Wis. (GreenBayPhoenix.com) - Alec Brown (Winona, Minn.) stands
7-foot-1 and tallied six blocks in his collegiate debut, so from the beginning
his becoming the all-time blocked shots leader at Green Bay looked inevitable. The
question was when, not if.
The when was last Saturday in Green
Bay's game against Milwaukee when Brown swatted two Panther shots to break
a tie with Terry Evans (2005-09) atop the program's shot blocking list. Brown
needed just 54 career games to move past Evans, who was a Horizon League
Defensive Player of the Year.
Brown has a block in 47 of his 54 career games,
including in 20 of 22 games as a sophomore this season. He now has 67 blocks
for the second year in a row, and with at least eight games left this season
will shatter the single-season record he established as a freshman in 2010-11.
His shot blocking has improved this season, with nine
games with four or more blocks in a game. On Jan. 14, he broke
his own single-game record when he swatted 11 shots against Wright State,
who the Phoenix plays on the road this Friday at 8 p.m. on ESPNU. That total
also was the most in the history of the Horizon League and the most by any
player nationally this season. His blocks average of 3.0 per game ranks 11th
The 7-foot-1 Brown has made an impact in other areas
as well, with 631 points and 351 rebounds in his 54 career games. On Saturday
against Milwaukee, he had 18 points and 10 rebounds for his fifth double double
This season, Brown ranks among the Horizon League
leaders in points (13.9, 6th), rebounds (7.8, 2nd), blocks (3.0, 2nd) and
free-throw percentage (.794, 4th). In conference play, he ranks first in
rebounding (8.3 per game).
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Riding the hot hand of Kam Cerroni, Green Bay made 17-of-38
three-pointers on its three-game homestand.
Sykes' 25 points were the most scored by any Green Bay
player in 54 games under head coach Brian Wardle.
Green Bay has made 132-of-174 free throws in its past seven
Green Bay has had a different leading scorer in four consecutive
The Phoenix had a season-high five blocked dunks against
Milwaukee, including two each from Brown and freshman Greg Mays.
Alec Brown has scored in double figures in 17 of 22 games
this season and 35 times in his Phoenix career.
Brown has started each of the 54 games that Green Bay has
played in his career.
Cougill has made 30 of his last 35 free throws and is
shooting 77.8 percent on the season.
Sophomore Kam Cerroni continues to lead the Horizon
League in three-point percentage (.477, 41-86).
If he was eligible based on attempts, Cerroni would rank
fifth nationally in three-point percentage.
In his last 16 games, after starting the season just
3-for-12, Cerroni has made 38-of-74 from beyond the arc.
Cerroni scored 17 points on Saturday on just four shot
attempts. He was 3-of-4 from the three-point line and 8-of-9 from the free
Cerroni ranks third in the Horizon League in free-throw
percentage in league play, hitting 26-of-31.
Freshman Keifer Sykes scored a career-high 25 points
against Milwaukee, besting his previous high of 20 that he scored at Milwaukee
on Jan. 7.
Sykes has scored 10 or more points in eight of nine games
since turning 18. He is averaging 14.9 points and 4.3 assists and shooting 52.6
percent from the field during that stretch. In 13 games as a 17-year old, Sykes
averaged 6.5 points and 1.5 assists.
In the team's three-game homestand, Sykes averaged 16.7
points and had 20 assists and just five turnovers.
Sykes is now averaging 10 points per game and leads all Horizon
League freshmen in points, assists and assist-to-turnover ratio.
Sykes has the fewest turnovers among the 10 starting
Horizon League point guards.