CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Freshman Bryn Forbes tied a career high with 24 points and Cleveland State erupted in the second half to defeat Milwaukee 88-67.
Forbes set his career high on Feb. 9 against Valparaiso, and is averaging 18.3 points over his past four contests.
The Vikings (13-15, 5-9 Horizon League) trailed 41-39 shortly after halftime but used an 11-0, 4-minute stretch to take the lead and built it from there.
In the second half, Cleveland State shot 52.9 percent (18 of 34) from the field and hit 7 of 13 from 3-point range. The Panthers committed nine second-half turnovers and the Vikings turned them into a 16-1 advantage in points off turnovers.
Cleveland State's Charlie Lee added 17 of his 20 points in the second half. The Vikings outscored the Panthers 51-30 in the period.
Maryland point guard Melo Trimble, considered a lock to leave the program before struggling in the second half last season, has withdrawn from the NBA draft and will return for his junior season.
Louisville's Chinanu Onuaku, who recently underwent a medical procedure to correct a heart rhythm issue detected during the combine, will keep his name in the NBA draft pool.
Andrew White III will return to the Nebraska men's basketball team next season after removing his name from the NBA draft.