The Green Bay Phoenix saw their season come to an end in the opening round of the NIT on Wednesday night, falling to Illinois State 69-56.
The Phoenix (24-9) led 31-24 at halftime, but the Redbirds (22-12) used a 10-0 run late to pull away for the victory.
Green Bay missed 8 of its final 10 shots from the field and hit just 6 of 13 at the free throw line. The Redbirds went 27 for 33 at the free throw line.
Illinois State put four players in double figures, led by a career high 18 points from sophomore guard Paris Lee. Senior guard Daishon Knight added 17 points and sophomore center Reggie Lynch had 15.
The Phoenix had two players in double figures. Senior point guard Keifer Sykes finished with 14 points in his last game in a Green Bay uniform. Senior forward Alfonzo McKinnie added 11.