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Charles Cooper has now scored 19, 22 and 20 points in his last three games.
Courtesy: Comm Squad

Green Bay Fends Off Rival Milwaukee to Stay Perfect in League

Courtesy: Green Bay Athletics
         
Release: January 06, 2017
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GREEN BAY, Wis. (GreenBayPhoenix.com) –  Green Bay used 20 points from Charles Cooper and 27 made free throws to stave off in-state rival Milwaukee on Friday night at Resch Center, winning 80-74 to remain perfect in league play at 3-0. The Phoenix (9-6, 3-0 HL) has now started 3-0 in conference action for the fourth-consecutive season.

Cooper's 20 points matched his average over the past two games, having now scored 19, 22 and 20 points in his first three Horizon League games to start the year. Cooper scored 12 of his 20 points from the free throw line, going 12-for-15 and grabbing five rebounds.

The Phoenix used a 19-0 run in the second half, when it held Milwaukee (4-12, 0-3 HL) scoreless for over seven minutes. Green Bay led by as many as 17 points in the game and led for the final 13:54 of the game.

Kerem Kanter notched his third double-double of the season, scoring 15 points and grabbing 10 boards. Kanter has now reached double-figures in seven of his last eight games.

Green Bay matched a season-high block total with 10 blocks in the game, led by Jamar Hurdle and Kenneth Lowe who each swatted three shots. Lowe also grabbed a game-high 11 rebounds.

The five game winning streak is the longest since 2014-15 and the team will look to remain hot when it plays host to Northern Kentucky on Tuesday night at Resch Center. Tip is set for 7 p.m.

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Friday , January 20
Men's Basketball 
vs. Youngstown State (Prevea Health BlackOut Cancer Game)
7:00 PM
RESCH CENTER
ESPN3  | WNFL  
Monday , January 23
Men's Basketball 
vs. Cleveland State
6:00 PM
RESCH CENTER
American Sports Network / ESPN3  | WNFL  
Friday , January 27
Men's Basketball 
at Oakland
8:00 PM
Rochester, Mich. (Athletics Center O'Rena)
ESPNU / ESPN3  | WNFL  
Sunday , January 29
Men's Basketball 
at Detroit Mercy
1:00 PM
Detroit, Mich. (Callahan Hall)
ESPN3  | WNFL  
Thursday , February 02
Men's Basketball 
vs. UIC (Student-Athlete Achievement Night)
7:00 PM
RESCH CENTER
ESPN3  | WNFL  
Saturday , February 04
Men's Basketball 
vs. Valparaiso
12:00 PM
RESCH CENTER
ESPN3 Exclusive  | WNFL  
Thursday , February 09
Men's Basketball 
at Northern Kentucky
6:30 PM
Highland Heights, Ky. (BB&T Arena)
TWC SportsChannel / ESPN3  | WNFL  
Saturday , February 11
Men's Basketball 
at Wright State
6:00 PM
Dayton, Ohio (Nutter Center)
TWC SportsChannel / ESPN3  | WNFL  
Saturday , February 18
Men's Basketball 
at Milwaukee
1:00 PM
Milwaukee, Wis. (UWM Panther Arena)
TWC SportsChannel / ESPN3  | WNFL  
Tuesday , February 21
Men's Basketball 
at UIC
7:00 PM
Chicago, Ill. (UIC Pavilion)
ESPN3  | WNFL  
Friday , February 24
Men's Basketball 
vs. Oakland (Bud Light Night; Cellcom Food Drive; Tote Bag Giveaway)
6:00 PM
RESCH CENTER
ESPNU / WatchESPN  | WNFL  
Sunday , February 26
Men's Basketball 
vs. Detroit Mercy (WMMB Trading Cards Giveaway)
2:00 PM
RESCH CENTER
American Sports Network / ESPN3  | WNFL  
Friday , March 03
Men's Basketball 
at TBD (First Round)
TBA
Detroit, Mich. (Joe Louis Arena)
ESPN3  
Saturday , March 04
Men's Basketball 
at TBD (Second Round)
TBA
Detroit, Mich. (Joe Louis Arena)
ESPN3  
Monday , March 06
Men's Basketball 
at TBD (Semifinals)
TBA
Detroit, Mich. (Joe Louis Arena)
ESPNU / ESPNNEWS  
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