For the second time this season, the Green Bay Phoenix men’s basketball team fell to Central Michigan, this time falling 107-97 in Mount Pleasant, Michigan.
The 97 points are a season-high for the Phoenix (4-5), but it wasn’t enough to slow down the hot-shooting Chippewas. Marcus Keene, who leads the nation in scoring at more than 30-points a game, poured in 40 against the Phoenix.
Kerem Kanter poured in a career high 23 points, including a stretch where he scored 19-consecutive points for Green Bay.
Four other Green Bay players scored in double figures. Charles Cooper had 16, Jamar Hurdle 14, Khalil Small and Trevor Anderson both chipped in with 12.
Green Bay shot over 50% from the field but made just four of 20 from three-point range. Kanter hit 6-of-10 from the field and made 11 of his 13 free throws.