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.
Brown 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.
"I 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 Monday)."
- Monday's win was the fifth-straight for the Phoenix in the series against North Dakota and improved its series record to 5-2.
- The Phoenix improved to 11-3 in 13 games against teams from the state of North Dakota, including 2-0 this season.
- Green Bay's 10 blocks established a school record, besting the previous record of nine set on two occasions.
- In its five wins this season, Green Bay has won four times when trailing during the second half.
- The Phoenix improved to 4-2 at home in 2010-11 and to 38-11 at the Resch Center since 2007-08.
- Green Bay committed fewer turnovers than its opponent for the 11th time in 12 games this season.
- After 10 first-half turnovers, Green Bay committed just two turnovers in the second half.
- Inserting Jarvis Williams into the starting lineup, Brian Wardle used his fourth different starting lineup of the season.
- Williams 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.
- Freshman 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.
- Brown's eight blocks were two more than his previous best total of six tallied in his collegiate debut against Minnesota Duluth on Nov. 13, 2010.
- The eight blocks tied the Resch Center record of eight previously set by Northern Michigan's Ricky Volcy on Dec. 29, 2006.
- Brown also scored a career-high 19 points in the contest and added seven rebounds.
- The freshman hit his first 10 free throws before finishing the contest 10-for-13.
- Before missing, Brown had knocked down 25 of his last 26 free throw attempts.
- With 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 2005-06.
- Brown also connected on the first three-point attempt of his career, drilling his lone attempt in the first half.
- Fletcher and Perine combined for 25 second-half points in leading the Phoenix comeback.
- Perine scored all 13 of his points in the second half while dishing out four of his five assists.
- In 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 turnovers.
- Senior 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 wins.
- Fletcher has scored at least 15 points in 10 of Green Bay's 12 games this season.
- The guard has scored 1381 points in his Green Bay career.
- Freshman Kam Cerroni scored his first collegiate points, drilling a three-pointer in the first half.
- Williams went 4-for-5 from the field and reached double figures for the second time this season, scoring 11 points.