The Green Bay Phoenix are one and done in the Horizon League tournament for the second year in a row. Despite winning 8 of their last 10 regular season games, Green Bay was a 7 seed and forced to play on the road in the opening round against Youngstown State, a team that routed the Phoenix by 30 in Ohio during the season. The Penguins came out firing Tuesday night, hitting five of their first six three point shots and cruised to the victory 77-60. Youngstown was 8 of 12 from behind the arc in the first half while building a 45-34 lead. Green Bay was never able to get inside of double digits in the second half. Alec Brown led the Phoenix with 20 points, Kiefer Sykes added nine. All five Penguin starters scored between 14 and 17 points as the Penguins won just their fourth Horizon League tournament game in program history. Head coach Brian Wardle ended his second season as head coach with a 15-15 overall record. YSU will now play Detroit, an 80-71 winner over Loyola. UW-Milwaukee advanced with a 68-55 win over UIC. The Panthers were led by James Harsma with 18 points. Milwaukee gets Butler in the quarterfinal round, a 70-52 winner over Wright State. Regular season champion Valparaiso and second place finisher Cleveland State earned byes into the semifinal round.
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