February 13, 2016

Horizon League Roundup

Horizon League LogoThe UW-Milwaukee Panthers blew an 11-point lead with just under eleven minutes to play and fell to Northern Kentucky 75-71.

J.J. Panoske hit a three-pointer to give the Panthers (15-9, 6-5 HL) a 60-49 second half lead.  The Norse (9-14, 6-7 HL) outscored the Panthers 26-11 the rest of the way.

Panoske had 21 points and eight rebounds to lead the Panthers.

Green Bay falls at Wright State

Wright State jumped out to a big lead early and went on to beat the Green Bay Phoenix 79-60 at the Nutter Center in Dayton, Ohio on Saturday.

The Phoenix turned it over ten times in the first ten minutes and a season high 18 times in the game. [Read more…]

Love scores 29 in Green Bay win

Carrington Love

Carrington Love

The Green Bay Phoenix overcame a bad shooting night at the free throw line to hold off Pacific 93-88 at the Resch Center on Tuesday night.

The Phoenix attempted 44 free throws and made just 22 which made the game much closer than it should have been.

Green Bay did force the Tigers into a season-high 23 turnovers, which led to 22 points.

Both teams shot well from the field.  Pacific hit 54.2%, while Green Bay hit 53% from the field.  The Phoenix also hit 7 of 17 three pointers.

Green Bay senior guard Carrington Love poured in 29 points to lead five players in double figures.  Charles Cooper added 15 points, Turner Botz had a career-high 12 and Khalil Small and Jamar Hurdle added ten each.

The Phoenix improved to 5-and-4 and now has five wins in the last six games.  They’ll host UW-Superior on Sunday afternoon, then face the Badgers in Madison next Wednesday in what will be interim head coach Greg Gard’s first game on the Badgers bench without Bo Ryan.

UWGB falls on buzzer beating three

Green Bay Phoenix logo 2Jaelan Sanford hit a buzzer beating three-pointer to lead the Toledo Rockets to a 71-69 win over the Green Bay Phoenix on Sunday at the Resch Center.

Green Bay led 68-62 with 3:49 left to play, but Toledo’s Jonathan Williams made another three-pointer and Nathan Boothe converted a three-point play with 1:29 left.

Boothe had 27 points on 11-of-14 shooting to lead the Rockets (6-2).  Toledo coach Tod Kowalczyk won in his return to Green Bay, coaching against a Phoenix team that he once coached for eight seasons.

Jordan Fouse had 15 points, 13 rebounds and five steals for Green Bay, which saw its four-game win streak come to an end.

AUDIO: Tod Kowalczyk glad to leave Green Bay with a win :18

AUDIO: Linc Darner says his team is making progress :20


Green Bay Phoenix earn first win of the season

Green Bay Phoenix logo 2After a slow start, the Green Bay men’s basketball team dialed up the defensive pressure in the second half and went on to beat the Minnesota-Duluth Bulldogs 94-74 at the Resch Center.  The win gives first-year head coach Linc Darner his first career Division 1 victory at Green Bay.

Senior guard Carrington Love scored 22 points and added a career-high tying five steals to lead the Phoenix, who shot 57% from the field in the second half to pull away for the win.

Green Bay junior guard Tevin Findlay added a career high 15-points in 17 minutes, going four for five from the field and three-for-three from three-point range.

Green Bay shot just 35% in the first half and trailed by one at halftime.

The Phoenix (1-3) will return to the Resch Center on Tuesday night against undefeated Akron (3-0).


Green Bay Phoenix fall to 0-2

Green Bay Phoenix logo 2Junior forward Kenneth Lowe scored a career high 23 points and pulled down nine rebounds, but it wasn’t enough to prevent the Green Bay Phoenix from falling to 0-2, dropping a 103-90 decision to East Tennessee State early this morning.

The matchup was part of the annual 24 hour season tip-off marathon aired on ESPN2.

The Phoenix gave up 100 points in a game for the first time since 2004. [Read more…]