Cleveland State and Wright State will face off tonight in the Horizon League tournament semifinal with a chance to play for the conference championship tomorrow night. This game is going to be closer than people think. Cleveland State won both of the regular season games against Wright State by a combined 14 points. One of the other hidden nuggets in this game is that these teams are 2-2 all-time against each other when playing at neutral sites so someone will get the upper hand tonight. Cleveland State played five straight road games before beating Robert Morris at home, so playing on the road wouldn’t shock them too much. The Vikings are solid offensively and create some pretty easy shots, they don’t overcomplicate things on offense and everyone contributes.
On the other side, Wright State is on a roll winning three straight and four of their last five. Attacking the rim and taking lots of free throws has been the key for the Raiders lately. They don’t shoot as well as Cleveland State but their physicality and getting to the line should keep them in the game. The winner of this game will take on the winner of No. 2 Purdue Fort Wayne and No. 3 Northern Kentucky in the Horizon League championship game and a shot at making the NCAA tournament.
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