Williams made a 3-pointer to push Cleveland State's lead to 43-25 at halftime after shooting 50 percent and having 11 assists on 15 field goals. Cleveland State's lead was cut to 60-45 midway through the second half but the Vikings took control with an 11-2 spurt.
Tyree Appleby added 13 points with six assists for Cleveland State (1-2), which is on a four-game home stand. Stefan Kenic and Jaalam Hill each scored 12 and Seth Millner 11. Williams scored 15 points in his debut in just 19 minutes as he shot 5 of 7 from distance against Davidson.
Datrey Long led Urbana with 15 points. Matt Treacy added 12 points and Malik Jacobs 10. The Blue Knights were held to 24-of-68 shooting (35 percent).