The top-seeded and regular season Horizon League Champion Green Bay Phoenix had the table set. After a double-bye into the
semifinals of the Horizon League Tournament, the Phoenix had their semifinal matchup against UW-Milwaukee on their home court at the Resch Center. One victory would get Green Bay into the championship game on Tuesday night in Green Bay.
Unfortunately for Green Bay, the UW-Milwaukee Panthers had something to say about it. For the second time this season, the Panthers marched into the Resch Center and knocked off the home team, 73-66 in overtime. Milwaukee advances to the title game at Wright State on Tuesday night and it leaves the Green Bay Phoenix without any guarantee of a spot in the NCAA tournament field and a more likely spot in the post-season NIT.
Senior guard Jordan Aaron hit a free throw to give the Panthers the lead with 2:10 left in overtime, then buried a jumper that put them up five with 22-seconds to play to help secure the win. Aaron finished with 28 points to lead all-scorers. [Read more...]