Green Bay senior Frankie Wurtz scored on a drive to the basket with 3.1 seconds left to give the No. 2-seeded Phoenix a 50-49 win over No. 4 Northern Kentucky in the Horizon League Tournament semifinals.
The win sends Green Bay to its 10th-straight tournament championship game, where they will meet No. 1 seed IUPUI on Tuesday at 11 a.m. CT on ESPNU.
Northern Kentucky used an 11-0 run to their their first lead, then traded baskets with the Phoenix before Wurtz final shot heroics.
Green Bay held NKU to just 28.3% from the field and just 19.2% (5-of-26) from three-point range. The Phoenix held the Norse to their fourth-lowest point total this season.
Green Bay will be going for its league-leading 17th Horizon League Tournament Championship victory on Tuesday and is now 63-10 all-time in the HL Tournament. [Read more…]