March 16, 2003 |
Rollie Massimino resigned after a disappointing seven-season stint as men's coach at Cleveland State, where he was unable to duplicate the success he had while leading Villanova to an improbable 1985 NCAA title. Cleveland State bought out the final two years of the 68-year-old Massimino's contract, Athletic Director Lee Reed said Saturday. Massimino was paid $147,000 for the 2002-03 season.
July 20, 1990
Cleveland State basketball Coach Kevin Mackey was fired Thursday, six days after his arrest for alleged drunk driving. His lawyer, David Roth, said Mackey will soon begin treatment for drug and alcohol abuse at a center in Houston run by NBA player John Lucas. Mackey was arrested as he and a woman drove away from a reputed drug house. A urinalysis revealed that Mackey was drunk and had cocaine in his system, police said.
March 15, 1986 |
Clinton Ransey scored 27 points and Cleveland State used non-stop pressure defense to upset No. 14 Indiana 83-79 Friday in the first round of the NCAA East Regional. The Vikings, 28-3, playing in their first NCAA Tournament, won their 13th straight game. They advance to Sunday's second round against St. Joseph's, who earlier beat Richmond 60-59. In another game, David Robinson scored 30 points and Vernon Butler added 25 as No. 17 Navy knocked off Tulsa, 87-68.
March 22, 1986 |
The legend of David Robinson got one game larger Friday night. The Lilliputians from Cleveland State tried to pull him down, even venturing the occasional roll block, only to see him rise again, poke his head through the clouds and punch their tickets for them. Back to Lilliput, guys. Robinson scored 22 points, with 14 rebounds and 9 blocked shots, and hit the layup on an in-bounds play with :06 left that gave Navy a 71-70 victory and a berth in the East regional final against No. 1-ranked Duke.
December 15, 1992 |
Juwan Howard and Chris Webber each scored 21 points to lead sixth-ranked Michigan to an 88-56 victory over Cleveland State on Monday night at Ann Arbor, Mich. Cleveland State (1-1) stayed within striking distance until Howard scored six consecutive points to cap a 10-2 run that gave Michigan (4-1) a 51-30 lead six minutes into the second half. Michigan scored the first 12 points and never trailed. Anthony Reed scored 15 points for the Vikings. No. 7 Seton Hall 88, St.