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Oakland defeats Cleveland State in semifinals of Horizon League Tournament

Oakland guard Jack Gohlke is shown March 11, 2024, during the Horizon League Tournament semifinal game against Cleveland State at Indiana Farmers Coliseum in Indianapolis. (Provided Photo/Oakland Athletics)

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Jack Gohlke scored 21 points on seven 3-pointers and top-seeded Oakland beat No. 7 seed Cleveland State 74-71 on Monday night in the semifinals of the Horizon League Tournament.

Gohlke had seven rebounds for the Golden Grizzlies (22-11). D.Q. Cole scored 20 points and added five rebounds. Trey Townsend had 15 points and shot 3 of 11 from the field and 9 for 11 from the line.

The Vikings (20-14) were led by Tujautae Williams, who recorded 21 points and 14 rebounds. Tristan Enaruna added 14 points, seven rebounds and two blocks for Cleveland State. Drew Lowder also recorded 11 points, four assists and two steals.

Cole scored 14 points in the first half for Oakland, who went into halftime tied 38-38 with Cleveland State. Oakland used a 14-2 second-half run come back from a two-point deficit and take the lead at 52-42 with 14:42 left in the half before finishing off the victory. Gohlke scored 12 second-half points.

The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.