GREEN BAY, Wis. (GreenBayPhoenix.com) --- Thanks to six players scoring in double-figures at the Resch Center on Saturday afternoon, Green Bay has now won four of its last five games, outracing Belmont 100-92 on Alumni Day. The game offered excitement throughout, with Jeff Nordgaard having his No. 33 jersey retired at halftime, and the Phoenix scoring 54 second-half points after trailing by three entering the break.
JayQuan McCloud scored a team-high 21 points, his third 20-plus point performance in eight games this year, and his fifth-straight in double-figures. ShanQuan Hemphill (17 points), PJ Pipes (15 points), Trevian Bell (14 points), Sandy Cohen III (14 points) and Kameron Hankerson (11 points) all scored in double-figures. GB (5-3) shot 50.7 percent (34-67), its second-straight game shooting over 50 percent, with both games coming at the Resch Center.
Belmont, which was handed its first loss of the season by the Phoenix, entered the game ranked No. 9 in the NCAA's new NET (NCAA Evaluation Tool) ranking. The NET will replace the RPI as the NCAA's primary evaluation tool starting this season.
The Phoenix will visit Bowling Green next Saturday (Dec. 8), before returning home to face UW-Stout on Dec. 11.
• McCloud is now averaging 14.5 PPG, and has scored 20 points or more three times this season
• GB trailed 49-46 at the half, but outscored Belmont 54-43 in the second half
• GB got 44 points off its bench, while Belmont only scored 8 points
• GB has forced its opponents' into double-digit turnovers in every game this year, after Belmont turned it over 12 times today
• Hemphill has now scored double-figures in five-straight games, and is averaging 21.0 PPG in his last two
• Manny Patterson finished with a season-high 11 rebounds
• This is GB's first win over Belmont, entering the game 0-2 in the series
• Belmont's Dylan Windler scored a game-high 31 points
• GB held the Bruins to just 6-for-31 shooting from beyond the arc and 2-for-18 in the second half alone
• Cohen continues to fill the stat sheet, scoring 14 points, dishing out 8 assists and grabbing 7 rebounds with 3 blocks
• GB led for 24:56, and trailed for 12:44
• PJ Pipes scored a season-high 15 points, with 13 coming in the second half
• Jeff Nordgaard becomes just the second player in program history to have his number retired, joining Tony Bennett
• GB will play 4 of its next 5 on the road
• GB recorded 20 assists, its most since it had 23 in the season-opener against WLC