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Cleveland State Vikings
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School Name: Cleveland State University
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
Arena: Wolstein Center
Capacity: 13,610
Conference: Horizon League
Head coach: Gary Waters

Cleveland State Vikings men's basketball started in 1929. Before as Fenn College they were known as the Fenn College Foxes. Cleveland State has been in Division I since 1972. They are a member of the Horizon League (1994–present) Cleveland State was formerly in the Mid-Continent Conference (1982–1994). Prior to 1982, Cleveland State was an independent program.

History

The 1985-86 season is arguably the most memorable in Vikings history, as they achieved the improbable in becoming the first ever 14th seeded team to make it to the Sweet Sixteen of the 1986 NCAA Tournament. Coach Kevin Mackey's squad, led by Ken 'Mouse' McFadden and Eric Mudd, upset Bobby Knight's 3rd seeded Indiana Hoosiers, by a final of 83-79. Following a 75-69 second round win against 6th seeded St.Joseph's, the Vikings would ultimately lose to Navy 71-70 on a clutch basket in the waning seconds by future Hall of Famer, David Robinson. Cleveland State would qualify for the NIT Tournament the following two seasons, but went 23 seasons until returning to the NCAA Tournament.

On Monday, December 15, 2008, Cleveland State had their biggest regular season victory in school history, upsetting the #11 Syracuse Orange, 72-69, on a last-second, three-quarter court shot from senior guard Cedric Jackson. It was CSU's third-ever win over a Top 25 ranked opponent, and first ever on the road.[1][2] They would pick up their fourth and fifth wins over Top 25 opponents later that same season when they won at #17 Butler in the championship game of the Horizon League Tournament 57-54, and then in the first round of the 2009 NCAA Tournament when, as the 13th seeded team in the Midwest bracket, they routed 4th seeded Wake Forest by a final score of 84-69.

Records

Individual-career points

Player 1 2,256 Ken McFadden 2 2,235 Franklin Edwards 3 1,978 Norris Cole 4 1,946 Clinton Ransey 5 1,800 J'Nathan Bullock 6 1,576 James Madison 7 1,572 Theo Dixon 8 1,423 Darren Tillis 9 1,408 Weldon Kytle 10 1,408 Jermaine Robinson 11 1,402 Eric Mudd 12 1,306 Dave Youdath 13 1,304 Jamaal Harris 14 1,168 Dave Kyle 15 1,129 Andre Battle 16 1,123 Anthony Reed 17 1,039 Gale Drummer 18 1,032 Dennis Lenk

Individual-career rebounds

Points

Player 1 1,241 Weldon Kytle 2 1,045 Darren Tillis 3 935 Dennis Lenk 4 908 Warren Bradley 5 907 Eric Mudd 6 816 J'Nathan Bullock 7 726 Dave Kyle 8 714 Juan Hill 9 666 Gale Drummer 10 647 Matt Taylor 11 645 Dave Youdath

Retired Numbers

Rebounds
YearName
1989Ken McFadden
  1. 10
1981Franklin Edwards
  1. 14

Attendance

Year-by-year

Year Rank Games Total Average 1978 248 13 15,338 1,180 1979 200 11 22,839 2,076 1980 213 15 29,147 1,943 1981 177 14 34,781 2,484 1982 217 13 25,744 1,980 1983 236 10 15,808 1,581 1984 243 18 25,071 1,393 1985 208 16 32,349 2,022 1986 171 15 37,211 2,481 1987 158 14 43,347 3,096 1988 152 15 50,868 3,391 1989 198 13 31,370 2,413 1990 251 15 24,730 1,649 1991 225 13 26,574 2,044 1992 130 15 60,681 4,045 1993 129 12 50,960 4,247 1994  ? 14 47,400 3,386 1995  ? 11 36,037 3,276 1996  ? 13 23,013 1,770 1997  ? 12 55,070 4,589 1998  ? 13 53,912 4,147 1999  ? 14 53,838 3,846 2000  ? 14 50,685 3,620 2001  ? 13 41,884 3,222 2002  ? 16 48,968 3,061 2003  ? 13 23,694 1,823 2004  ? 13 32,327 2,487 2005  ? 12 29,016 2,418 2006  ? 16 32,197 2,012 2007  ? 14 36,662 2,619 2008  ? 14 36,888 2,635 2009  ? 15 35,918 2,395 2010  ? 17 39,968 2,351 2011  ? 18 58,693 3,261 [1]

