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Craig Beaudion leads Cleveland State past Milwaukee 64-53

The Vikings are now 10-1 in Horizon League play.
Credit: Jay LaPrete/AP
Cleveland State's Craig Beaudion, right, tries to dribble around Ohio State's Zed Key during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Sunday, Dec. 13, 2020, in Columbus, Ohio.

CLEVELAND — (AP) Craig Beaudion had a season-high 25 points as Cleveland State beat Milwaukee 64-53.

The Vikings raced out to a 23-2 lead only to let the Panthers pull ahead in the second half, but ended up pulling away late after Milwaukee went cold offensively (29.3% shooting). CSU is now is now 10-1 in Horizon League play (10-4 overall), still first in the conference by two games.

Torrey Patton added 13 points for the Vikings and Tre Gomillion had a game-high eight rebounds. DeAndre Gholston led the Panthers (5-5, 4-4 Horizon League) with a career-high 20 points.

The matchup aired live on ESPN2, giving CSU a chance to showcase its resurgent team before a national television audience. The two squads will face off again Saturday afternoon at 5 p.m. from the Wolstein Center.