YSU women to host CSU in Horizon League Tournament

Staff report


The Youngstown State women’s basketball team will host Cleveland State in the first round of the Horizon League Tournament on Wednesday.

Tip-off at Beeghly Center is set for 7:05 p.m.

The Penguins (21-8, 11-5 Horizon League) are the tournament’s second-seeded team. The Vikings (13-16, 5-11) are seeded seventh. YSU and CSU are meeting in the Horizon League Tournament for the second consecutive season. The Vikings eliminated YSU last season with a 59-56 win in Cleveland.

YSU swept Cleveland State this season, winning 72-63 in Cleveland on Jan. 24 and 73-69 in Youngstown on Feb. 21.

The Penguins finished the conference schedule one game ahead of third-place Loyola (15-14, 10-6) and two games up on fourth-place Detroit (16-12, 9-7). Green Bay finished 26-2 and 16-0 in the league and enters the tournament as the top seed.

Wright State earned fifth place with a 6-10 record (12-17 overall), and Milwaukee (9-19), CSU, Valparaiso (10-19) and UIC (9-20) all finished at 5-11 in conference play.

Milwaukee earned the sixth seed by going 4-2 against the other teams in the four-way tie, and CSU finished as the No. 7 seed by being 3-1 against Valpo and UIC.

Valparaiso won the tiebreaker with UIC because of its win over YSU on Jan. 12 and will host the Flames on Monday in the opening round of the tournament.

Reserved tickets for the CSU-YSU game will be $10, and general admission tickets will be $7. Group general-admission tickets will be $4, and YSU students will be free with a current and valid university ID.

Penguin Club members and season-ticket holders have until the end of business on Tuesday to purchase their tickets before they are released to the general public.

For more information, call the Youngstown State Athletic Ticket Office at 330-941-1YSU.

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