Green Bay Phoenix coach Linc Darner (pictured) said if his team could weather the first eight minutes of their NCAA Tournament game against Texas A & M, they’d be in good shape.
The Phoenix actually held their own for the first 10 to 12 minutes, but the Aggies took over from there and were never challenged, pulling out a 92-65 victory over the Phoenix in Oklahoma City.
Green Bay’s leading scorer, 6’1 senior guard Carrington Love, came into the game averaging 17 points a game on the season. Love was held to a season low three points.
Love did come up with three steals in the first four minutes of the game, but he struggled on offense and the Phoenix struggled with foul trouble in the first half.
Forward Charles Cooper picked up two quick fouls and sat all but two minutes in the first half. Cooper also was held to three points for the game. Center Kenneth Lowe also picked up his second foul at the 11:32 mark, which send him to the bench as well.
The Phoenix struggled against the Aggies size inside. A & M finished with 46 points in the paint.
Green Bay’s season comes to an end at 23-13.