GREEN BAY, Wis. (GreenBayPhoenix.com) - After a sophomore season which has seen him at times struggle with his shot, Seth Evans (Seneca, Ill.) has picked the right time to find his rhythm. The guard scored 21 points in a pair of Green Bay games this past weekend, hitting 7-of-11 shots from the field in the process.
Evans' production is a good sign for a Green Bay team heading into Tuesday's game at 6 p.m. at Wright State in the opening round of the 2011 Horizon League Championship. In part due to the sophomore's play, seventh-seeded Green Bay has won two of its last three games and played Horizon League co-champion Cleveland State to the wire on the road Saturday.
In Thursday's 71-60 win at Youngstown State, Evans scored nine points and dished out three assists in 26 minutes. He was also a key perimeter defender as the Phoenix held the Penguins to just 36.7 percent shooting and under 70 points for the first time in six games.
On Saturday at Cleveland State, Evans had one of his strongest efforts of the season. Playing a season-high 32 minutes, Evans went 4-for-5 from the field and hit two three-pointers while scoring 12 points.
Below are notes from Green Bay's weekend games:
- Green Bay has outrebounded its past four opponents and finished the Horizon League schedule with a rebounding edge in 12 of 18 contests.
- Youngstown State and Cleveland State shot a combined 11-for-42 from long range in Green Bay's last two games.
- Green Bay attempted 24 free throws in both games and hit a combined 75 percent (36-48).
- The 20 made free throws against Cleveland State were the third-most for the Phoenix this season.
- The loss at Cleveland State was just the second for the Phoenix in a game in which it made more free throws than its opponent (10-2).
- With the win against Youngstown State, Green Bay improved to 9-5 when scoring more than 70 points.
- The Phoenix finished the regular season having made 54 more field goals than its opponents.
- Green Bay has a plus-1.5 rebounding margin and has collected 73 more offensive rebounds than its opponents.
- Senior Rahmon Fletcher played in his 127th game of his career on Saturday, tied for the third-most in Green Bay history. His 121 career starts are the most for a Phoenix player.
- Fletcher passed Mike Schactner for fifth place on Green Bay's all-time scoring list with 10 points at Cleveland State. The senior guard has scored 1,674 points in his four-year career.
- Fletcher has scored in double figures in 27 of 31 games this season and now has 84 career double-figure games.
- Freshman Alec Brown has scored in double figures in six-straight games for the Phoenix. He is averaging 11.8 points and 6.5 rebounds while hitting 27-of-32 free throws during that stretch.
- The 7-foot-1 center made 21-of-23 free throws in three games last week.
- Brown extended his single-season Green Bay blocks record to 65 with two blocks against Youngstown State and one against Cleveland State.
- With 174 rebounds, Brown has tallied the third-most rebounds by a freshman in Green Bay history.
- Brown is the only Phoenix player to start all 31 games this season for head coach Brian Wardle.
- Freshman Daniel Turner had 13 points and 12 rebounds against Cleveland State, his second double double of the season and fourth game with 10 or more rebounds.
- Turner had three offensive rebounds in each game last week and has 73 of his 168 rebounds on the offensive glass.
- With 168 rebounds, Turner has tallied the sixth-most rebounds by a freshman in Green Bay history.
- Brown and Turner combined to score 20 of the team's final 24 points as Green Bay rallied from a 15-point deficit on Saturday.