Green Bay and Valparaiso are two of the three teams tied for the Horizon League lead. The Phoenix and Crusaders will hook up tonight in a first place battle in Indiana. The two teams share first place with Cleveland State entering play tonight.
Green Bay won the first matchup 51-50 on January 23 in Green Bay. The Phoenix held the Crusaders to 18.5% shooting from the field in the second half to rally from a 10-point first half deficit to pull out the win. Senior forward Greg Mays scored the eventual game-winning basket on a runner with 1:41 to play before the two teams went scoreless the rest of the game.
Green Bay rallied from 10 points down in the second half on Wednesday, scoring 15 of the game’s final 19 points to beat Youngstown State 63-62. After getting stitches in the first half, senior Keifer Sykes scored all 11 of his points after halftime, including the game-winner with 25 seconds to play.
Tonight’s game can be watched on ESPN2 with the tip time at 6 p.m.