Western Illinois (19-7) led 29-27 at the half and had an advantage into the second, but Forbes put Cleveland State (14-16) ahead with a 3-pointer with 15:25 left in the game. Forbes and Lee each had two 3-pointers for the game.
Western Illinois hung around, and was within 44-42 on a layup by Ceola Clark with 8:39 left, but could not regain the lead.
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