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Cleveland St. 66, Valparaiso 42

CLEVELAND -- J'Nathan Bullock led all scorers with 29 points to lead Cleveland State to a 66-42 victory over Valparaiso on Tuesday night.

Norris Cole had 12 points and D'Aundray Brown added 10 for the Vikings (5-2, 1-0 Horizon League). Howard Little had 14 for Valparaiso (2-4, 0-1).

The Vikings were up by as many as 27 points.

They pulled ahead 20-4 at 8:13 of the first half following a 14-0 run. The Crusaders came within 20-12 with eight unanswered points, but the Vikings scored 11 straight and ended the half ahead 31-14. They pulled to 39-14 with eight more unanswered points to start the second half.

Valparaiso head coach Homer Drew was assessed two technical fouls and was ejected from the game with 6:14 left and Cleveland State ahead 53-38. Bullock scored all four free throws.

The Vikings outscored the Crusaders 46 percent to 20 percent in the first half and scored 31 points off turnovers to Valparaiso's 9.