Virginia Pulls Away from Visiting Green Bay

Courtesy: Green Bay Athletics
         
Release: December 01, 2012
Print RSS
Article Image
Courtesy: -
Alec Brown made a career-high two three-pointers on Saturday.

By: Andrew Gavin (@GBGavin)
GreenBayPhoenix.com

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (GreenBayPhoenix.com) - Visiting Green Bay (3-4) led Virginia (6-2) in the first half and trailed just 31-27 at halftime, but the host Cavaliers used a 17-2 run midway through the second half to pull away for a 67-51 victory over the Phoenix in non-conference men's basketball action at John Paul Jones Arena.

Junior Alec Brown (Winona, Minn.) overcame foul trouble to lead Green Bay with 14 points and sophomore Keifer Sykes (Chicago, Ill.) added 12 points, but the Phoenix could not overcome 20 points each from Joe Harris and Akil Mitchell and 60 percent shooting from the Cavaliers in the second half.

In a half in which neither team led by more than five points, Green Bay led 27-26 with 2:02 remaining before halftime after a pair of free throws from senior Brennan Cougill (Sioux City, Iowa). Virginia got a three from Harris on the next possession and led 31-27 at intermission.

The Cavaliers scored the first five points of the second half, but six-straight points from Sykes and a three-point play by junior Kam Cerroni (Sussex, Wis.) cut the margin to four (40-36) with 15:27 to play. Virginia responded with the 17-2 run to extend to its biggest lead of the night and the Phoenix could get no closer than 12 the rest of the way.

Brown picked up his fourth foul during the run and went to the bench. The 7-foot-1 junior scored 14 points on 5-of-11 shooting from the field, including a career-best two three-pointers. Sykes finished with 13 points with three assists and three steals.

Green Bay, in the midst of seven of eight games away from home, plays at Tennessee Tech on Thursday at 7:30 p.m. After a trip to Wisconsin on Dec. 12, the Phoenix plays the first of four in a row at home on Dec. 15 against Southern Illinois.

###

Read a full season preview of the men's basketball team and watch a 1-on-1 interview with Wardle.

Full season ticket and Pick 5 packages are on sale now with the Green Bay Athletics Ticket Office. For more information and to order tickets, please call 920.465.2625, visit the athletics department offices in the Kress Events Center or access GreenBayPhoenix.com/tickets.

For the latest and most up-to-date information on Green Bay Athletics, please visit GreenBayPhoenix.com.

Follow us on Twitter: @GBPhoenix, @GBPhoenixMBB and @GBGavin.

Like Green Bay Phoenix men's basketball and Green Bay Phoenix Athletics on Facebook.

SCHEDULE
Friday , December 09
Women's Basketball 
at South Dakota State
7:00 PM
Brookings, SD
 | WNFL  
Thursday , December 15
Women's Basketball 
vs. Wisconsin
7:00 PM
KRESS CENTER
TWC SportsChannel / ESPN3  | WNFL  
Tuesday , December 20
Women's Basketball 
vs. Butler
6:00 PM
KRESS CENTER
 | WNFL  
Thursday , December 29
Women's Basketball 
vs. Northern Kentucky (Pepsi Cooler Giveaway)
7:00 PM
KRESS CENTER
ESPN3  | WNFL  
Saturday , December 31
Women's Basketball 
vs. Wright State (Festival Foods Family Game)
1:00 PM
KRESS CENTER
ESPN3  | WNFL  
Thursday , January 05
Women's Basketball 
at Valparaiso
7:00 PM
Valparaiso, Ind.
ESPN3  | WNFL  
Saturday , January 07
Women's Basketball 
at UIC
3:00 PM
Chicago, Ill.
ESPN3  | WNFL  
Wednesday, January 11
Women's Basketball 
vs. Detroit Mercy
7:00 PM
KRESS CENTER
ESPN3  | WNFL  
Friday , January 13
Women's Basketball 
vs. Oakland
7:00 PM
KRESS CENTER
ESPN3  | WNFL  
Tuesday , January 17
Women's Basketball 
vs. Valparaiso
7:00 PM
KRESS CENTER
ESPN3  | WNFL  
Saturday , January 21
Women's Basketball 
vs. Milwaukee
1:00 PM
KRESS CENTER
TWC SportsChannel / ESPN3  | WNFL  
Thursday , January 26
Women's Basketball 
at Youngstown State
6:00 PM
Youngstown, Ohio
ESPN3  | WNFL  
Saturday , January 28
Women's Basketball 
at Cleveland State
12:00 PM
Cleveland, Ohio
ESPN3  | WNFL  
Thursday , February 02
Women's Basketball 
at Oakland
6:00 PM
Rochester, Mich.
 | WNFL  
Saturday , February 04
Women's Basketball 
at Detroit Mercy
12:00 PM
Detroit, Mich.
ESPN3  | WNFL  
ON-DEMAND VIDEO
LAUNCH PLAYER ▸
STAY CONNECTED

EMAIL
SIGN UP

FOLLOW ON
FACEBOOK

Cellcom
Fleet Farm
PNS
Hyatt on Main
S&L Motors
Ticket Star
WMMB
Country Inn Suites
Brett Favre Steakhouse
Bergstrom
Uploaded Ad
AmericInn
Weidner Center
Uploaded Ad
WNFL