Sulskis’ bucket gives YSU win

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YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP)—Sirlester Martin had 20 points and Vytas Sulskis hit a jumper with one second left to provide the winning basket as Youngstown State beat Wisconsin-Milwaukee 70-68 on Saturday night.

The Penguins (10-15, 7-8 Horizon League) trailed 41-36 at the half but took the lead with a 10-0 second-half run.

Youngstown State led 67-60 with 3:21 left before the Panthers (14-11, 9-6) went on an 8-0 run to take a 68-67 lead on Avery Smith’s layup with 1:28 remaining.

After the Penguins’ Zack Rebillot tied it with a free throw with just under a minute left, the teams traded missed shots until Sulskis hit the game-winner.

James Eayrs scored 19 points, Ricky Franklin 14 and Tone Boyle 12 for Milwaukee, which shot 57 percent from the field in the first 20 minutes but just 31 percent in the second half.

DeAndre Mays chipped in with 15 points for Youngstown State.

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 Wis. Milwaukee
James Eayrs James Eayrs
8-16,  19 Pts
11 Rebs, 3 Assists
 Youngstown St.
Sirlester Martin Sirlester Martin
8-13,  20 Pts
5 Rebs, 2 Assists

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