9:50 PM ET, March 20, 2009
AmericanAirlines Arena, Miami, FL
MIAMI -- The Cleveland State Vikings remain unbeaten in first-round NCAA tournament games.They've played two of them, 23 years apart, and notched two upsets. The latest victim: one-time top-ranked Wake Forest.
• The Vikings stunned the Demon Deacons behind a team-high 22 points from Norris Cole, the third-highest total of his career.
• In their only prior tourney appearance in 1986, Cleveland State shocked third-seeded Indiana in the first round and advanced to the Sweet 16, one of two teams seeded 14 or lower in NCAA history to do so.
• The 15-point win is tied for the third-largest margin of victory by a 13th seed over a fourth seed in tournament history.
• Wake Forest lost in the first round for the first time in their last five tournament appearances (lost to Butler in 2001).
-- ESPN research
NCAA Mens Tournament
Team Stat Comparison
|FG Made-Attempted||31-65 (.477)||26-50 (.520)|
|3P Made-Attempted||6-15 (.400)||5-13 (.385)|
|FT Made-Attempted||16-22 (.727)||12-17 (.706)|
|Fouls (Tech/Flagrant)||17 (0/0)||20 (0/0)|
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