HORIZON LEAGUE Cleveland State gets road win over Butler
Omari Westley led the Vikings with 21 points.
INDIANAPOLIS -- Omari Westley scored seven of his 21 points in the final five minutes Thursday night as Cleveland State pulled away to a 65-56 victory over Butler.
The Bulldogs (9-13, 4-8 Horizon) led by seven points early in the second half and were still in front 51-50 before baskets by Justin Henderson and Westley started a 15-5 run by the Vikings (9-11, 6-6).
Westley added a 3-pointer and two free throws, Raheem Moss made four straight foul shots and Walt Chavis added two free throws for the final margin, Cleveland State's largest of the game.
Patrick Tatham added 20 points and Moss finished with 12. Butler was led by Brandon Polk with 13 points and A.J. Graves with 10 points.
Butler led 32-28 at the half, but Cleveland State held the Bulldogs to 29 percent shooting in the second half. Butler sill had a chance after Graves was fouled on a 3-point attempt and hit all three free throws with 34 seconds left, but the Vikings put the game out of reach with the final free throws by Moss and Chavis.
Detroit 71, Wright St. 49
DETROIT -- James Thues scored 21 points and Brandon Cotton added 20 to lead Detroit.
The Titans (9-13, 6-6 Horizon) never trailed after breaking a 5-5 tie early in the first half. Cotton scored 13 points in the first half as Detroit Mercy took a 28-20 lead at halftime.
DaShaun Wood scored 18 points for the Raiders (11-13, 6-7). Wright State also got 13 points from Zakee Boyd. Torvoris Baker added 14 points and Ryvon Coville had nine rebounds for Detroit Mercy, which outscored the Raiders 32-16 in the paint and turned 15 Wright State turnovers into 17 points.
Wisconsin-Milwaukee 74,Loyola-Chicago 67
CHICAGO -- Ed McCants scored 18 points to lead Milwaukee-Wisconsin (18-5, 11-2). Loyola (7-16, 5-8) failed to score from the field for the last eight minutes of the contest.
Adrian Tigert and Mark Pancratz scored 10 points apiece for the Panthers. Tigert also grabbed 10 rebounds. DaJuan Gouard had a game-high 22 points for Loyola. Blake Schilb had 19 points, and Chris Logan added 10.