CLEVELAND — Stefan Kenic scored a career-high 19 points, Anthony Wright added 15 with 12 rebounds, and Cleveland State held off Detroit Mercy 75-72 on Wednesday night.
Bobby Word scored 15 points and Kenny Carpenter added 11 for the Vikings (8-20, 5-10 Horizon League), who made 11 3-pointers and shot 49 percent from the field.
Jermaine Jackson Jr.’s go-ahead 3 made it 43-40 Detroit, but the Vikings led 64-57 after 3s by Kasheem Thomas and Carpenter with 7:14 left to play. The Titans closed to 64-63 after scoring six straight, but Kenic hit two free throws and Carpenter hit a 3 before Kenic’s two free throws iced it.
Word’s 3 capped an opening 16-2 run and the Vikings led 40-32 at halftime.
Roschon Prince scored 22 points with nine rebounds, Cole Long added 16 points and Kameron Chatmon 14 for the Titans (7-20, 3-11), who have lost seven of their last eight.