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Senior Alec Brown finished with 17 points and five blocks on Saturday.
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Balanced Attack Rallies Visiting Green Bay Past South Dakota

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Release: December 14, 2013
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By: Andrew Gavin (@GBGavin)

VERMILLION, S.D. (GreenBayPhoenix.com) – Despite falling behind 21-7 against a hot shooting South Dakota team, visiting Green Bay (6-3) put five players in double figures and rallied past the host Coyotes for an 89-85 victory on Saturday night in non-conference men’s basketball action at the DakotaDome.

Junior Keifer Sykes (Chicago, Ill.) totaled 23 points, six rebounds and five assists, and senior Alec Brown (Winona, Minn.) added 17 points, eight rebounds, five blocks and four assists.

South Dakota, coming off a close 64-62 loss at Kansas State, made nine of its first 14 shots and opened up a 21-7 lead at the 11:45 mark of the first half. Getting 10 points each from Brown and Sykes, Green Bay responded to close to within seven points at halftime (44-37).

Green Bay scored the first seven points coming out of the locker room to tie the game at 44-44, and with 14:30 remaining sophomore Carrington Love (Milwaukee, Wis.) gave the visitors their first lead (53-52) with a three-pointer.  Love’s three started a 10-0 run that sophomore Jordan Fouse (Racine, Wis.) capped with a tip-in for a 60-52 lead with 11:06 to play.

Fouse had three putback baskets in the second half and finished the game with 11 points, 14 rebounds, three blocks and two steals. Junior Greg Mays (Chicago, Ill.) had nine of his 15 points in the second half, and Love was the fifth Phoenix player in double figures with 11 points.

The Phoenix lead reached as many as 11 in the second half, but South Dakota hung around due to a 17-of-19 performance at the free-throw line.

Green Bay led by three with 2:51 to play, when freshman Kenneth Lowe (Little Chute, Wis.) gathered an offensive rebound and converted a three-point play for a six-point lead. The Phoenix kept the margin at three or more the rest of the way.    

With five players with five-plus rebounds, Green Bay held a 42-38 edge in rebounding. The Phoenix also had 16 assists and only nine turnovers in the win.

Green Bay returns home for a five-game homestand, beginning with a contest on Tuesday at the Resch Center when Tennessee Tech visits for a 7 p.m. tip.

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Sunday , December 21
Men's Basketball 
at UALR
1:00 PM
Las Vegas, Nev.
 
Monday , December 22
Men's Basketball 
at Bradley/UC Irvine
TBA
Las Vegas, Nev.
 
Saturday , December 27
Men's Basketball 
vs. Georgia State (Cellcom Winter Hat Giveaway)
12:00 PM
Green Bay, Wis.
 | Tickets  
Wednesday, December 31
Men's Basketball 
vs. Chicago State (Wells Fargo New Year's Eve Party)
12:00 PM
Green Bay, Wis.
 | Tickets  
Monday , January 05
Men's Basketball 
vs. Wright State (Fox Communities Credit Union Sunglasses Giveaway)
7:00 PM
Green Bay, Wis.
 | Tickets  
Friday , January 09
Men's Basketball 
at Milwaukee
8:00 PM
Milwaukee, Wis.
ESPNU  
Sunday , January 11
Men's Basketball 
vs. Youngstown State (Festival Foods Family Game)
TBA
Green Bay, Wis.
 | Tickets  
Thursday , January 15
Men's Basketball 
at Oakland
TBA
Rochester, Mich.
 
Saturday , January 17
Men's Basketball 
at Detroit
12:00 PM
Detroit, Mich.
 
Tuesday , January 20
Men's Basketball 
vs. UIC (Prevea Blackout Youth Jersey Giveaway)
7:00 PM
Green Bay, Wis.
 | Tickets  
Friday , January 23
Men's Basketball 
vs. Valparaiso (Bud Light Night)
8:00 PM
Green Bay, Wis.
ESPNU or ESPN3  | Tickets  
Saturday , January 31
Men's Basketball 
at Cleveland State
1:00 PM
Cleveland, Ohio
 
Monday , February 02
Men's Basketball 
at Wright State
6:00 PM
Dayton, Ohio
 
Thursday , February 05
Men's Basketball 
vs. Milwaukee (Prevea Student-Athlete Achievement Night)
7:00 PM
Green Bay, Wis.
 | Tickets  
Wednesday, February 11
Men's Basketball 
at Youngstown State
6:45 PM
Youngstown, Ohio
 
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