Largest Crowds

Wolstein Center
AttendanceOpponentDate
13,055MichiganDecember 7, 1991
11,534North CarolinaNovember 29, 2003
10,123MichiganNovember 30, 1996
9,568GeorgetownNovember 23, 1996
9,106ValparaisoFebruary 20, 1993
8,490ButlerFebruary 5, 2011
8,106CincinnatiJanuary 13, 1993
7,333ButlerFebruary 10, 2001
7,163Michigan StateDecember 7, 1993
6,912XavierJanuary 5, 1995
6,203Michigan StateDecember 6, 1997
6,109TempleDecember 27, 1999
Woodling Gym
AttendanceOpponentDate
3,688Eastern IllinoisFebruary 24, 1986
3,599Southwest Missouri StateFebruary 22, 1986
3,429ValparaisoMarch 2, 1985
3,355Illinois StateFebruary 23, 1981
3,333ValparaisoFebruary 1, 1981
3,302Western IllinoisJanuary 20, 1986
3,282Illinois ChicagoFebruary 22, 1988
3,262Southwest Missouri StateFebruary 15, 1988
3,252Northern IowaJanuary 18, 1986
3,247Northern IowaMarch 2, 1987
Public Hall
AttendanceOpponentDate
7,443Illinois StateMarch 16, 1987
7,441MarquetteJanuary 29, 1981
5,424Illinois StateMarch 18, 1988
4,437Michigan StateDecember 12, 1983
4,132WilberforceJanuary 28, 1978
4,130Southwest Missouri StateJanuary 28, 1989

Record By Year

School Season Record (Conf. Record) Postseason Coach
Fenn College 1929-30 5-5 (N/A) -- Homer E. Woodling
Fenn College 1930-31 8-7 (N/A) -- Homer E. Woodling
Fenn College 1931-32 7-7 (N/A) -- Homer E. Woodling
Fenn College 1932-33 4-6 (N/A) -- Homer E. Woodling
Fenn College 1933-34 5-11 (N/A) -- Homer E. Woodling
Fenn College 1934-35 5-12 (N/A) -- Homer E. Woodling
Fenn College 1935-36 4-11 (N/A) -- Homer E. Woodling
Fenn College 1936-37 8-9 (N/A) -- Homer E. Woodling
Fenn College 1937-38 6-10 (N/A) -- Homer E. Woodling
Fenn College 1938-39 3-13 (N/A) -- Homer E. Woodling
Fenn College 1939-40 4-11 (N/A) -- Homer E. Woodling
Fenn College 1940-41 4-11 (N/A) -- Homer E. Woodling
Fenn College 1941-42 2-12 (N/A) -- Bruce T. Brickley
Fenn College 1942-43 0-13 (N/A) -- Aaron L. Andrews
Fenn College 1943-44 (N/A) (N/A) -- (N/A)
Fenn College 1944-45 (N/A) (N/A) -- (N/A)
Fenn College 1945-46 1-8 (N/A) -- George McKinnon
Fenn College 1946-47 5-10 (N/A) -- George McKinnon
Fenn College 1947-48 10-8 (N/A) -- George McKinnon
Fenn College 1948-49 4-14 (N/A) -- George McKinnon
Fenn College 1949-50 9-8 (N/A) -- George Rung
Fenn College 1950-51 6-11 (N/A) -- George Rung
Fenn College 1951-52 4-12 (N/A) -- George Rung
Fenn College 1952-53 2-15 (N/A) -- Homer E. Woodling
Fenn College 1953-54 1-18 (N/A) -- George Rung
Fenn College 1954-55 2-15 (N/A) -- George Rung
Fenn College 1955-56 3-15 (N/A) -- George Rung
Fenn College 1956-57 3-15 (N/A) -- George Rung
Fenn College 1957-58 6-13 (N/A) -- George Rung
Fenn College 1958-59 7-12 (N/A) -- Bill Gallagher
Fenn College 1959-60 0-19 (N/A) -- Jim Rodriguez
Fenn College 1960-61 4-15 (N/A) -- Jim Rodriguez
Fenn College 1961-62 6-13 (N/A) -- Jim Rodriguez
Fenn College 1962-63 9-9 (N/A) -- Jim Rodriguez
Fenn College 1963-64 10-9 (N/A) -- Jim Rodriguez
Fenn College 1964-65 10-9 (N/A) -- Jim Rodriguez
Cleveland State 1965-66 4-14 (N/A) -- Jim Rodriguez
Cleveland State 1966-67 8-13 (N/A) -- John McLendon
Cleveland State 1967-68 7-15 (N/A) -- John McLendon
Cleveland State 1968-69 12-14 (N/A) -- John McLendon
Cleveland State 1969-70 5-21 (N/A) -- Ray Dieringer
Cleveland State 1970-71 5-20 (N/A) -- Ray Dieringer
Cleveland State 1971-72 8-18 (N/A) -- Ray Dieringer
Cleveland State 1972-73 9-14 (N/A) -- Ray Dieringer
Cleveland State 1973-74 6-20 (N/A) -- Ray Dieringer
Cleveland State 1974-75 13-11 (N/A) -- Ray Dieringer
Cleveland State 1975-76 6-19 (N/A) -- Ray Dieringer
Cleveland State 1976-77 10-17 (N/A) -- Ray Dieringer
Cleveland State 1977-78 12-13 (N/A) -- Ray Dieringer
Cleveland State 1978-79 15-10 (N/A) -- Ray Dieringer
Cleveland State 1979-80 17-9 (N/A) -- Ray Dieringer
Cleveland State 1980-81 18-9 (N/A) -- Ray Dieringer
Cleveland State 1981-82 17-10 (N/A) -- Ray Dieringer
Cleveland State 1982-83 8-20 (1-4) -- Ray Dieringer
Cleveland State 1983-84 14-16 (4-10) -- Kevin Mackey
Cleveland State 1984-85 21-8 (11-3) -- Kevin Mackey
Cleveland State 1985-86 29-4 (13-1) NCAA, Sweet Sixteen Kevin Mackey
Cleveland State 1986-87 25-8 (10-4) NIT, Second Round Kevin Mackey
Cleveland State 1987-88 22-8 (11-3) NIT, Second Round Kevin Mackey
Cleveland State 1988-89 16-12 (N/A) -- Kevin Mackey
Cleveland State 1989-90 15-13 (N/A) -- Kevin Mackey
Cleveland State 1990-91 12-16 (8-8) -- Mike Boyd
Cleveland State 1991-92 16-13 (7-9) -- Mike Boyd
Cleveland State 1992-93 22-6 (15-1) -- Mike Boyd
Cleveland State 1993-94 14-15 (9-9) -- Mike Boyd
Cleveland State 1994-95 10-17 (3-11) -- Mike Boyd
Cleveland State 1995-96 5-21 (3-13) -- Mike Boyd
Cleveland State 1996-97 9-19 (6-10) -- Rollie Massimino
Cleveland State 1997-98 12-15 (6-8) -- Rollie Massimino
Cleveland State 1998-99 14-14 (6-8) -- Rollie Massimino
Cleveland State 1999-00 16-14 (9-5) -- Rollie Massimino
Cleveland State 2000-01 19-13 (9-5) -- Rollie Massimino
Cleveland State 2001-02 12-16 (6-10) -- Rollie Massimino
Cleveland State 2002-03 8-22 (3-13) -- Rollie Massimino
Cleveland State 2003-04 4-25 (0-16) -- Mike Garland
Cleveland State 2004-05 9-17 (6-10) -- Mike Garland
Cleveland State 2005-06 10-18 (5-11) -- Mike Garland
Cleveland State 2006-07 10-21 (3-13) -- Gary Waters
Cleveland State 2007-08 21-13 (12-6) NIT, First Round Gary Waters
Cleveland State 2008-09 26-11 (12-6) NCAA, Second Round Gary Waters
Cleveland State 2009-10 16-17 (10-8) -- Gary Waters
Cleveland State 2010-11 27-8 (13-5) NIT, TBD Gary Waters
Fenn College 34 years 167-386 (0-0) 0 Postseason bids
Cleveland State 46 years 614-667 (201-210) 6 Postseason bids
Total 80 years 781-1053 (201-210) 6 Postseason bids

