Wright State won its 10 Horizon League game of the season in a wild, double-overtime affair at Cleveland State that saw 10 ties and 10 lead changes. Grant Benzinger scored 26 points and 10 rebounds for the Raiders. Green Bay also earned win number 10 in conference play with a dominating, 80-56, win at Milwaukee as four players scored in double figures and the Phoenix defense held the Panthers to 32.1 percent shooting. Youngstown State ended the game on a 9-2 run to upend Northern Kentucky, 81-77. Cameron Morse led all scorers with 20 points and five Penguins notched double-figure tallies.
Wright State 74, at Cleveland State 68 (2OT)*
Cleveland -- Playing its first double overtime game in four years, the Wright State men's basketball team outscored Cleveland State 14-8 in that decisive period to pull out a 74-68 Horizon League win over the Vikings Saturday afternoon at the Wolstein Center.
Mark Alstork forced the first overtime on two free throws at the 15.1-second mark and WSU led three times in the first extra period before a Demonte Flannigan dunk sent the game to a second overtime.
In that period, the Raiders took control by scoring seven of the first nine points, including a three and jumper by Benzinger.
Cleveland State drew to within two, but Wright State sealed the victory by making seven foul shots over the final 1:32.
MBB Pages: Wright State | Cleveland State
Green Bay 80, at Milwaukee 56*
MILWAUKEE, Wis. (GreenBayPhoenix.com) – Green Bay shot 50 percent (30-for-60) and locked down Milwaukee to run away with the 80-56 victory on Saturday afternoon at the UWM Panther Arena. The Phoenix (16-11, 10-5 HL) held the Panthers (8-20, 4-11 HL) to 32 percent (18-for-56) shooting and with the lowest point total in any Horizon League game this season.
Green Bay, which picked up its sixth win in the last seven games against Milwaukee, opened up a 33-11 lead in the first half before the Panthers stormed back with a 16-4 run to end the half and cut the Phoenix lead to 37-27 at the break.
MBB Pages: Green Bay | Milwaukee
at Youngstown State 81, Northern Kentucky 77*
The Youngstown State men's basketball team ended the contest on a 9-2 run in a come-from-behind 81-77 win over Northern Kentucky in the final home game of the season at the Beeghly Center on Saturday night.
NKU pulled within 79-77 on two free throws by Mason Faulkner with a minute left. YSU milked the clock and Cameron Morse converted a short jumper with 35 seconds left in the contest. On the ensuing inbounds pass Francisco Santiago stole the NKU pass. The Norse missed four 3-pointers in the final 23 seconds as the Guins held on for the four-point win.
Morse led all scorers with 20 points, 16 of which came in the second half. Matt Donlan finished with 14 while Jordan Kaufman and Hartfield each had 12.
MBB pages: Youngstown State | Northern Kentucky
THIS WEEK’S SCHEDULE
F19 Valparaiso at Detroit Mercy* 2:00 PM ESPN3
F19 UIC at Oakland* 3:00 PM ESPN3
THIS WEEK’S RESULTS
F16 Northern Kentucky 62, at Cleveland State 60*
F16 Wright State 84, at Youngstown State 81*
F17 UIC 74, at Detroit Mercy 69*
F17 at Oakland 82, Valparaiso 71*
F18 Green Bay 80, at Milwaukee 56*
F18 Wright State 74, at Cleveland State 68 (2OT)*
F18 at Youngstown State 81, Northern Kentucky 77*
*Horizon League game