Cleveland St. 60, W. Illinois 54
MACOMB, Ill. (AP)
Bryn Forbes and Charlie Lee each scored 16 points and Cleveland State defeated Western Illinois 60-54 in a BracketBusters game on Saturday night.
Western Illinois (19-7) led 29-27 at the half and had an advantage into the second, but Forbes put Cleveland State (14-16) ahead with a 3-pointer with 15:25 left in the game. Forbes and Lee each had two 3-pointers for the game.
Western Illinois hung around, and was within 44-42 on a layup by Ceola Clark with 8:39 left, but could not regain the lead.
Adam Link scored 15 points to lead Western Illinois. Terell Parks scored 12 and grabbed eight rebounds, and Clark finished with 10 points.