Jordan Fouse had 25 points and 10 rebounds to help fourth-seeded Green Bay pull out a 99-92 upset victory over top-seeded Valparaiso at Joe Louis Arena in Detroit.
Alec Peters had 32 for the Crusaders, including a layup at the buzzer that forced overtime. Valparaiso had trailed by six points with less than two minutes remaining.
It was all Green Bay in overtime as they jumped out to a 7-2 run and then the Phoenix (22-12) held on for their 22nd win of the season.
Charles Cooper finished with 24 points and Carrington Love 23 for the Phoenix. They’ll face Wright State in tonight’s 6 p.m. Championship game.
Wright State advances
Wright State advanced to the Horizon League Championship game against Green Bay tonight. The Raiders got 18 points off the bench from Mark Alstork in a 59-55 win over second-seeded Oakland. The third-seeded Raiders improved to 22-12 on the year.
The winner of tonight’s Green Bay/Wright State game secures the Horizon League’s automatic bid into the NCAA Tournament.