McCloud’s strong finish as Green Bay edges Cleveland St.
CLEVELAND (AP) — JayQuan McCloud scored 31 points and came up big in the final minute, converting a three-point play and later adding two free throws as Green Bay fended off a late Cleveland State surge 78-74 Thursday night.
Green Bay (10-11, 5-3 Horizon League) led by 12 with a little over three minutes to go before Cleveland State (7-14, 3-5) took advantage of four Phoenix fouls, converting three straight three-point plays, and whacked the lead to 71-70 with 1:08 remaining.
McCloud drove for a layup and was fouled, making the three-point play for a 74-70 lead and, with 10 seconds, answered a Vikings drive by sinking both ends of a one-and-one for the final score.
Green Bay matches up against Youngstown State on the road on Saturday. Cleveland St. matches up against Milwaukee at home on Saturday.