Cleveland State Downs Butler, 77-57

Jan. 27, 2005

Box Score

CLEVELAND (AP) - Raheem Moss had 21 points and five assists, and Cleveland State held Butler scoreless for nearly seven minutes at the beginning of the Vikings' 77-57 win Thursday night.

Moss hit three 3-pointers during the Vikings' 16-0 run in the game's opening minutes.

Butler (7-10, 2-5 Horizon League) went scoreless until Brandon Polk, who finished with 20 points, hit a jumper to make it 16-2 with 13:08 to play in the first half.

Cleveland State (6-10, 3-5) never trailed and led 41-20 at halftime.

Omari Westley added 14 points for the Vikings, who outshot the Bulldogs 53 percent to 40 percent. Cleveland State also had a 35-21 rebounding advantage.

Bruce Horan added 10 points for Butler.