CSU Manages To Stop IUPUI Comeback, Win 78-72

CLEVELAND, OH--- IUPUI, who coming into this game was 6-45 since the start of last season, almost came back to beat Cleveland State Sunday afternoon, but CSU managed to hold the Jaguars and win 78-72 moving into another four way tie for first place in the horizon league with a 9-3 conference record.

CSU has won 8 out of the last 10 matchups against IUPUI, who after this season, will be known was Indiana University at Indianapolis. Drew Lowder got off to a very hot start right away, within the first 3 minutes and 15 seconds, Lowder had 8 points that came from a fadeaway jumper and a couple 3 pointers, 2 steals, a lob pass to Tae Williams, and a defensive rebound. Lowder would finish with 15 points, 3 steals, 3 assists and 4 rebounds on the day. Deante "Spider" Johnson also had quite a day, reaching a career high in assists with 9, although he scored only 1 point, Spider loves the role of getting his teammates involved and it showed Sunday afternoon.

The second half was where things got interesting, IUPUI would go on a 24-10 run late lead by Jlynn Counter who had 13 points and DJ Jackson who had 11. IUPUI would run a matchup zone defense that significantly slowed down CSU, especially from behind the arc, CSU shot 54% from behind the arc in the first half, compared to 0% in the second half, FG percentage was also down for CSU, the Vikings shot 59% in the first, that dropped down to 47% in the second half.

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