Recap: Cleveland State vs. Alabama-Huntsville
Moon Township, PA (Sports Network) - Charlie Lee scored 15 points and Alabama- Huntsville missed two shots on its final possession as Cleveland State topped the Charges 71-69 as part of the NIT Season Tip-Off consolation round at the Sewall Center.
Anton Grady put in 14 points for Cleveland State (4-1). Tim Kamczyc and Sebastian Douglas each finished with 11.
Conner Blasi scored a game-high 19 points and Zane Campbell added 16 for Alabama-Huntsville (3-2). Wayne Dedrick chipped in 13 off the bench.
It was the Chargers who led 34-32 at the end of the first half after shooting an even 50.0 percent from the floor including a 6-of-14 effort from beyond the arc.
Cleveland State trailed for most of the second half until taking a 69-67 lead with a pair of free throws from Marlin Mason with 2:55 left in regulation. The Vikings then went 2-of-6 from the free throw line down the stretch and but still led 71-69 with 15 seconds remaining. The Chargers took over at that point but both Smith and Dedrick each missed shots and time expired with Cleveland State still on top.
Cleveland State connected on 54.2 percent of its shots in the second half to complete the comeback.Game Notes