GREEN BAY, Wis. (GreenBayPhoenix.com) - Freshman Alec
Brown's (Winona, Minn.) eight blocks
were one of two school records set in Green Bay's 72-68 victory over North
Dakota on Monday night at the Resch Center. Brown's block total helped the
Phoenix swat away 10 shots in the game, also setting a school record as a team.
was one of the major reasons that Green Bay rallied past North Dakota despite
trailing by 12 points in the second half. The 7-foot-1 freshman also scored a
career-high 19 points, hitting 4-of-8 shots from the field and connecting on
10-of-13 free throws.
think Alec Brown is coming out of his shell a little bit right now. He is one
of our most consistent players on the team," said head coach Brian Wardle. "I know what I am getting from him every night we play, and
tonight was a game where he built on his Wisconsin game (18 points last
win was the fifth-straight for the Phoenix in the series against North Dakota
and improved its series record to 5-2.
Phoenix improved to 11-3 in 13 games against teams from the state of North
Dakota, including 2-0 this season.
Bay's 10 blocks established a school record, besting the previous record of
nine set on two occasions.
its five wins this season, Green Bay has won four times when trailing during
the second half.
Phoenix improved to 4-2 at home in 2010-11 and to 38-11 at the Resch Center since
Bay committed fewer turnovers than its opponent for the 11th time in 12 games
10 first-half turnovers, Green Bay committed just two turnovers in the second
Jarvis Williams into the starting lineup, Brian Wardle used his fourth different
starting lineup of the season.
was joined in the starting lineup by Brown, Rahmon Fletcher and Bryquis Perine,
who have all started each of the team's 12 games this season. Freshman Daniel
Turner started his seventh-straight game.
Alec Brown had a school record eight blocks in the game, one more than the
seven recorded Nate Barnes against Northern Iowa on Dec. 11, 1982.
eight blocks were two more than his previous best total of six tallied in his
collegiate debut against Minnesota Duluth on Nov. 13, 2010.
eight blocks tied the Resch Center record of eight previously set by Northern
Michigan's Ricky Volcy on Dec. 29, 2006.
also scored a career-high 19 points in the contest and added seven rebounds.
freshman hit his first 10 free throws before finishing the contest 10-for-13.
missing, Brown had knocked down 25 of his last 26 free throw attempts.
25 blocks on the season through 12 games, Brown already has the second-most
blocks by a Green Bay freshman. Terry Evans has the freshman record of 29 set in
also connected on the first three-point attempt of his career, drilling his
lone attempt in the first half.
and Perine combined for 25 second-half points in leading the Phoenix comeback.
scored all 13 of his points in the second half while dishing out four of his
Green Bay's five wins, Perine has averaged 9.6 points in the second half,
shooting 54.5 percent (18-33) from the field, and had 13 assists to just three
Rahmon Fletcher scored 12 of his 16 points in the second half and is averaging
10.6 points and shooting 58.6 percent (17-29) in the second half of Green Bay
has scored at least 15 points in 10 of Green Bay's 12 games this season.
guard has scored 1381 points in his Green Bay career.
Kam Cerroni scored his first collegiate points, drilling a three-pointer in the
went 4-for-5 from the field and reached double figures for the second time this
season, scoring 11 points.