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Dennis Gates, who has served as an assistant coach under Leonard Hamilton at Florida State for the past eight seasons, has been named the head coach at Cleveland State.
- Cleveland St. hires FSU assistant Gates as coach
- Florida lands ex-Cleveland State PG Appleby
- Cleveland State fires Felton after two seasons
- Felton aims to turn around struggling Cleveland State
Florida has landed a third transfer in the past three months by signing former Cleveland State point guard Tyree Appleby.
Dennis Felton, who went 22-44 in his two seasons at Cleveland State, has been fired along with his entire staff, the university announced.
Tyree Appleby and Jaalam Hill scored 25 and 22 points, respectively, and Cleveland State defeated Youngstown State 89-80 in overtime on Saturday.
Jaalam Hill had his first career double-double to help last-place Cleveland State beat Northern Kentucky 83-77 Saturday night to knock the Norse out of first in the Horizon League and snap their 20-game home win streak.
Bill Wampler came off the bench to score 16 points to carry Wright State to an 87-61 win over Cleveland State on Thursday night.
Tyree Appleby had 26 points and 11 assists as Cleveland St. narrowly beat IUPUI 89-86 on Saturday night.
Marcus Ottey had 20 points as Illinois-Chicago narrowly defeated Cleveland St. 81-77 on Thursday night.
Tyree Appleby registered a triple-double with 19 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists to lift Cleveland State to a 78-68 win over Milwaukee on Saturday.
Brad Brechting scored 24 of his a career-high 32 points in the first half and Oakland never trailed in beating Cleveland State 83-68 on Saturday for the Vikings' 10th loss in 11 games.
Freshman Antoine Davis, second nationally in scoring, had 29 points despite a poor shooting night and Detroit Mercy defeated Cleveland State 78-64 on Thursday night.
Rashad Williams scored 20 points, including 6 of 8 3-pointers, and Cleveland State picked up its first Horizon League win of the season, a 72-62 victory over Youngstown State on Saturday night.
Loudon Love scored 23 points and grabbed eight rebounds and Wright State pulled away early to beat Cleveland State 89-66 on Saturday for the Vikings' eighth straight loss.
Tyler Sharpe sank five 3-pointers and scored 23 points and Drew McDonald notched his 10th double-double of the season as Northern Kentucky cruised to a 91-76 victory over Cleveland State on Thursday night.
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At the half, Cleveland State's shooting 58 percent on threes and 86 percent on twos. Vikings trail by nine at Cincinnati. The road is unkind.
New Cleveland State coach Dennis Felton laid out his expectations for a Vikings hoops program that has recently declined, saying he wants the team to achieve the unexpected.