Jordan Fouse recorded a double-double for the sixth straight game and the Green Bay men’s basketball team held off Northern Kentucky 85-78 in Horizon League play on Thursday night.
Green Bay (14-9, 6-4 HL) needed some clutch free throws late to seal the win and secure the season sweep against the Norse (8-14, 4-7 HL). After NKU knocked down a three-pointer with 51 seconds left to cut the Green Bay lead to four, Fouse made a pair of free throws and Turner Botz added another to hold off the Norse.
Fouse finished with 14 points and ten rebounds, notching his 15th career double-double and his seventh this season. Fouse also registered four steals, the last of which tied him with Terry Evans for the all-time career record at Green Bay. Fouse now sits on 237 career steals, needing just one more to take over the top spot.
Five Green Bay Players finished in double figures, led by Carrington Love’s 18 points.
Milwaukee’s J.R. Lyle was called for a foul on Wright State’s Joe Thomasson near half court with three seconds left. Thomasson hit one of two free throws to give the Raiders a 84-83 win over the Panthers at the Nutter Center in Dayton, Ohio on Thursday night.
The Panthers had one last gasp, but a half-court heave by Akeem Springs at the buzzer was off.
Milwaukee’s Matt Tiby had hit a pair of free throws with 5 seconds left to tie the game at 83-83.
Wright State led by as many as twenty in the first half and took a ten-point lead into the locker room at halftime. The Raiders still led 67-54 with just over 10-minutes left before the Panthers went on a 29-16 run to tie the game late.
At 6-4 in Horizon League play, the Panthers are now tied with the Green Bay Phoenix for fourth place.
Other Horizon League finals
Oakland 107, Youngstown State 85
Detroit 71, Cleveland State 63
Women’s HL Finals
Wright State 65, Valparaiso 54
Northern Kentucky 72, UIC 61
Detroit 66, Cleveland State 60
Youngstown State 67, Oakland 63