NCAA Basketball

Patton lifts Cleveland St. past Milwaukee 71-65 in Horizon

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Torrey Patton had 14 points and 13 rebounds to lift top-seeded Cleveland State to a 71-65 win over eighth-seed Milwaukee in the Horizon League Tourney semifinals on Monday night.

The Vikings, who will face third-seeded Oakland or fourth-seeded Northern Kentucky in Tuesday's title game, closed the game on a 10-1 run in the last 1:31.

Tre Gomillion had 16 points for Cleveland State (18-7), including a dunk and free throw with a minute left for a 66-64 lead with a minute to go. Jayson Woodrich added 11 points. Craig Beaudion had 10 points.

Josh Thomas scored a career-high 25 points and had six rebounds for the Panthers (10-12). DeAndre Gholston added 10 points. Te'Jon Lucas had seven assists. Amir Allen had a career-high 15 rebounds plus 8 points.

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Updated March 8, 2021

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