The race is getting tighter in men’s basketball at the top of the Horizon League.
The UW-Milwaukee Panthers used a 20-5 second half run to build a lead and hold off the Green Bay Phoenix 73-63 on Saturday at the Resch Center. Green Bay’s 11-game home court win streak came to an end.
Green Bay’s leading scorer, Keifer Sykes scored 19 of his 26 points in the second half but no other Phoenix player reached double figures. Jordan Aaron led Milwaukee with a game-high 30 points. Aaron hit 8 of 13 from the field, 4 of 6 from three-point range and all 10 of his free throws.
The Phoenix’ fell to 9-2 in Horizon League play and saw their lead on second place Cleveland State fall to one-game.
Green Bay hits the road this week, at Youngstown State on Thursday and at Cleveland State on Saturday.