Tyree Appleby made a free throw and Stefan Kenic two more while the Raiders could only counter with a free throw from Loudon Love before Parker Ernsthausen’s 3-point try went in and out at the buzzer.

Appleby finished with 17 points and Kenny Carpenter 14 for Cleveland State (6-18, 3-8).

Grant Benzinger and Love scored 20 points each for Wright State.

The Vikings led by 15 before the Raiders rallied to go up with 6:47 remaining. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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