By: Andrew Gavin (@GBGavin)
GREEN BAY, Wis. (GreenBayPhoenix.com)
- Following a grand week in which he averaged 20.5 points per game and became the
25th member of the program's 1,000-point club, junior Alec Brown (Winona, Minn.) has been named the Horizon League Player
of the Week, the conference office announced on Monday. It marks the first
weekly honor for the All-Horizon League big man.
On Friday, the 7-foot-1 Brown scored 15 of his
career-high 23 points in the second half to lead Green Bay to a 74-54 rout at
Milwaukee. With five minutes left in the game, Brown flushed a fastbreak dunk
to reach 1,000 points for his career.
En route to 9-of-18 shooting, Brown scored on two dunks,
a three-pointer and a collection of jumpers and post moves. He added 4-of-4
from the free-throw line, eight rebounds and three blocked shots in helping the
Phoenix to the nationally-televised win.
Earlier in the week, Brown had 18 points and six rebounds
in a 73-61 loss at Valparaiso, scoring 14 points in the opening half before
seeing his minutes limited due to foul trouble.
In 83 career games, Brown has compiled 1,004 points, 565
rebounds and 192 blocked shots. The all-time leader blocked shots in Phoenix
history, Brown ranks seventh in all-time in the Horizon League and needs just
eight more to become the fourth player in Horizon League history with 200
blocks. With 12 more, Brown will rank third in Horizon League history.
Averaging 12.6 points (12th), 6.7 rebounds (3rd) and 1.7
blocks (2nd), Brown ranks among Horizon League leaders in five different categories.
In league play, he is averaging 14.1 points and three blocks per game.
Brown has led the Phoenix to five wins in its last six
games by averaging 15.3 points. Green Bay heads to the second half of Horizon
League play in a tie for second place.
The Phoenix will next be in action on Thursday night,
playing at UIC at 7 p.m. in a game televised by Time Warner Cable Sports32. Green
Bay will then appear in the Horizon League Game of the Week on Saturday,
visiting Loyola at 1 p.m.
- Green Bay's 20-point margin of victory on Friday
marked the program's biggest road win since 2009 and its largest margin of
victory in a Horizon League road game since Feb. 5, 2005 (78-49) at Youngstown
- In Horizon League play, Green Bay leads in field
goal percentage defense (.361), rebounding margin (+6.7) and blocked shots
(5.6) and is second in scoring defense (59.0) and three-point field goal
percentage defense (.275).
- Green Bay leads the conference in free-throw
percentage (.753) and free throws made (350).
- The Phoenix is also tied for 19th nationally in
free-throw percentage and tied for 18th in free throws made per game (16.7).
- Green Bay outscored Milwaukee 42-28 in points in
the paint, 17-4 in points off turnovers, 24-10 in second-chance points and 21-0
in bench points.
- The Phoenix grabbed a season-high 19 offensive
rebounds against Milwaukee and scored a season-high 24 second-chance points.
- Green Bay's bench has scored 10 or more points
in nine of the past 10 games, including six games in a row.
- Green Bay had eight turnovers against Milwaukee,
the sixth time this season the team has committed fewer than 10 miscues.
- Brown has blocked a shot in 10-straight games
and has blocked at least two shots in seven games in a row. He has now blocked
a shot in 71 of 83 career games.
- Sophomore Keifer Sykes has led the team in
assists in 15-straight games.
- Sykes has scored in double figures in 19 of
Green Bay's 21 games and ranks fourth in the Horizon League in points per game
- On pace to become the next member of the
1,000-point club, the sophomore guard has now scored 656 career points in 51
games (12.9 points per game).
- Sykes ranks ninth in the Horizon League in
free-throw percentage (.812) and is second in free throws made (95) and
attempted (117). He also ranks fifth in assists per game (4.2), fifth in assist-to-TO
ratio (1.7) and third in minutes per game (34.6).
- After combining for just 11 three-pointers last
season, Brown and Sykes have knocked down 26 triples in 2012-13. The duo is
shooting 39.9 percent (26-66) from long range.
- Senior Brennan Cougill has scored in double
figures in four consecutive games and six of eight Horizon League games.
Cougill ranks sixth in the conference in both field goal percentage (.487) and
free throw percentage (.837).
- reshman Jordan Fouse leads all Horizon League
newcomers in rebounds (2nd), offensive rebounds (3rd), blocks (t3rd), defensive
rebounds (4th) and steals (4th).
- Fouse has led the Phoenix in rebounding in 12
games this season.
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