Preview: Vikings aim to snap skid vs. old foe

Andre Yates and the Vikings travel to Loyola. (CSU photo)

Cleveland State heads to Loyola in search of coach’s 350th victory at school.

Cleveland State (2-7) vs. Loyola, Ill. (5-4)

SITE: Gentile Arena, Chicago

TIPOFF: 8 p.m. EST

TV/BROADCAST: ESPN3

RADIO: WHK 1420-AM

NOTES/THOUGHTS

The Vikings are reeling a bit, having lost five straight, including three straight to Ohio opponents. … So perhaps it’s a good thing they’re going out of state. … The Ramblers are an old Horizon League foe (and Mid-Continent Conference before that), but now they belong to the Missouri Valley Conference. … Gary Waters is one win shy of 350 as coach of the Vikings. … Freshman guard Rob Edwards leads the Vikings at 12.2 points per game. … Sophomore forward Demonte Flannigan is next at 10.2. … Junior guard Andre Yates is another Viking to watch. … The Ramblers are led by junior guard Milton Doyle (13.7 ppg). … Loyola already has some impressive wins: Toledo, Creighton, San Diego.

— Sam Amico