CLEVELAND -- Trey Lewis scored 23 points and Cleveland State opened the gates in the second half sending Ball State home with a 78-55 loss on Saturday night.
Cleveland State was up by seven (39-32) at halftime and shooting a whopping 62 percent but Ball State was still able to stay close by putting up more shots than the more methodical Vikings and making more free throws.
Cleveland State (4-3), who narrowly lost to Kentucky on Monday, finished the night shooting 63 percent and continued hitting the higher percentage short jumpers and inside the paint shots. The Cardinals (3-3) got no closer than four points at the beginning of the second half before Cleveland State ran away with it increasing the lead to 23 at the buzzer.
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