Green Bay Closes Regular Season Saturday at Cleveland State
GREEN BAY, Wis. (GreenBayPhoenix.com) - After back-to-back victories, the Green Bay men's basketball team looks to close out the regular season riding a winning streak as the Phoenix visits Cleveland State Saturday afternoon at 1 p.m. at the Wolstein Center. The Phoenix finishes Horizon League play against the same team that it started against back on Dec. 2, 2010.
Saturday's game is the Horizon League Game of the Week and will be televised live in Green Bay on My New 32 and Time Warner Sports 32. Greg Rakestraw and Bob Lovell will be calling the action.
The game will also be carried in the Green Bay area on WDUZ The Fan. An internet stream of the broadcast with Matt Menzl handling the play-by-play duties and Andrew Gavin as the color analyst will also be available on thefan1075.com. To access live stats for Saturday's game, click here.
After an overtime victory over Valparaiso at home on Monday, Green Bay carried the win over to a strong effort on the road on Thursday at Youngstown State. The defense kept YSU to just 36.7 percent shooting and the Phoenix held a 39-31 rebounding edge in a 71-60 win over the Penguins. Seniors Bryquis Perine (Milwaukee, Wis.) and Rahmon Fletcher (Kansas City, Mo.) combined for 37 points in the victory.
In the first meeting between the two teams, CSU knocked down 10 of 14 three-pointers and senior guard Norris Cole scored 26 points in a 83-75 Cleveland State win over Green Bay. The senior guard leads the Horizon League in scoring at 21.6 points per contest. Perine scored 22 points on 8-of-12 shooting for the Phoenix, who outrebounded the Vikings 34-27.
Cleveland State, now tied at the top of the Horizon League standings, has lost two-straight games, including an 87-83 loss to Milwaukee on Thursday night. Cole had 27 points in the game for the Vikings.
The Phoenix leads the all-time series with CSU, 36-25 and has 13 wins out of 28 games played in Cleveland.
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