Men’s Basketball Unable to Hold off Undefeated Tri-C

Charles Aden had a career-high 20 points in Sunday's loss to Cuyahoga.
Charles Aden had a career-high 20 points in Sunday's loss to Cuyahoga.

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Columbus State men's basketball team suffered their first conference loss of the season to DII Cuyahoga Community College on Sunday evening.

Inside the Game

-OCCAC game, 1st meeting for the 2018-19 season

- Final Score: Cuyahoga 81, Columbus State 74

- Record: Columbus State (9-5, 6-1 OCCAC), Cuyahoga (14-4, 6-0 OCCAC)

Key Points

- The Cougars seized the lead two minutes into the first quarter and never relinquished it

- Although Cuyahoga led the entire game, Columbus State managed to shrink an 18-point deficit down to 3 in the second half.

Key Statistics

-Charles Aden led the Cougars with career-best 20 points on 8-for-11 shooting and nine rebounds.

-Shawn Hawkins and Keshawn Underwood scored 15 and 13 points respectively.

- Corey Baker recorded 11 points and 8 rebounds to go along with team-highs for assists (5) and steals (4).

Overall Statistical Leaders:

-Baker leads the team in rebounds (6.3) and assists (3.9)

-Hawkins, who grabbed two steals, leads the Cougars in steals per game with 2.2.

Up Next:

The Cougars hit the road on Wed, Jan. 23 to take on the Hocking College Hawks. Tip-off is 7:30 p.m.