Conference tournament

Date Seed Location Round Result
March 3, 2009 3rd Cleveland, Ohio Wolstein Center First W 56-43 over (10) Detroit
March 6, 2009 Indianapolis, Indiana Hinkle Fieldhouse Second W 67-64 over (7) Illinois-Chicago
March 7, 2009 Indianapolis, Indiana Hinkle Fieldhouse Semifinal W 73-67 over (2) Wisconsin-Green Bay
March 10, 2009 Indianapolis, Indiana Hinkle Fieldhouse Final W 57-54 to (1) Butler

NCAA Tournament History

2009 (13) 2nd round (4) Wake Forest (12) Arizona

NIT History

SeasonSeedEliminated
Round
Teams DefeatedLost to
1986 (14)Sweet Sixteen(3) Indiana
(6) Saint Joseph's
(7) Navy
SeasonSeedEliminated
Round
Teams DefeatedLost to
1987 N/A2nd RoundTennessee-ChattanoogaIllinois State
1988 N/A2nd RoundIllinois StateOhio State
2008 (6)1st Round Dayton
2011 (2)2nd RoundVermontCollege of Charleston

Head Coaching History

NameYearsRecord
1Homer E. Woodling 1929—194163-112
2Bruce T. Brickley 1941—19422-12
3Aaron L. Andrews 1942—19430-13
4George McKinnon 1945—194920-40
5George Rung 1949—195219-31
6Homer E. Woodling 1952—19532-15
7George Rung 1953—195815-76
8Bill Gallagher 1958—19597-12
9Jim Rodriguez 1959—196643-88
10John McLendon 1966—196927-42
11Ray Dieringer 1969—1983150-210
12Kevin Mackey 1983—1990142-69
13Mike Boyd 1990—199679-88
14Rollie Massimino 1996—200390-113
15Mike Garland 2003—200623-60
16Gary Waters 2006—present99-70

Regular Season

  • Mid-Continent Conference Team Championships (3):
1985, 1986, 1993
  • Horizon League Team Championships (1):
2011

Tournament

  • Mid-Continent Conference Team Championships (1):
1986
  • Horizon League Team Championships (1):
2009

References

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