DETROIT, MI (WOIO) - Close, so close.
CSU fell to Wright State 57-74 in the Horizon League Championship, effectively slamming the door on the Vikings March Madness Cinderella story.
The Cleveland State Vikings men's basketball team, ranked eighth with a 12-22 record, were just one win away from reaching the NCAA tourney -- which tips off on Monday, March 13.
The mighty Vikings stunned Oakland 44-43 Monday in Detroit during the semifinals when Tyree Appleby scored on a baseline jumper with 32 seconds left to give CSU the lead.
Before they slayed Oakland, they shocked first place 89-80 over the weekend.