GREEN BAY, Wis. (GreenBayPhoenix.com) --- Green Bay will enter Motor City Madness locked into the No. 4 seed, after falling 86-82 to league-champion Northern Kentucky in the regular season finale at the Resch Center on Saturday afternoon. Senior Sandy Cohen III was honored before the game, and finished with a team-high 25 points after playing all 40 minutes.
The Phoenix (16-15, 10-8 HL) would have moved up to the 3rd-seed with a win, but will still get the benefit of playing a home game in the Quarterfinals. GB will now face No. 5 seed UIC after the Flames won at Detroit Mercy and Oakland defeated IUPUI. GB swept UIC in the two meetings during the regular season, and used a 19-point comeback in Chicago to steal the win on Feb. 22. GB won 90-85 at home on Jan. 19.
GB and NKU (23-8, 13-5 HL) entered the half tied at 41-41, but the Norse shot 56.7 percent (17-30) in the second half and 7-for-16 from 3-point range. GB finished just 9-for-27 from 3-point, including a 3-for-15 effort in the second half alone.
To purchase tickets ($15) to the Quarterfinal game on Tuesday (March 5) night against UIC, click here or call 920-465-2625. Fans can also visit the Resch Center or Kress Center box offices.
For more information on Motor City Madness and updated Tournament bracket, click here.
Cohen has now scored 20 or more points in 4 of his last 5 games
This is the 3rd time in 4 seasons under head coach Linc Darner that GB finished in the top 4 and won 10 or more league games
NKU led by as many as 15 points in the first half, and GB led by as many as 4 points
JayQuan McCloud finished with 20 points, his eighth game this season with 20 or more
NKU had 26 second-chance points, while GB had just 2
NKU has now won five-straight games in the all-time series
ShanQuan Hemphill finished with 10 points, his ninth-straight game in double-figures
Jalen Tate led NKU with 30 points
McCloud hit 5 of his 8 3-point attempts
It's just the second time all year GB lost at the Resch Center
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