Wis-Green Bay tops Wis-Milwaukee in OT

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MILWAUKEE (AP)—Rahmon Fletcher scored 19 points and hit two free throws with 5.4 seconds left to lift Wisconsin-Green Bay to a 77-75 overtime victory over Wisconsin-Milwaukee in Horizon League action Friday night.

The outcome mirrored a game in the 2005-06 season, when the Phoenix also ended a Panther 5-0 league winning streak to start the season, defeating Milwaukee 84-77 on Jan. 14, 2006.

This time, Ryan Tillema scored 24 points to lead the Phoenix (11-5, 4-1), while the Panthers (9-6, 5-1) were led by Avery Smith with 21 points and Tone Boyle with 17.

Trailing by double-digits most of the second half, the Panthers came alive late with key 3-pointers including one by James Eayrs with 12.9 seconds left to tie the game 65-65 and force overtime.

The score was tied at 75-75 when Fletcher was fouled by Anthony Hill while driving to the basket, and he sank the free throws to win the game.

Green Bay led 36-25 at halftime thanks to 13 first-half points off the bench by Ryan Tillema.

Milwaukee hit 20-of-20 free throws for a Horizon League record. Several teams held the previous mark of 16 out of 16.

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 Top Performers
 Wis. Green Bay
Ryan Tillema Ryan Tillema
8-12,  24 Pts
6 Rebs, 0 Assists
 Wis. Milwaukee
Avery Smith Avery Smith
7-16,  21 Pts
6 Rebs, 5 Assists

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