First a mea culpa as the preview for this game was somehow left out of Tuesday's post.
Chicago State went to the Las Vegas Invitational on Tuesday night and came back a winner. The Cougars defeated Eastern Washington, 62-53, for Chicago State's first victory of the season against an NCAA Division I opponent.
The Cougars were led by Kabangu Tshinga Kasamba who scored 11 points and grabbed 5 rebounds in 25 minutes. Antonio Lofton also scored 11 points for Chicago State. Carl Montgomery had 7 points and 7 rebounds.
Chicago State won because of defense. The Cougars held the Eagles, a member of the Big Sky conference, to 28% shooting from the field. Chicago State has a chance to start a winning streak when the Cougars take on Wagner tonight.